Monday, July 9, 2012

Giveaway - Mizuno Running Shoes - Mezamashii Project

You’ve probably seen a few Mizuno Giveaway blog posts in the last few days.  Here’s another.  I was recently invited to be a founding member of Mizuno's Mezamashii Run Project.  Mizuno’s goal for the project (aside from marketing) is to help runners have a more brilliant run, hence the name Mezamashii, meaning "eye opening" or "brilliant" in Japanese. Harnessing the power of real-world experience and social media to spread the work about Mizuno and their products.


I was offered a free pair of their shoes to try, and I took them up on their offer.  This is no small step for me since I’ve been running in Asics Gel Nimbus for at least 6 years.  I went with the Mizuno Wave Creation 13.  I’ve only done one 10-mile run in the shoes, so I’m not yet ready to put together any sort of review.  My initial impressions are good.  They are decidedly more stiff out of the box than the Asics, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.  Once I break them in and put them through their paces I’ll put a review together.

In addition to my free pair of shoes, they’ve given me another pair to give away to help another runner find their ‘brilliant’ run.  The offer from Mizuno expires fairly soon, so this will be a quick giveaway.  I’ll take entries through Noon Eastern on Thursday (7/12), and announce the winner Thursday afternoon.  There are multiple ways to enter, each earning an individual entry.  You must add an individual comment below for each way you enter … each comment equals and entry and one more chance to win:
  1. Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  2. Add a comment below letting me know your current ‘go-to’ shoe, and how long you’ve run in that make/model – curious if others are as overly loyal as me
  3. Follow me on twitter - @EvolvingThruRun – or let me know you already do (leave a comment)
  4. Link to this Giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)
  5. Share with me @EvolvingThruRun and @MizunoUSA in a tweet saying why you want to give Mizunos a try (leave a comment)
  6. Like the LoveAllTennis page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/LoveAllTennis).  Unrelated to this post - this is a new company my wife is launching, and ‘Likes’ make her very happy (leave a comment)
Entries close Noon Eastern on Thursday (7/12) – Good Luck!!

70 comments:

  1. I've been running in Nike Frees for about 5 years but have recently added in Brooks Green Silence and New Balance Trail Minimus to my rotation.

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  2. I'm following you all over the internets. I have the Mizuno project deal too and I don't want to be a free shoe hog. So, I'll retweet your giveaway. Holla!

    P.S. Cupcakes cured my hamstring for real.

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  3. I don't have "go to" shoes. Months after I need a new pair I finally drag my ass to a shoe store, try on the cheapest shoes, and go with the pair that doesn't feel weird. My feet are fine in all shoes, it seems, which makes me lucky.

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  4. anddd for another entry: my go-to shoe has always been the Brooks Adrenaline but with my latest pair I am trying out Asics.
    Love the blog!

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  5. i
    sooooooooooooooo
    super
    follow!

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  6. go to shoes...........
    for YEARS it was Saucony pro-grid ride III.

    now it's my sweet HOKA ONE ONE's!!!
    Because they are so damn hot lookin'.

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  7. I follow your tweeting on twitter bbut you need to quit your day job so you CAN tweet MORE!!

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  8. A happy wife = a happy LIFE!!

    I. LIKED!

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  9. I'm in the Saucony Mirage and have been for about 9 months, but I am SO ready for a change.

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  10. I follow you on twitter! @ricoleruns

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  11. I follow your blog (and have been for quite some time, but I don't know if I've ever actually commented).

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  12. My go to shoe for pavement has been my Vibram Five Fingers, and for trails has been Columbia Ravenous.

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  13. i have been running in asics, but recently started looking to make the switch as my right foot isnt too happy with me. have been getting TONS of recs for mizunos... actually went to the shoe store and tried on the creations today. they blew my mind... and i plan to go back and get 'em once i get paid this week.

    however, i wouldn't mind a free pair instead :)

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  14. also, now following you on twitter- @runkaitrun

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  15. I'm a Twitter follower (@amtaylo).

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  16. I've been running in Nike Zoom Structures for over a year, but I'm anxious to try out some Brooks Pure shoes when my injury is healed and I can get back to running.

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  17. Go-to-shoe is currently my New Balance 860's...with Mizuno Wave Inspire 6's a close second.

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  18. Nike Air Pegasus is my goto...actually any Nike Air uusually works for me. I'm open to change and I'd love to give Mizuno a try. Thanks!

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  19. I've been wearing Mizuno Wave Riders since my first marathon. I had a bout of plantar fasciitis in 2005, but after switching, I haven't had any major issues.

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  20. I'm following on gfc!
    ohsmiledarling(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I'm following you on twitter ohsmiledarling

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  22. I currently have new balance running sneakers! I haven't been running long enough to be brand loyal!

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  23. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ohsmiledarling/status/222708228599980033

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  24. Currently running in the Mizuno Wave 3. Have faithfully worn Saucony Shadow 6000 for about a decade, but decided to try a lower heel drop. I'm liking them a lot!

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  25. My current go-to shoe is the Mizuno Wave River 15. I had the 12s then the 13s, fell in love, and my running was changed! I basically became injury free! Then they introduced the 14s and after a wave of complaints they immediately came out with the 15s. My feet are SO happy!

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  26. I follow you on Twitter! (via @runningbun)

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  27. I liked your wife's page! I have some family friends close to there, I will pass it along!

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  28. I follow publicly as will1494

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  29. This is embarrassing. I've run in my SAME pair of Mizuno's (unsure of the model, but they are volleyball shoes) for almost a decade. I was in college volleyball in 2003/2004, so I've been putting on miles in the same tired old shoes---that I LOVE.

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  30. I liked the Facebook page as Amanda Jones

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  31. I follow you publicly on GFC -- Gina M
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. I am a new runner and am still looking for my "go-to" shoe! I am very interested in hearing everyone's suggestions. It would be wonderful to be able to try our these Mizunos!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/223028810961010690

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. Like the LoveAllTennis page on Facebook-- Crave to Save
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Go to shoe - Mizuno Wave Rider's which I have been running in for over a year and love!

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  36. My "go to" shoe was the Brooks Ghost 4 and recently the Brooks Flows. I'm not that loyal as I've previously tried Asics and NB too. I still haven't fount that one "brilliant run" shoe and have had my eye on Wave Rider and/or Wave Precisions for awhile now!

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  37. Now following you on Twitter (@mgivengo)

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  38. 4) linked to this from my blog:
    http://mgivenback.com/post/26994991880/mizuno-running-shoes-contest

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  39. 5) Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/mgivengo/status/223140756834099201

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  40. 6) Facebook page liked! Whew that's all six :)

    Thanks for the contest and good luck everyone!

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  41. Anything for a "brillant" run!

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  42. Well I ran in muzinos for a long time but switched this past year and I desperately need to go back to muzinos I think! I was injury free up until April and man being injured sucks! My feet were very unhappy with me.

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  43. I've been wearing Brooks my entire year of running. I am super loyal but also it's hard trying to switch. I've tried twice and both times it was a big mistake. I'm interested in it though. Hope to win!

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  44. I had been wearing Brooks Adrenalines but just bought Mizuno Aspire 8s.

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