Mizuno Wave Precision 12
I picked up a pair of Precision 12s the other day, and after a couple of five-milers in them, I've got to say this is one sweet ride. Unlike several of Mizuno's other shoes, the Pre 12 runs true to size. The fit is supple and glove-like, not constricting, with ample room in the forefoot and toe box area. My heel felt a wee bit lose at first, but a simple lacing adjustment remedied that. Cushioning is just right - not too soft and not too firm - so this shoe seems to be a good choice for the light to middleweight neutral runner (I go 154 lb at 5'8"). Despite the higher heel lift (I've been running in the Trail Glove and the Minimus for several months), I have no problem maintaining a forefoot strike, but that's my natural gait anyhow. And maybe it's just my imagination, but after I got warmed up, it seemed that these shoes allowed me to unconsciously increase my turnover and pace with no appreciable increase in my level of effort, uphill stretches included. At just over nine ounces, it felt faster, even compared to the much lighter Trail Glove and Minimus. I can't say for sure, because I don't presently run over measured distance with a target pace in mind, choosing instead to run by how I feel for 45 minutes to a couple of hours. But based on first impressions, these shoes kick butt!
I've always been partial to asics. But everybody's foot is different. If you go to a specialty running store, they will recommend a shoe for you that will fit your foot the best.