Comments:I previously ran in the wave rider (16s). I just couldn't make the switch to the 17s. The shoe went on too much of diet (kind of like lots of reviews on the Inspire change). I also ran in the previous Inspire but wasn't a huge fan. After months of searching, I finally came back to these. They honestly feel like the Wave Rider 16s, which are a neutral shoe. Go figure. At any rate, they are supportive enough for me. I actually like the fabric and agree with another review that they do need a bit a of a break in period (first time ever for a Mizuno shoe for me). My only complaint is that the shoe's tongue could be a tiny bit longer. But I never seem to think about that when I am running. They handle my current mileage just fine (ramping up for a fall marathon). This is my second pair just incase changes are made in a new model before my next marathon.
From: Anonymous. August 1st 2014
Comments: I miss the Inspire 9 : (. I'm running in the 10s but they feel very different and I'm not loving them. My feet seem to move around more inside the shoe creating hot spots I never felt in the 9s. Also I miss the springy feel of the 9, these feel flat and less responsive to my foot strike. I also have a new pair of Brooks Ravenna 5s that feel the same. I'm not sure what to look at now but I want my Inspire 9s back!!
From: Kat, NH, USA. April 25th 2014
Comments: Why did they have to fix what wasn't broken? I LOVED the Inspire 9. The new toe box is too wide, to much overcorrection, and awful fabric. One of the things I loved about the 9, was the open weave mesh. Thankfully the person that did my new fitting recommended the neural version of the Inspire. Mizuno, stick with what works.
From: Suzanne, Dallas, TX, USA. April 18th 2014
Comments: Why is it that if something is working for you the company has to go and change it completely!? I LOVED The Inspire and have worn it for years. Models 6-9 have served me well. Helped me so much I even got rid of my plantar fasc thanks to the slight heel drop. Now? BOO! Hate the 10 and I sent them back. Back to the drawing board. Lame, Mizuno.
From: Ashley, Dallas, TX, USA. April 10th 2014
Comments: Mizuno ruined the Inspire by taking too much away from the upper and making the toe box too wide. I have worn the Inspire since model 6 and bought 10 and wore them on a 6 mile run and got a huge blister on the top of my foot because the toe box was too loose and the edging around the shoe laces inside the shoe rubbed on my foot. I have worn Mizunos since 2006, but now have to find a new shoe because the only other options for over-pronators are too heavy. Boo Mizuno, booo! (size 9.5)
From: Laura, Albany, NY. 4/1/14
Comments: Best iteration of the Inspire that Mizuno has ever designed. I've been a fan of the shoe since version 4, but the changes made in the 7 and 8 were not for the better, and not working for me. I was ready to jump ship, but decided to give the 10's a try. Glad I did. All good changes...Comfort, stability and support are perfect, and they feel even lighter than previous models. I will put a couple pair of these on the shelf, in case Mizuno decides to change things up again. This is my perfect shoe!
From: Jill, Dayton, OH. 2/25/14