Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mizuno running shoe giveaway!

Lucky day!

Recently, I was invited to be a founding member of Mizuno's Mezamashii Run Project. I received information about Mizuno, the project, a pair of running shoes and -- this is where you come in -- a free pair to give away!

Before I get to the giveaway, though, let me share some information.

Mizuno designed the project to help runners have a more brilliant run, thus the name, Mezamashii, which means "eye opening" or "brilliant" in Japanese. Instead of spending money on an extensive ad campaign to promote their shoes, they decided to put the shoes on the feet of real runners, with the belief that those runners would achieve a "mezamashii feeling" and spread the word.

Well, here I am spreading the word.

Now, let me share some of my history with Mizuno. It hasn't always been the best. Back when I was wearing heavier shoes, I tried out a pair of Mizunos that just weren't for me. They were great for kicking around, but not for my running gait.

So, I was a little apprehensive when I was invited to be part of the Mezamashii Run Project. Would I hate the shoes? Then what would I do?

I didn't even need to worry.

I ordered up the Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 and have worn them for my last five or so runs. They are awesome. 

I love how they feel and, I admit, I love how they look! Check them out:


Slick, right?

Right.

Take a look at this video to learn more about the project:




Excited? Want to win some new kicks?

Well, OK!

The Giveaway!


One lucky reader will win a pair of Mizunos of their choice (just not the Wave Prophecy). To enter, just leave me a comment telling me why you want to win a pair of Mizuno running shoes.


As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment
  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do  (leave a comment
  • Pin the image from this post to share the giveaway on Pinterest  (leave a comment
  • Link to this giveaway on Twitter using this tweet (leave a comment): 
I want to win @MizunoRunning shoes from @TheHappyRunner  http://tinyurl.com/c8y4c6j
  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do  (leave a comment
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog  (leave a comment)   
This giveaway will run through Monday, July 9th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

Disclosure: I received a free pair of running shoes but was not otherwise compensated. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

293 comments:

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Victoria said...

I'd like to try a new brand of shoe so I can alternate pairs - and I've heard great things about Mizuno!

Chantal DeMattia said...

I have only ever run in one particular style, and I would like to try out what else it out there! And your post does a good job of making me want to try Mizuno!

Ali said...

I want to win a pair because I have heard how great they are and would like to experience a brilliant run

Allison Behan said...

I have learned that I have been wearing the wrong size shoe for a while - so a new pair of Mizunos would be *awesome*! Great contest.
Allison Behan

Mindy Bobe said...

I would LOVE to try a pair of Mizunos! I've never tried any but have heard great things about them from friends! And now that my favorite Asics model is no longer being made I need to find a new shoe!

Mindy Bobe said...

I follow this blog! :-)

Mindy Bobe said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Mindy Bobe said...

I pinned this giveaway to Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/31314159879711290/

Mindy Bobe said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/mindybobe/status/221625722748420096

Mindy Bobe said...

I'm following you on twitter!

Jess said...

Running is not my strongest sport, so I always feel so inspired and motivated to take my running to a new level when I get new sneakers! I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon, so a new pair of these awesome Mizuno sneakers would be a dream!

Jess Anderson said...

Just followed your blog!

Jess Anderson said...

Followed you on Pinterest!

Jess Anderson said...

@TwoTriJess is following you on Twitter

Jess Anderson said...

Tweeted the giveaway @TwoTriJess

Megan@ Run Like a Grl said...

I want to win because I am on the search for my perfect running shoe!

Megan@ Run Like a Grl said...

Followed you on pinterest!

Megan@ Run Like a Grl said...

Tweeted about it! (@runlikeagrl)

Megan@ Run Like a Grl said...

I follow you on twitter now!

Megan@ Run Like a Grl said...

Linking to this giveaway on my post today!

Cameron and Jill said...

I bought mizunos as my very first pair of running shoes(about 4 shoes ago) and was thinking of getting another pair because I loved them so much. BUT winning them for FREE would be much sweeter!!! Thanks!

Cameron and Jill said...

I follow your blog! Its amazing and inspiring!

Elle @ nutritionella said...

OH.M.G. I've been a Mizuno girl forever and would love a new pair of the Wave Inspire 8s! I'm on my 2nd pair of 7s and they're about to bite the dust. I started following you on Bloglovin. :)

Cameron and Jill said...

I follow you on pinterest too, love the recipes you pin mostly. I am all about not starving my body of yummy food

Elle @ nutritionella said...

I'm following on Twitter!

Elle @ nutritionella said...

and following on Pinterest. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cameron and Jill said...

Pinned your giveaway

Cameron and Jill said...

Tweeted about your giveaway too!

Cameron and Jill said...

following you on Twitter now too!

