>3/31/14: Shoe Review - Mizuno Hitogami

by Staff Contributor Miles Longley

In the lightweight trainer/ racing flat category Mizuno has always been a game changer with shoes like the Wave Ronin and Musha.  Now, imagine if these 2 shoes had a lovechild and what that would look like?

Well… Let me introduce you to the all new Wave Hitogami!


The Hitogami (translation: Person God) comes outfitted with Mizuno’s latest midsole, U4ICand seamless upper (if it’s removed it forms a traditional Japanese mask designed by Greg Newman) makes this one of a kind shoe super light (7.4 oz for men and 6.2 oz for women) while also feeling very responsive when racing.  With it’s Kabuki inspired midfoot wrap the Hitogami will accommodate most foot types. Throw in its’ flat bottomed last,filled in for full ground contact; the Hitogami even offers a touch of stability for the mild over pronater.

In Japanese Kabuki Theater it is said that a normal person would put on the Hitogami mask and be transformed into a god.  I hope the next time I toe the starting line that my Hitogami’s will take me from a mere mortal racer into a racing god and a new PR!