Comments: These are my first inspires since version 6. I still consider Wave Inspire 6 to be the best running shoes that I have ever worn. That being said, it would unfair of me to try and compare the 2. When I first received version 9 I Couldn't for the life of me get them to lace up comfortably.I decided to completely unlace them and start from scratch.Re lacing them, I noticed that the 4th eyelet up from the toe is extremely offset, something that my many other running shoes are not. I bypassed the offset eyelet and low and behold they now feel great. Running in these shoes are just about what I expected.Good amount of support, pronation control,and a smooth feel upon contact with the ground. Me? 5'11", 155, 62 years young. My mileage varies according to injury status on a particular day. I do plan on running with these shoes in my next 13.1
From: Jim, Monroe, MI USA
Comments: A very reliable, dependable shoe for me. I've tried shoes that are flashier, lighter, or more minimal but keep coming back to these for daily distance and long runs. The upper is a big plus and a great improvement over the old model. Glad that Mizuno got rid of all those overlays! For a support shoe, it is light and responsive. Sizing for me is exactly like all other Mizuno models.
From: Jeff, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Comments: This is by far, in my opinion, the best Inspire model for sure. A more cushioned feel, especially in the forefoot. Much lighter and just enough stability without feeling stiff or hard. Seems to fit about a 1/2 size small to me. Very pleased after 50 miles and a good 5K race in mine.
From: David, Tempe, AZ
Comments: Sizing seems to have changed compared to previous Inspires. My usual US10 was quite a bit too long on my foot.
From: Steven, Aus