History and Technology of Mizuno Running Shoes
Mizuno is a Japanese company with over 100 years of history. The brothers Rihati and Rizo Mizuno founded it in Osaka in 1906. At first, the company produced baseball equipment, from 1927 it even produced skis, and by 1983 the first sneakers appeared. The model was called Runbird (running bird) – this is what symbolizes the company logo.
Now Mizuno produces equipment for many sports: volleyball, tennis, football, running, baseball, etc. In 1997, the Wave plate, the most famous Mizuno technology, was used in sneakers for the first time. The first Wave model was the Mizuno Wave Rider. The plate absorbs due to its geometry and does not lose its properties, like foam or gel.
Sneakers for neutral pronation and easy hyperpronation. They have good cushioning, therefore they are designed for running on asphalt and paving slabs. Suitable for recovery cross-country runs, wellness runs and long workouts. Novice runners are suitable for marathons and half marathons.
The most popular and versatile Mizuno model. Wave Rider 22 will suit experienced runners for regular training on hard surfaces. For a marathon in the region of 4 hours, it is suitable as a competitive pair.
The combination of the best foams Mizuno U4ic and U4icX
Durable Engineered mesh seamless upper
Dynamotion Fit Tapes for Tight Feet
SmoothRide technology – smooth roll from heel to toe
Heel resistant X10 rubber
New soft material in the field of Achilles
Men’s: weight 283 g, drop 12 mm.
Women’s: weight 241 g, drop 12 mm.
Wave Sky 2 is the softest Mizuno training shoe, a direct competitor to the Asics Nimbus 20. Great for beginners and overweight. Advanced runners are suitable for recovery and long training on asphalt.
The Cloudwave plate is elongated on the inside for easy foot support
AeroHug Double Layer Mesh Top
U4icX foam along the entire length of the sole
Men’s: weight 335 g, differential 10 mm
Female: weight 285 g, drop 10 mm.
The Wave Prodigy 2 sneakers are inferior to the Wave Ultima 10 and Wave Sky 2 in depreciation, but they win in price. Mid-range model for small regular runs on hard surfaces. Competitor of the Asics Gel-Pulse model.
Parallel Wave Plate
EL8 foam is tougher than U4ic and U4icX
U4icX soft foam in the heel
Fixing the foot with Dynamotion Fit tapes
Ventilated mesh AIRmesh
Men’s: weight 320 g, drop 12 mm.
Women’s: weight 270 g, drop 12 mm.
Entry-level models. Suitable for jogging, everyday use or fitness.
Men’s: weight 265 g, drop 12 mm.
Women’s: weight 235 g, drop 12 mm.
Mizuno Ezrun LX
The Mizuno Ezrun LX uses an AirMesh mesh and DynamotionFit foot fixation.
Men’s: weight 310 g, drop 12 mm.
Women’s: weight 265 g, drop 12 mm.
Category sneakers for supporting the arch of the foot with flat feet. Suitable for correcting hyperpronation while running and supporting the foot when overweight. With severe flat feet and pronation disorders, consultation with a doctor and the use of individual insoles may be required.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 14
The fastest model in the support category, but inferior to Horizon 2 in cushioning and arch support. Suitable for regular training for runners who need foot support. Lovers can be used as a competitive pair.
Fan-shaped Wave Plate with Arch Support
The free area of the fingers – suitable for owners of wide feet
Dynamotion Fit Tapes
Cushioning from a combination of U4ic and U4icX foams
X10 rubber sole
Men’s: weight 310 g, drop 12 mm.
Female: weight 260 g, drop 12 mm.
Mizuno wave sky w
The model replaced the famous Wave Enigma series, but is significantly different from it.
The new L-shape of the Wave plate provides sneakers with more softness without losing the feeling of stability.
New heel design, foam segments are separated from each other by deep grooves, the roll is much smoother.
SmoothRide technology is designed to minimize acceleration and braking of the foot at various stages of running by reducing shock vibration and increasing flexibility.
It features the same high level of comfort as Ap + and other premium lines and 30% lower weight, which increases the speed of running.
Maximum breathability of the top.