Confession time. I try to treat my feet right and replace my running shoes every 300 to 400 miles like I’m supposed to, but I use the excuse that I treat my shoes super nice to string them out as long as possible. While running is a fairly cost effective form of exercise (especially it you don’t race often), shoes are annoying expensive these days if you want to get anything that will last.
So, I have had these Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s for a while. I picked them up on a whim in a chance rambling through a DSW. $160 list price, clearing them out for $60. Even if they’re junk, $60 is still a pretty decent deal.
Turns out they were way better than I thought they would be. They feel a lot different than my normal goto Saucony’s (Rides and Guides) but in a good way. They’re especially good in the rain; they are a little taller than my other shoes and take a lot longer to soak through.
A few other pairs of shoes have come and gone since I got the Mizuno’s, but I’ve been keeping them around for backups when my other shoes are drying out from rainy runs. They still look pretty good and feel pretty much the same as when I got them. Let’s pull up their profile in my Garmin Connect gear tracker.
Yeah, yikes, over 1,000 miles! Most other shoes I’ve had recently are pretty well dead at 600.
Hmm, I see that the Engima 6 edition is on discount at Amazon currently; maybe its time to finally retire my trusty old friends.