Product Reviews

I enjoy reviewing various running-related items. Some items are sent to me for review, but most are reviews that stem from my own purchases. Here is a collection of the reviews I’ve done on this site. Enjoy!

If you represent a company with a product that you think would be of interest to the Jill Will Run audience and would like me to do a review, please contact me.  I do not review weight loss products or “cleanse” products.

Please keep in mind that I work a full-time job that is NOT this site, so publishing reviews here comes after that. I can’t always promise a 1-2 week turnaround to review. Also, I make no guarantees to review every product that comes to me… sometimes I just don’t like things!


  1. Hi! I wanted to reach out to you and see if you were interested in featuring one of Mizuno’s biggest shoe launches to date—the Mizuno Wave Prophecy that hits select retailers across the country TODAY, May 6th.

    What is unique about the Mizuno Wave Prophecy is that it is the first full-length infinity wave plate—an industry first. Seven years in the making, Mizuno’s vision for the shoe was to create one that optimizes the amount of compression in the heel; alleviating stiffness in the forefoot; and reducing the shoe’s overall weight. The shoe gives you the “ride of your life” as the technologies are build to work in harmony with your foot.

    If you’re interested in more information, please send me an email, and I’ll be happy to send you the press release and more images.

  2. CableBuds are a new product that are definately worth reviewing if you are fed up with the hassle caused by dangling earbud, earphone and headphone cables while running; check out and let me know if you would like to review them. Thanks!

  3. Jill, have you tried documenting your race day stats with the “No Fibber” Bib Stickers? Check out these products for road racing runners at and stop by our new page on FB and say “hi”. In the meantime, thanks for the great running blogs and keep “keeping the pavement hot!”

  4. I would like to invite you to take our new product “The FlipBelt” for a spin.  We would love an honest review from a experienced runner/blogger. If you are interested, take a look at: and let me know your thoughts. We are also interested in doing some advertising as well, so please send a media kit if you have one. Thanks for your time!

  5. Hi Jill, I’ve been looking for a list of running books. I’ve already decided i’ll be starting with born to run as this has been recommended many times to me and then im going to try and work my way down your list. Any tips on which one to read next? Catherine x

    Run to be Happy

  6. By way of introduction I’ve been running (Jogging now at 70) since 1969 and have remained injury free.
    I just read your Shintrek review. I wanted to post this there, but it kept giving me 404 errors (page not found) when I clicked the post comment button. Maybe it will work here.
    Years ago I read the best, cheapest exercise in the world for shin splints. I’ve tried it out of curiosity even though I’ve never had a shin splint problem.
    Instead of this you use your bed’s mattress. Laying on your stomach, Shimmy down in the bead until your toes and forefoot are barely over the end of the mattress. In this position, just curl your feet into the mattress until you’ve crumpled it in a bit. The mattress provides resistance and does the same thing as this device.

  7. Btw, if you have not yet done so, I recommend highly you read “Born To Run”. I recommend that book to ever runner I can, great book. I changed my running style to mid-foot striking from heal striking because of this book. I have also got away from overly cushioned shoes with a big heel-to-toe drop. I knees were never what I’d call a big “problem”, but for years they have reminded me they are there. Since changing my style and shoe type many years ago, my knees no longer even make me aware of them. Initially my Achilles tendons were a problem as they adapted to being stretch more than they had been before, but a little icing got me through the adaptation time and I’m so please with minimalist shoes now.
    Now, if I could only get younger.

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