Jess said...

Pinned the giveaway! http://pinterest.com/jessicafaith20/run/

Davey and Jess said...
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Elle @ nutritionella said...

Tweeted too. I think I'm done. :)

trainerdavey said...
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Davey said...

I'd love to win a pair of these sneakers for my wife, Jess. She's training for her first 1/2 marathon in October and although running is not her strength, I'm so proud of her hard work and perseverance!

Davey said...

@TrainerDavey followed you on Twitter

Davey said...

@trainerDavey tweeted the giveaway

Tami mommy of nine said...

I would LOVE a pair. I need some new shoes.

Tami mommy of nine said...

I follow you on pinterest.

Tami mommy of nine said...

I also follow your blog.

Tami mommy of nine said...

I follow you in races too. Cause I am always behind you, but that's ok.:D

Tami mommy of nine said...

I will try to pin this but I have no idea how to do that.

Joey Michalski said...

Id love to win a pair I currently run in Mizunos and LOVE them. I'm due for a new pair pretty soon:)

Amanda Jones said...

My current Mizunos are from 2003. Volleyball shoes from college. I LOVE them but they are in need of replacement---desperately! I'd love to use them in my 1st 5k. :)

Amanda Jones said...

I follow as @will1494 on Twitter

will1494 said...

I tweeted the message. https://twitter.com/will1494/status/221645663274942465

will1494 said...

I follow your blog & liked it on Facebook.

will1494 said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Anonymous said...

hmmmm, I'm an asics girl but will try anything of it is free :) Karyn Murphy

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

Follow you on pinterest

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

Pinned!

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

follow you on twitter already!

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

tweeted about the giveaway!

Julie Merryman said...

I'm in desperate need of new shoes!! I would LOVE a new pair of Mizunos. I've been searching for a new pair and have yet to find ones I love!

Julie Merryman said...

I follow your blog

Julie Merryman said...

I tweeted the give away!

Julie Merryman said...

I already follow you on twitter!

Julie Merryman said...

I'm a pinterest follower!

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Julie Merryman said...

I pinned your picture :)

Julie Merryman said...

And my blog post about it is up!

Carol Landry said...

I want to win a pair because I love Mizuno's! Money is tight these days for us and I can't afford another pair just yet. Winning these would be sweet! They truly are an amazing shoe.

Anonymous said...

I've been a follower on twitter for quite a while now(:

Anonymous said...

I love Mizunos! They got that perfect fit for me and I would love to have a pair of shoes that isn't the Wave Prophecy.

Cara said...

I have worn Asics since high school. I al always scared to try others in case they don't work out. I have wanted to try these!!

Cara said...

I follow you on Pinterest,

I have worn Asics since high school. I al always scared to try others in case they don't work out. I have wanted to try these!!

Cara said...

I follow you on facebook.
I have worn Asics since high school. I al always scared to try others in case they don't work out. I have wanted to try these!!

Cara said...

I pinned!!!

http://pinterest.com/pin/286682332500453240/

Cara said...

I follow your blog!

siilenti said...

I desperately need a new pair of running shoes but theyre so expensive! Id love to win a pair!

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I love love love love love mizuno and would/need a new pair! The new designs are so awesome! Ready for some brilliant runs!

Bridget said...

I would like to win to try out a different brand. I think I need a change from my Brooks!

Bridget said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Bridget said...

I follow your blog!

Bridget said...

I pinned the image on Pinterest!

Bridget said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Bridget said...

I will link this to my blog!

Christy H. said...

I follow your blog.

Andrea said...

In need of new running shoes, and would love to try these!

Andrea said...

Tweeted about your giveaway! (carpediem_LM)

Andrea said...

Now following you on twitter too! (carpediem_LM)

Jill Barnes said...

I would like a pair as I'm working towards my FIRST 5K! I follow on Twitter, re-tweeted and re-pinned on Pinterest if my phone starts to cooperate, then I'll be following you on Pinterest & your blog soon too!

@MRScrashmattb

Terri Preast said...

I want to win Mizuno shoes because I have heard fabulous things about this new line! Thank you for hosting this!

TerrPreast said...

Tweeted it!

Terri Preast said...

Oops - typo on that last. My name is Terri Preast, not TerrPreast (although that could be a cool username, if I needed one!). Anyway, following you on Twitter!

Terri Preast said...

Pinned you on Pinterest!

Terri Preast said...

Following you on Pinterest, as well - thanks again for hosting this!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I want to win because I've been a Brooks girl for awhile now, but heard AWESOME things about the new wave riders and really want to try them out!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I'm a follower!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

I follow you on pinterest!

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

Pinned this post on pinterest!

Nomers said...

I want to win a pair of Mizunos because I need a new pair!

