Enhanced cushioning combined with a tried and true support system. No matter what your next move is, the new Mizuno Enerzy foam heel wedge increased cushioning, and an updated fan-shaped wave will get you there in the softest way possible. From landing to transition, your runs will be smoother and more stable than ever before.
Features & Benefits:
- Engineered mesh upper for a lightweight and breathable upper
- Mizuno Enerzy Foam for a cushioned running experience
- U4ic Midsole for soft landings
- X10 Outsole for increased durability
- Fan Wave Plate for smooth transitions
- Category: Support
- Drop: 12 mm
- Weight: 9.2 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- Inspire 17
Very impressed with the Inspire 17's! I've put many miles in these shoes and am so happy with how soft and light it is from short to longer days. Great supportive shoe that compares nicely to models such as the Saucony Guide and Brooks Adrenaline. In comparison, the Inspire's run slightly narrow, runs pretty true to size. I've always been a size 7 and was able to stay with that with these. From the Inspire 16 to the 17 big take aways for me are the "Mizuno Enerzy Foam," creating the cushioned feel and sleek upper design enhancing looks, lightweight and breathability. If you've been pleased with previous versions of the Inspire, you are sure to love this one!
I have been running in every version of the Mizuno Inspire for about 7 years and this year's version does not disappoint! This has always been my go-to trainer because of its nonintrusive level of support and the snappy, responsive wave plate. The biggest changes I noticed immediately upon step-in were the fit in the toe box and the cushioning. The upper on the toe area seems to be shallower than previous versions, creating a snugger, more close fit feel but I didn't find it to be bothersome once I got in some more miles. However, my foot is on the narrower side so wider feet would not work well here. I was also worried about the new Enerzy cushioning being too squishy for my liking but I was surprised to find it seemed to keep my knees and ankles feeling better than normal after longer runs and still retained the responsive snap of the wave plate. Overall great update for a reliable, moderate stability shoe!
The new update of the Inspire 17 is awesome! The new Mizuno Energy foam is just what I needed! It is super soft and responsive, giving the shoe a overall nice bounce to it while out on a run or even just walking around. I am equally impressed with the stability and support it provides, making me feel stable while I am out on a run. Overall a great experience and an awesome update!
While this isn't a shoe I normally run in (I go for a more natural style), it is the shoe that helped me during my high school XC season to alleviate my knee pain, so I do have a bit of a soft spot for it! This latest model of the Inspire has that same soft cushioning, but with the signature bounce that Mizuno offers. It almost feel like a high cushion shoe in some ways, despite the lower price point. This model feels sleeker and less bulky than previous models, with a smooth transition through the footstrike, which was my main complaint from the 16. It has a good gripping fit on the heel, a moderate natural arch to it, and a wider toe box than Mizunos typically have. I still stand by going up a half size in this shoe than you would normally wear for the most accurate fit. Definitely a great shoe for someone looking for stability, cushion and a shoe that hugs the foot nicely. If you wear the Asics GT-2000 or New Balance 860, I'd suggest trying this shoe out too!
Awesome update to the Inspire 17. The cushioning is softer and feels great during either a short or long run. The toebox feels roomier than previous versions. The fit is true to size with other brands that I wear. This shoe will definitely be in my rotation.