Well it turns out that I just can't wear Mizunos. They worked out for a few runs, but the past few days have been rough. My tallest/middle toe keeps getting jammed against the inside front of the shoe. Let me just say that it is not the best feeling in the world. After yesterday's run, I was walking on my heels out of the gym so that my toes wouldn't touch anywhere. They are so sore that not only can I not comfortably wear socks, but I couldn't even stand the sheets over my feet last night. The sheet weighed too much. Crazy, I know.
The Mizunos that I had before (which gave me blue toenails for at least a year) were a Christmas gift from my dad. They were a size 5. And you know, athletic shoes run small. I wear a 6 or 6.5 in regular, everyday shoes. Anyway, he got them on clearance even though they were a tad bit too small. (They were clearance! If you know my dad, you will understand).
But I know Mizuno makes good running shoes and I wanted to give them another chance. I'd been over to Fleet Feet and they said that I needed to be wearing a 7. I was surprised because I thought that would make it worse, with my feet sliding up and back. But those smart folks at FF knew what they were talking about. That day, I left the store with some Sauconys and they were awesome.
So back to the Mizunos...these are 7s. They hurt. They give me blue toenails. That's no good. I'm out $90. Boo.
I'm thinking it is because Sauconys have this really wide toebox, whereas the Mizunos are very narrow. I guess my toesies like to spread out and be free.