Right before the holidays I received an email from Abby at Back at Square Zero saying I won her giveaway. Needless to say I was so excited! I always enter giveaways and never win anything. Winning any giveaway is great, but this particular one I thought was awesome and just what I needed to kick start my winter running gear.
It was a full Mizuno outfit from head to toe. Never owning any Mizuno products, I did not know how the brand fit so she explained that it does run a bit small. I had to respond with my shirt, pant, and shoe size, and the company was quick to send the items out to me right away.
When it arrived, I eagerly opened the box like a kid on Christmas to see all my goodies I received.
I received a top ( the Breath Thermo Base Layer Crew), running pants ( the Breath Thermo Tights), gloves, and shoes. Everything fit perfectly, even the shoes which I was worried about. So of course the first thing I did was go for a short run to try it all out. The tights are not fleece lined or anything but they do seem to be much warmer than any other running tights I have had.
I even received gloves to match my outfit.
The shoes that I received were the new Wave Rider 20. I have never run in Mizuno shoes but know many people that run in them (including my sister) and love them. I always have wanted to give them a try, but I think people get stuck in what they are comfortable in and do not want to change.
Luckily I have no foot issues and can try out many different brands without having problems. I do think these are a bit narrower than my Brooks Launch but I do like them and it will be nice to rotate my shoes since I never have done that before. I am glad to have been able to try these out. Had I not received a free pair I probably would not have ever bought them and found out how much I actually do like this brand.
Thank you to Abby and Mizuno for my near gear!
Do you find yourself going for the same products because you do not want a change or are you open to trying out new products that you may like?
We'll be linking up with the gals from TOTR.