Now I tried Mizuno running shoes in the past (Wave Inspire 6's I believe) but ended up returning them in exchange for my trusty Brooks. So you can say I was a little apprehensive on whether or not I would enjoy this shoe. I must say, I do like them. They have a nice, snug fit and are light weight (8.3oz!!). I have one issue and that is the fit of the shoe on my left foot. The inside seems to sit up a bit higher than my right foot and causes a bit of discomfort. I circled the area I am referring to in the below photo.
What is weird about this, is that the right shoe fits without having this issue. I am not sure if is a manufacturing defect or just my feet? Since they were free, I didn't want to call Mizuno and ask to exchange them. I have been adding them into my shoe rotation and will continue to do so until they can no longer handle any more miles. I usually wear them for short runs, no more than 7 miles, but wanted to test them out on a longer run. I ran 14.40 miles in them yesterday and they felt good. I do not think it was a good assessment though since I ran them in the snow. I'll give them another shot on my next road long run.
Would I recommend these to someone who requires a narrow fit with stability? Absolutely.