Comments: After just 30 miles total in the Cursoris, I stated having hip pains. After examining the shoes, I found the right side shoe had rolled over (collapsed) on the medial side, rendering then unusable for running. Switched out to different shoes (Wave Universe) and the pains went away. I still use the Cursoris for walking around and they seem to be fine for that purpose. I don't regret buying these but I won't be getting any more pairs.
From: Jeff, Scottsdale, AZ
Comments: I echo Eric's comments below--probably one of the best fitting minimal offerings out there. Felt a bit odd walking in them at first but running yields a very natural foot plant. I find the forefoot very stable, responsive, and springy. I think it's a great first offering by Mizuno.
From: Darren, Colorado, USA
Comments: I found the heel fit perfect. It did not slip, unlike the Altra Instinct 1.5 with its wide heel not "cupping" properly the region of my Achilles tendon. The shoe has remarkable cushioning for its light weight (7.5 oz - 212 g, size USA 10.5) which would tend to suggest otherwise. I guess the Mizuno Wave worked one more time for me. I use this shoe for races and I hope Mizuno will produce a trainer version weighing some 8 to 9 oz at size USA 9 for men.
From: Eric Clarke, Ivy, St. Michael, Barbados
Comments: Not for me. First, this shoe runs big, by at least one half size based on a typical Mizuno fit. This is most likely due to the larger toebox, and the mesh on the upper. I was a tester for Mizuno, logging more than 600 miles in my pair of evos, and I can tell you...I won't be running another mile in them. I am a big believer in Mizuno, but I think they've strayed from their core too far with this kick. I will stick to my trusted Musha's for now. For what it's worth...
From: Brooks, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Comments: I just ran a rugged 50 mile trail race in these shoes. They are light and responsive with good protection. I love the room in the toe box. Granted, I beat the heck out of them but the mountain didn't beat me up. If they had a rock stop and a little more traction on the heel they would be perfect for a trail 100 miler. These shoes are especially awesome on the road.
From: Dan, Los Gatos, CA, USA
Comments: Just got these shoes and threw in a bullet 8 miler and they felt awesome. Lots of room in the toes (I typically wear 4E and yet there was enough room in these shoes for my large forefoot). These shoes are super light. Lighter than my Nike LunaRacers (I have a scale). Very flexible. The best thing I liked was they seem to rebound well off the foot strike and while some could interpret that as bouncy, I like that feeling. Cushioning is ok, I used an old Dr. Scholls pad which I always do anyway and that combo provided plenty of cush. Just moved my Nike Montreal's to a backup role for Boston in 10 weeks. Mizuno Cursoris moved to the front of the Boston line. Uppers are really comfy and airy but won't be good in the rain!
From: Ken, Prescott, AZ, USA
Comments: I love these shoes. They are well-ventilated with plenty of room in the toe box. There is plenty of protection to allow me to go on longer runs without all the extra weight. Definite must buy.
From: Tim, Birmingham, AL, USA
Comments: Best runnning shoes I have worn! Mizuno hit the mark with these for minimalist/barefoot design. I could go on and on, buy a pair, AWESOME!!!
From: Michael, New Orleans, LA USA