Mizuno giveaway Wave Hitogami

The awesome people at Mizuno have given me the opportunity to do a giveaway for a pair of their brand new Wave Hitogami’s. If you havent seen or heard about these.. take a second to check these baby’s out!
 
 
The shoe is built to be brilliant. This shoe makes you want to run fast. It’s light, low and lean enough for racing, but has such an efficient, stable ride thanks to the Smoothride design of the U4ic midsole and Parallel Wave plate in the heel. It’s also a great choice for fast training days. The mesh keeps your feet cool and looks great! You get fit, and function, without sacrificing comfort.
The thing that is cool about this particular shoe is the name, and the “look”. The name Hitogami means “Human Gods” (which we all strive for when running at our best…) and the shoes, when put together make the image of a Japanese Kabuki Mask.  This follows the Kabuki theater tradition, where actors wore face paint to portray Hitogami.  Samurai hero have allowed themselves to be possessed by powerful spirits, which are portrayed via bold, red make-up. Thus they transform into ‘Hitogami’ – human god.  This would be similar to getting into your mezamashii zone and transforming yourself into a brilliant runner with bold weaponry, your shoes.
Specs:  
 
Performance neutral shoe that is replacing the Wave Ronin and Wave Musha. 
U4ic midsole: Delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning
Traditional Japanese racing flat construction: Allows for a fast, low-slung ride
Kabuki-inspired midfoot wrap: Provides lockdown support
Flat-bottomed last combined with low toe-spring: Gives inherent stability
Smooth G3 forefoot rubber: Allows optimal smoothness at touchdown in the forefoot
8.0 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 6.6 oz for a Women’s size 8. 
9mm offset with 23mm/14mm heel/forefoot stack heights
 
Men’s Colors
White/Black/Cyber Yellow Mizuno Wave Hitogami
Black/Cyber Yellow/Electric Mizuno Wave Hitogami
Women’s Colors
White/Blue Depths/Aurora Mizuno Wave Hitogami
Electric/Olympian Blue/Cyber Yellow Mizuno Wave Hitogami
 
My impressions:
 
I am love with this shoe. I have struggled at times to find a shoe that was lightweight yet had enough cushion in the forefoot area without being “clunky”. I have finally found what I was looking for. I normally wear a 0-4mm offset shoe and find that works the best for me. Surprisingly enough, when I have these on, they don’t feel any different than any of my other favorites that are much flatter. (These are a 9mm offset) These racing shoes make me feel fast, and even though I know I’m not a fast runner by any means, they make me feel good. They are sharp looking, and I love the Kabuki mask built into the design. 
 
 
Would you like to have a pair of your own so you can experience Mezamashii running? 
Here’s your chance! Follow the directions of the Rafflecopter below. This will be a quick running giveaway, so don’t hesitate! Winner will be announced on Sunday Feb 2nd. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win!
 
Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed in the post are 100% my own. 
I was given these shoes for review purposes, and am not compensated by Mizuno Running in any way for a positive opinion.


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