It is my pleasure to introduce you to Gloria Andia. She lives in NYC, works in mortgage sales origination and runs about 2-3 times a week. Running career highlights include the NYC Marathon, 2 half Marathons, a couple of 10K’s, and a few 5K’s.
|[Mizuno sneakers and post run club treats]
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: Were you skeptical about trying a different type of shoe other than your usual brand?
Gloria: Yes, as many runners usually are. The right type of sneaker can make or break your training.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: Was the fit different than what you were used to?
Gloria: It was different but a good different. It fit like a glove!
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: Do you feel the Mizuno Wave Riders are lighter than the average running shoe or about the same?
Gloria: They are definitely lighter than most of the other brands I have tried.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: What was your favorite thing about the shoe?
Gloria: The arch support. I have a high arch and sometimes the shoes don't go up high enough causing me discomfort and pain after a few miles. When doing distance runs you need a shoe that is soft, comfortable and provides good support for your ankles.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: Was there anything about the Mizuno Wave Rider you would change?
Gloria: The only thing that bothered me was the sole on the front of the shoe was too flexible.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: What is your current go-to running brand?
Gloria: Asics Gel 12! They are the best.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: How often have you changed/tried different running shoe brands?
Gloria: Not often. I stick with Asics because they have worked for me for many years, I never had a leg, or ankle or foot injury and am very careful with the shoe I trust for running. The pressure of your entire body lies on your feet, so they need to be perfectly protected.
Life’s Better In Yoga Pants: Would you consider switching over to Mizuno from your current brand?
Gloria: Yes, absolutely!
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the sneakers and any tips for future interviews!