Staff Picks

Ryan - Staff Pick Mizuno

The Mizuno Wave Rider is Fleet Feet Knoxville FIT Specialist Ryan Prout's, shoe of choice when training for long distances. Ryan is a long-time long distance runner and is also an avid trail runner. He just recently completed his first trail marathon!

Check out what he has to say or better yet, come by the store to chat with him about the Wave Rider:

Mizuno is a shoe that gives back as you run on it. A lot of other shoes are going for more cushion, which is nice but it just kinda mashes under your foot and doesn’t release any power like Mizuno tends to do. Mizuno also grabs my foot better than any other shoe due to the fabric they use on the inside. It’s similar to the inside of a triathlon shoe and I am able to run barefoot in these shoes with no issues.

Mizuno also reminds me of my short distance minimal shoes because they are lightweight and only have an 8mm drop. This minimal feel allows me to hit the middle of my foot much easier and leads to a more efficient stride. My long distance shoe of choice is the Mizuno Wave Rider for all of these reasons. Mizuno Logo