Discover the combination of XPOP PU foam and Mizuno Foam Wave that delivers an all-new plush experience that will take your running to new heights. WAVEKNIT upper construction provides a comfortable fit with natural movement.
Features & Benefits:
- Blown Rubber Outsole
- New Premium Sockliner
- MIZUNO WAVE®: The Mizuno Wave® plate disperses energy from impact to a broader area providing a stable platform and a superior cushioning.
- U4icX Midsole: A lighter, more cushioned iteration of U4ic, delivering a softer underfoot feeling for a smooth transition. Found in the Wave Enigma, Wave Inspire, Wave Rider, and Wave Prophecy.
- X10 Outsole: Durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear.
- Curved top and bottom hem to ensure accurate fit while minimizing excess fabric
- Drop: 10 mm
- Weight: 9.3 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
Initial run: 12 hilly miles in the pouring rain and I LOVED the shoe! [staff review]
I'm gonna start this with a bit of honesty - in the past, Mizuno shoes haven't haven't agreed my feet (I have found them to be too narrow for my space loving feet). I can now say that is not true! (TLDR: a great shoe!) I often tell customers who are trying out a shoe for the first time to take it on a shorter run first to make sure they like them. Well, I didn't take my own advice on this and ran 12 hilly, rainy miles for their debut run. The shoe felt fantastically soft while not being heavy or clunky, the upper accommodated my feet wonderfully (I have normal width feet but prefer shoes to fit spaciously), and the knit upper preformed well in the pouring rain. The shoe felt fluid on my feet so the long miles didn't feel like a chore. Even without a Wave Plate (as most Mizuno shoes have) the shoe retains its characteristically pop-y feel that makes people love Mizuno shoes - which also makes the shoe really fun to run in. I felt like I was springboarding down the downhills. (Uphills **** no matter what shoe you're in. Don't @ me.) I see this as being a fantastic recovery shoe for me. The fitter I am, the more I want/need a high cushion shoe in my rotation. (That fitness inevitably comes from running more miles and harder workouts which results in fatigued, beat up legs that could use a little extra love on easy days. I would highly suggest all competitive runners supplement their featherlight workout shoes with more cushioned recovery shoes! But I digress.) With that said, I also don't want a high cushion shoe to feel clunky - as some can be. It's when my legs are the most tired that I really want the shoe to work with me. The additional flexibility of the shoes allows for just that. Overall feel: springy and cushioned; good upper fit, good water draining; felt fluid on my foot; not clunky or cumbersome. 10/10 would wear again.
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