I had the good fortune to win a Mizuno gear credit in last seasons Team RF lottery.Having been a convert to Mizuno shoes during the past 2 years thanks to “freebies” obtained working the Toronto Women’s Run Series and the generosity of Arnold Tse our friendly neighbourhood Mizuno rep.
I had seen Dylan Wykes sporting the Ronin 3’s and decided that these Anthracite/Silver with Red/Orange trim were for me.What the heck is Anthracite??
The shoes weigh in at a feather-like 7oz and truly have a slipper-like feel,if you like minimalist yet cushioned slippers with a great sole tread that grips in all but the most extreme conditions.My only concern with the shoes was the slim insole.I understand that this is where companies cut down on the weight,but I felt that if I was to get the desired cushioning and comfort for the 10mile and Half Marathon I intended to wear them for,a change was necessary.I simply exchanged the insoles for those in my Wave Precision 11’s and voila! extra cushion in my racers and a little less weight in my long run/junk mile shoes! Genius.
The result was the perfect racing shoe for those longer distances and I believe my steady string of consistent race results were due in large part to the shoes!
Looking forward to this years lottery and the model!