Shoes are of particular importance for the marathon runner – the right shoe can make the difference between finishing or not finishing a race. Most runners will have had a gait analysis test and the main brands cater for neutral and overpronaters.

The Mizuno Wave running range caters for Marathon runners of all abilities and styles. The neutral Wave Rider and supportive Wave Inspire offer world class cushioning and support with the famous fast and smooth Mizuno ride.

Both shoes have midsoles and outsoles constructed differently for each gender so that they harmonise with the different biomechanical needs of men and women. These shoes suit both new runners jogging their first event to seasoned competitors aiming for around three hours.

Some SGB staff run in Mizuno shoes, and speak exceptionally highly of their comfort and cushioning; two staff members say they’re converted to Mizuno shoes now, having not run in them before. If you’re not a stockist, try a pair out and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

For the serious efficient runner the Wave Precision offers a superb combination of light cushioning with an effortless and responsive transition. With a cool airmesh upper and weighing only 280 grams this will suit neutral runners who likes to crank up the pace. For moderate pronation the supportive race trainer, Wave Elixir at 290 grams offers similar performance to the Wave Precision with additional medial support. For Elite athletes and the seriously fast, Wave Musha offers the benefits of Wave performance and cushioning at a light 230 grams.