Overview

With good techincal cushioning in both the heel and forefoot the new Ultima feels like a good, smooth mileage shoe

Road Race Suitability

  Elite Performance Protection
5K
10K
10M
Half Marathon
Marathon
A review by janmarie
May 22, 2009
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Sole fault?

I believe there may be a fault in the forefoot part of the sole in these shoes. Or at least my pair.

I recently switched from ASICS, and after 10 years of running marathons and halfs had never had a foot problem.

After a month of these shoes, the left one developed a squeaky squidgy feel in the forefoot area. Within a week I had a foot injury in that same area. A month off running and serious physio appears to have soothed it somewhat. I ran today without pain.

Yes, it is possible this injury is unrelated to the shoe, but I cannot put it down to anything else. Not happy.

Anyone else had similar issues with this shoe? Other Mizunos? Other shoes?
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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2009
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
MSRP $

Suitabilty

Off Road Use
Short Trail
Long Trail
Adventure
Shoe Type
Neutral
Support
Motion Control
Trail
Lightweight
Racer
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Light Trail
Trail
Severe Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy