I feel like a very lucky girl – right at my running low, I got offered the chance to try out a fab pair of running shoes. I even got to choose which shoes, making this much more fun and more authentic of course.
These are what caught my eye right away.
I’m sure you know I love a bit of pink so I decided to go for something a little different. Different and bright. These are the Merrell Mix Master Move Glide Womens Running shoes.
When they arrived on my doorstep I was in the middle of “resting” my knee so I couldn’t run right away. It’s funny how when I am more than able to run, I’m not motivated to but the minute I physically can’t run I am itching to get out there and pound the pavement!
So the first time I tried them out was on my cycle commute to work! Same effects, less impact 🙂
These shoes are quoted as having ‘breathable mesh lining’ …which was evident from the first pedal! I’ve never worn a shoe that is so breathable! I could literally feel the wind between my toes!
Another reason I chose this shoe was for the support. Although they are very light, they have a cushion in the heel to absorb shock and add stability. This they did do. I felt natural running in them…oh yes…I did get out and run in them! A few times actually.
Once, at a Nike Training Club ‘Run to Train’ session and again at a Fitness Playground session.
|run out to our training spot|
Part of the reason I enjoyed wearing this shoe is that I don’t remember much about wearing the shoe! As in, I didn’t have to fiddle with undone laces, I didn’t have toes rubbing (I usually always get a blister in the same place when I run), no knee pain, no clunking, no plodding…I just got to get on with the task at hand…to run.
One thing I was conscious of though was grip. The ground was wet and I would be cautious wearing any shoe. I didn’t ever lose my footing, but I did make a real effort to ensure I could feel the grip between the shoe and the ground…which I could because of the way this shoe is constructed.
|couldn’t get the best pic of me in the shoes…|
Model: Mix Master Move Glide
Me and these shoes will definitely be friends for a while to come and I’m pretty sure they’ll be my race day choice in future. Which is when?! …race planning is underway!
Next up, I will be on the hunt for some trail running shoes…anyoe have any recommendations or favourites?!
Elle 🙂 x
p.s This is not a sponsored post; I was provided with the shoes to test…but all opinions are my own 🙂