Cindy said...

The last shoes I bought werent a good fit so ready to try something new! Yay for giveaways!!

Cindy said...

I also follow your blog

Cindy said...

And when I get back to my desktop I'll follow you on pinterest!

Sarah said...

I'd love to win them, because my Nikes have died and gone to shoe Heaven. It's TIME! :)

Sarah
www.thinfluenced.com

Sarah said...

And of course I follow your blog! Who doesn't?! Crazy people: That's who!

Sarah

Sarah said...

I tweeted all about it! :)

Sarah

https://twitter.com/thinfluenced/status/221708737461755905

Sarah said...

I'm a Twitter follower! :)

Sarah

Laurel C said...

I am in desperate need of a new pair of running shoes, as I have definitely put on a lot of miles on my pair of Wave Riders. I'd love to win a new pair for my marathon training that I am about to start!

Laurel C said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Laurel C said...

I'm a blog follower!

Laurel C said...

I also follow you on twitter!

Laurel C said...

I Pinned the giveaway!
http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820687482464/

Laurel C said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/221710905082265601

Monica said...

I've heard so many great things about Mizunos, I would love to try a pair, Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

Tweeted it:
https://twitter.com/mmhemsley/status/221711880165670912

Monica said...

I follow you on Twitter

Maya antonio said...

I REALLY want to win a pair I'd Mizunos because I have been having a very hard time finding the right pair if running shoes and I really want to focus in improving in the sport

Monica said...

I'm following you now in Pinterest. I'm enjoying checking out all of your pins.

HudkinsFamily said...

I'd love to try a new pair of shoes - I'm ready for a new pair and I'm not totally in love with my current shoes (Saucony Ride) - that's why I'd love to win these!

HudkinsFamily said...

I follow you on Pinterest!
Another entry!

HudkinsFamily said...

I 'like' you on FB - another entry :)

Amy Lauren said...

I'd love to win because I love Mizuno shoes and really need a new pair to train for a few upcoming half marathons. I like the Wave Inspire the best (3 pairs!) but have considered trying a few others like the Creations, which my friend loves. I'd definitely wear the shoes during my training because I'm a Mizuno girl when it comes to shoes!

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Lauren said...

Also, I follow your blog on my Google Reader.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Lauren said...

Also, I follow on Pinterest.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Lauren said...

And I follow on twitter (I am @ProudPatriot07)

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Britton said...

I would love to win a pair of Mizuno's!! I just started training for the Marine Corps marathon that is coming up in October! I am going to need to get a new pair of shoes soon to run the marathon in and a pair of Mizuno's would be perfect!!!

Britton said...

I am a follower on twitter!!!

Molly said...

I really would like to win a pair, because I just had my first baby 2 months ago and I would like to start jogging and running again...I love to run, and I haven't been able to do that for a few months..so this would be absolutely great for me. Thank you so much! Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Following you thru Google Friend Connect - Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Following you on Pinterest - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Image Pin - http://pinterest.com/pin/49469295877539700/ Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/Mollydoo2/status/221732563503415296 Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Following on Twitter @mollydoo2 - Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

amramazon280 said...

need a new pair of running shoes for my next marathon
amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

amramazon280 said...

pinterest follower
amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

amramazon280 said...

gfc follower
amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/221735018735734784

missris said...

When I first started running seriously, I went to a running store in Austin and got fitted for a good pair of shoes and they were, you guessed it, Mizunos! I've been wearing them ever since (10 years!) and they have never let me down!

missris said...

I follow your blog!

missris said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

missris said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Melissa said...

Would love to get in a Mezamashii run in a pair of Alchemy's. I've stuck with what I know works, but wanna give em a go!

Melissa said...

I follow you on pinterest! (melissyk)

Melissa said...

Follow you on Twitter (@melissyk)

Melissa said...

"Like" your FB page as well ;)

Melissa said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/melissyk/status/221738494857449472

Melissa said...

Pinned it!
http://pinterest.com/pin/20688479508884873/ Mezamashii Run Project

Kay JS said...

I'm in desperate need of new running shoes and this would be a great way to try a new brand.

staciey said...

I'm a girl who only gets excited about new running shoes.

staciey said...

Also, I Tweeted the contest.

https://twitter.com/theladysybil/status/221743044658085888

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I am on a big comeback. Six years ago I ran a 15 minute 5km. After some personal struggles, a masters thesis that felt like it would never end, and a whole lot of pizza and beer, this past christmas I was running a 35 minute 5km. Mizuno shoes have been a big part of my inspiration. I ran in Mavericks when I was fast, and when I decided I was going to get back down under 17 minutes for 5km I tried on a pair of Elixir 7s. I took them out of the store and ran around a mall parking lot giggling about how light and responsive they felt. I told my self that I needed to loose 30 pounds before I deserved the new Elixirs. I am down 40 pounds now, and I have been beating up my beautiful Mizuno Elixir 7s. I am back down to 45 minutes for 10km, and I am pushing for an under 20 minute 5km. If I could get my hands on a pair of the new Mizuno Wave Prophecy, I could up my milage and divide the miles between the two shoes and kick some serious butt by September!! Wow, I would love that - and so would the high school track team I am coaching!

