In the quest to deliver more brilliant running, Mizuno has recently launched the Mezamashii Run Project. One aspect of the Project is a running shoe giveaway. Over the course of the remainder of the year, Mizuno will give away thousands of shoes and exclusive invitations to join the Mezamashii Run Project to runners who are looking to experience more euphoric, brilliant, mezamashii running.Basically, the folks at Mizuno decided to give away a bunch of pairs of shoes to individual runners instead of spending tons of money on an ad campaign. That means us everyday runners have a chance to win a free pair! Since the promotion is still gaining traction, the chance to win is still pretty good. They are giving away shoes weekly and if you enter once, you are entered into every weekly drawing. All you have to do is go to this website and click on the "Apply for an invite" button. If you receive an invite, you get a free pair of shoes! If this sounds like some sort of scam where no one actually wins, I know for a fact that Kim over at the Ilax Studio and Bobbi actually won a pair (and maybe you can too). Best of luck!
Although I'm an Asics girl at heart, I have been wearing a pair of Mizuno Inspires for racing and speedwork. I really like how they grip the ground. They are also a fairly stable shoe to help with my pronation issues. Here are some photos of the inspires in action at the Jim Gibbons 5k (left) and the Sheryl 5k (right).