Mizuno's latest shoe bought out March 2017.
This shoe has only been with us now a few weeks but here's our intial thoughts on it. Mizuno have struggled a bit with whats called "in store fit". So this is what the brands are calling that intial feeling you get when you put your foot into the shoe, how soft and comfortable it feels. Mizuno rely on the Wave plate as both their cushioning and support system and as a results some consumers can find their shoes a little "firm" in store.
They've changed things around a bit with this. Although this shoe still uses wave for the support and cushioning customers are remarking how comfortable it feels in store. So the reaction it's been getting is more positive than something like a Mizuno wave Inspire which whilst is a great shoe can feel a little firm in store.
- Complete new full-length L-Fan-shaped Wave providing moderate support combined with maximum cushioning
- Light and breathable engineered mesh to ensure durability and snug fit
- Soft flexible midfoot reinforcements and bootie gasette tongue construction
- U4icX forefoot and heel wedge
I've got a pair myself that I have been testing, whilst it's early days now having only clocked up 90k's on them they feel very comfortable and i'll do the half marathon in them at the end of the week.
For someone who is coming out of an Inspire it's worth checking out this as an option but even for someone coming from Kayno, Adrenline, New Balance 860 and that type of a shoe I think they should be having a look at this shoe also.