Meghan said...

I follow via GFC!

Meghan said...

I tweeted - @CompilationTape

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I follow this blog

Meghan said...

I would love to win the Mizunos because I run in Wave Nirvanas and I have been so happy with the brand. I am also recovering from an injury and need a new pair of shoes:)

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I linked to this giveaway on Twitter using this tweet (leave a comment):
I want to win @MizunoRunning shoes from @TheHappyRunner http://tinyurl.com/c8y4c6j

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I follow you on Twitter

Benjamin Tollestrup said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog. http://splitsrunwrite.blogspot.ca/

meredith m said...

I want to win a pair of Mizuno running shoes b/c i need a new pair of kicks to help me get back into my running groove
mermont84 at yahoo.com

meredith m said...

I follow you on pinterest
mermont84 at yahoo.com

meredith m said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/221760923336048642
mermont84 at yahoo.com

meredith m said...

I follow you on twitter @mermont84
mermont84 at yahoo.com

meredith m said...

i follow your blog on gfc (memoma)
mermont84 at yahoo.com

runodonnell said...

I definitely need new shoes. Marathon training burns through shoes pretty quickly. And, who doesn't want cute shoes to run a marathon?!? Mizuno's are great-looking and they fit my feet well.

runodonnell said...

I follow your blog!

runodonnell said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Christy H. said...

I follow in Pinterest (ChristyLHammond)

Christy H. said...

I pinned the image from this post to Pinterest

Christy H. said...

I follow on twitter (ChristyisCrazy)

Christy H. said...

I retweeted

gdypiangco said...

I have never worn Mizuno running shoes and would like to give them a try. Thanks!

Michele said...

I would love to win a pair because it seems like everyone I know has a pair and has such good things to say about them.

Michele said...

I follow you!

Carolyn G said...

I have started walking every day and need a good pair of shoes.

Carolyn G said...

Follow on pinterest: carolyn Gonzalez

Carolyn G said...

Follow on twitter: carogonza

Katie @ Katie Moves said...

Been really wanting to try a pair of mizunos but haven't been sure! this would be awesome

Katie @ Katie Moves said...

I tweeted!

Angie said...

I followed the blog - excited to read more!

Angie said...

I followed you on Pinterest too!

Angie said...

I followed you on twitter!

y2008 said...

I've heard great things about Mizuno shoes, but can't afford nice running shoes :( It would be awesome to win a pair!

y2008 said...

I'm following you on twitter!

y2008 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/yoojinfit/status/221804375176249346

wizardewu said...

I want to try Mizuno shoes because I've heard good things aobut them
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

Pinned on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/31454897368079094/
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...
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wizardewu said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/221806460802314242
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

cheercfa07 said...

I want to win because I am living on a college budget and new shoes are greatly needed!

--Meagan

cheercfa07 said...

I'm a follower!

--Meagan

cheercfa07 said...

Tweeted @vivalameaganx3

--Meagan

cheercfa07 said...

I follow you on twitter @vivalameaganx3

--Meagan

Lisa said...

I've never tried Mizuno shoes but I'm always open to giving things a new try. The difficulty in that is that I don't have gazillions of dollars to spend on new pairs of shoes. So it would be great to get an opportunity to try them for free!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog.

moonsword said...

I'd like to win because Mizuno has great street cred and I'd love to try their shoes for a truly brilliant run!

Lisa said...

I just started following you on Pinterest.

Lisa said...

I pinned the image to Pinterest... I hope I did it right!

Lisa said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter.

~K~ said...

i'd love to try mizuno -- i only wear one brand and have never tried those! You just might be able to change my mind about what to buy next time! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i follow your blog. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i'm following you on twitter [username ~K~ or runner_girl5k] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i tweeted! [username ~K~ or runner_girl5k] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Chelsey said...

My current running shoes, though a super popular brand, are horrible! No amount of stretching or cooling down prevents the calf cramps I get after wearing them, so I would love to win a pair of Mizuno running shoes.

Chelsey said...

I follow your blog through GFC.
Chelsey V.

Chelsey said...

I follow you on Pinterest.
Chelyea

Chelsey said...

Pinned.
http://pinterest.com/pin/278660295664148327/

Chelsey said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/221845746847195136

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