Shoes to help you run a faster 5km – MIZUNO Wave Duel

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19 Nov

Shoes to help you run a faster 5km – MIZUNO Wave Duel

5 Reasons you should add a lightweight shoe to your collection:



They make it easier to run faster for longer thanks to reduced weight. Your feet are the part of your body that moves the most so every gram off means energy saved.


Racing shoes and lightweight trainers do not block your normal action as much as a trainer. Your running form changes at faster paces and becomes more effective and efficient.  A lighter more flexible shoe supports a better running technique while also reducing the loss of force in propulsion. 


Running stress can lead to injury. By alternatively wearing two pair of shoes with a different amount or type of support you change the stress that is on your feet.  This changing stress leads to better adaptation, stronger bones and tendons, and less injuries


Racing shoes are brighter and flashier. When they look great you feel great.  Red was scientifically proven to be faster in a landmark study on confounding variables.  If you are going to run faster you might as well look the part at the same time.


You will run faster in a racing shoe for many of the reasons explained above. Depending on the shoe and the person it can be anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds faster per kilometre.  That translates to a PB.  One thing you need to consider is that you are trading protection for speed in a race.  You will be sorer after using racing shoes especially when you first start.  Give yourself more recovery afterwards and you will learn to thrive on a lighter shoe. 

Need more help to choose your light shoes?

TAKE the “My quick running shoe profile” quiz. 

It will show you where on the spectrum of “Shoe Lightness” you are likely to sit when it comes to choosing the weight of a shoe suitable for you.

TALK to our Running Team at intraining Running Centre.  They’ll talk you through how to choose the right shoe.

BOOK a shoe fit appointment with our running podiatry/physiotherapy team.  This is perfect if you have a more difficult foot.  

Find out more information about Mizuno Wave Duel from Steve ‘The Footman’. Click here.

Steve ‘The Footman’- Podiatrist, Running Coach, Founder of intraining Running Centre