Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

November 7, 2016

Tracking PixelSaturday I had the incredible opportunity to host a sponsored live event for the Mizuno Wave Rider 20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Allen, TX (Dallas). Five influencers and their guests joined me at Dick’s to learn about Mizuno’s newest Wave Rider iteration, get fitted, and take them out for a test run.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Once everyone arrived, we gathered around the middle of Dick’s new, premium, full-service footwear deck.  Dick’s has put a lot of work into making this the go-to section of the store.  They have plenty of employees that can get you fitted in the perfect shoe, and there is even a treadmill to run on so you can test it out.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20

CJ from Mizuno gave us some background information on Mizuno as well as explain the wave technology of the Wave Rider.

Mizuno has been around for 110 years, and they are celebrating 20 years of running in the United States.  The Wave Rider is Mizuno’s oldest running shoe.  The shoe gets its name because a physical wave encourages a bond between runners (saying hello, congratulations, welcome) and makes them feel good.  Just as that bond makes runners feel good, the Wave® Technology does too.  With the Wave Rider you don’t have to worry about wearing out just one part of your shoe.  The wave plate absorbs the shock from the impact of running and distributes it evenly throughout the shoe. You can read more about Wave Technology here.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

The cloudwave technology is the main thing this distingushes the Wave Rider 20 from previous models.  This makes the shoe more cushioned, but it acts as a spring too.

I love how lightweight this shoe is.  The inside is fully cushioned, but I can feel the even shock absorption.  It is soft, smooth and responsive.  The wave plate’s shock absorption allows it to wear down evenly,unlike most shoes that wear down where there is more impact.  This allows your 50th race to still feel like your first.  Another thing I like about the Wave Riders are the cool colors and sleek design, so I can wear them out to brunch after working out.

Live event

After we learned about the Wave Rider 20, each guest was presented with a pair of shoes in a gorgeous platinum box.  Everyone was so excited!

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

I got my pair a little earlier, so I had fun watching Colton unwrap his.  This was his first pair of real running shoes since high school.  Check out my Facebook live video to see the unveiling.

After everyone got fitted, we were able to take them out for a test run during our scavenger hunt.  Each influencer and their guest were a team, and they had a list of items to find around the store.  Since I was hosting, I decided to “referee” and cheer on the teams.  It was hysterical watching everyone run around the store looking for items like shoelaces that were right behind us.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Once the scavenger hunt competition concluded, we played in the photo booth and ate snacks.  Our photo booth was marathon themed, and there were a ton of fun props to play with.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

For snacks, we enjoyed a make your own trail mix full of delicious goodies.  This was a perfect way to refuel after all the running around involved with the scavenger hunt.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

We also had a rainbow fruit bowl with strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and grapes.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Each attendee got to leave with a swag bag with Mizuno goodies and a new pair of shoes.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Live Party

Needless to say, Saturday was a blast!  Not only did I hang out with a bunch of my friends and fellow fitness ambassadors, but I got a great new pair of shoes to continue running in!  Check out your local Dick’s Sporting Goods to grab a pair for yourself (or find them online).

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Which color Mizuno Wave Rider 20 would you most want?  Leave me a comment below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mizuno.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Love You More Too.

  • Mai Lyn Ngo November 7, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Fantastic party girl! Thanks so much for having us and sharing this amazing opportunity. Run date soon? We can be twinsies!

    • Jessica November 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Yes, please! Thank you again for coming. 🙂

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health November 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!

    • Jessica November 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks, girl! 🙂

  • Brittany Giles November 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I had such an amazing time and these shoes are so comfy! You were the most adorable host!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much. It was so great seeing your smiling face.

  • linda spiker November 8, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Wow! Those shoes are super cute! What a fun event!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you, Linda. They are great!

  • candy November 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I don’t run any more but walk and walk and walk. I need a wide shoe now and I have flat feet so a good shoe is really important.

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      You should check them out! I’m sure you would love them.

  • Divya @ Eat Teach Blog November 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I’ve heard wonderful things about these shoes! I need to try them out!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      I think you would love them, they are great!

  • Julie November 8, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I had no idea Mizuno made running shoes. I’ve only ever used them for softball cleats. This looks like really fun event. I liked learning about what makes the Mizuno Wave Rider a great running shoe.

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Now you know! They are awesome. 🙂

  • jackie November 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    looks so fun! I love mizunos

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Me too! We had a lot of fun. 🙂

  • Mama Munchkin November 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Looks like a fantastic event. I had never heard of that shoe brand before. Definitely going to seek them out. Sound great for running!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Yay! I hope you like them. I really like them!

  • Berniedette November 8, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try this brand, Jessica! I love my asics for running, but willing to try something new. And the colors! I love how there’s plenty of olors for me to choose from!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I hope you check them out. They are great!

  • Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi November 9, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    What a cool event! I need new running shoes so bad so this was perfect timing for me 🙂

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Yay! I hope you check them out.

  • Victoria Graham November 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I have been desperately needing a new pair of running shoes. I still use my old track shoes from high school ( I refuse to admit how long ago that was ) but they are definitely overdue for being tossed out. I’m going to have to try these Mizuno Wave Rider 20s out. P. S. Looks like you had a blast at the event!

    • Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Haha. I feel ya, girl. Sounds like this may be the right time to invest in a new pair.

  • shamira west November 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Looked like it was a great event! I wish I couldve made it. I need a new pair of running shoes. The ones I have are so worn out.

  • Chandler November 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    The party was great! Thanks for having us!