Any time you run you know you’re delivering high impact to your feet and joints. (Some of you who hit the buffet more than you should, are delivering even higher levels of stressful impact, but that’s another discussion.)
Wearing the right shoe can mean the difference between a great cardio workout and spending the next few days with ice packs and wrapped knees. I know. My knees are shot. Run more than a few blocks, and they’ll swell up bigger than Richard Sherman’s ego on game day. So wearing supportive shoes has become crucial. The problem is most of them are heavy and clunky. Enter the Mizuno Wave Paradox.
The paradox of the Paradox is they are highly supportive, while still being lightweight and comfortable. (And without looking like your grandfather’s ortho shoes.) Taking everything Mizuno’s learned about support and control from years of making top baseball and soccer shoes, these shoes are engineered for running.
Instead of packing on extra layers of material to provide support, Mizuno created a unique sidewall design with Fan Wave Technology that delivers maximum support with almost no added weight or bulk. It gives you a stable ride all the way through landing to push off.
I gave the Paradox a test run, and have been using them as my exclusive shoe ever since. They have more support and cushion than my usual shoes, and I’ve even started wearing them during weight training because of the stable feel they give me. They haven’t cured my knee issues—they’re not medical miracles—but they definitely minimized them. Now if we can just talk Mizuno into figuring out how to make running less damn boring…