Review of my new Mizuno Alchemy 6's Pre-warning, for non- runners, this is probably quite Boring. BUt I have to say
This shoe is absoloutly super dooper frickin' awesome! I picked them up today and will shamelessly admit that I actually inhaled the new shoe smell while waiting for the light to change as I droe to the gym. Ran 4.25 mi in them. Felt Great.
Lets see. Initally when I laced them up I thought the toe box was going to be quite too small, but after flexing in them a bit the toe box accomodated all my 10 toes with some spare room.
The heel has a great snug fit. In comparison to the Inspires, I can feel that ther eis definitely a bit of extra arch support, as well as an increase in some cushioning. The shoe is still "hard" as all Mizunos are, but it is a little softer than the Inspire.
Ther first few mins of running were difficult for me, and I at first wanted to blame it on the shoe, though I knew it could be from the donut indulgence of the morning! BUt after about 6 or so mins, things worked themselves out. My feet and ankles felt much more stable when I struck the ground than in the inspires. also the toe off, much less painful, though I still have some post injury pain when i toe off. The shoe was surprisingly light, for all the stability it offers.
I've only put 4.25 miles on these so far, so I can't really comment on durability or for that matter anything else in detail.
I'm smiling all the way to the bank. or the track as the case may be….