Mizuno Wave - Sleeker, lighter cushioning and supportThe genesis for Wave came as Mizuno's engineers studied the way nature deals with impact forces. From sound waves to tidal waves, waveforms spread and dissipate energy incredibly quickly. Inspired by nature’s simple efficiency, we created the world’s first and most effective mechanical midsole - the Mizuno Wave.
Disperses impact forces away from foot Progressive, tuneable support Lightweight, compact, responsive Doesn’t break down over timeSmoothRide - Fluid motion at every step of your runSmoothRide begins working the moment your foot touches the ground. Flex Grooves in the heel promote natural movement from the back of your foot to the front, initiating that rocking-chair motion. Mizuno's midsole gives the shoe a bouncier feel and Flex Grooves and Flex Controllers in the forefoot work together to smoothly continue the roll forward to give your foot a more solid platform at toe-off.
Smooth, rocking motion throughout your stride Increased flexibility More power at toe-off Bouncier ride X10 X-10 provides the most durable carbon rubber from Mizuno that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike. AIRmesh AIRmesh allows each running shoe from Mizuno to maintain a high standard of breathability for the life of the shoe, and allows the foot to stay cool. U4iC A unique midsole compound that rides and cushions like Mizuno's AP+ midsole, but is approximately 30% lighter without any loss of comfort or performance. U4iCX An evolutionary lightweight midsole that delivers stress-free cushioned rides with high rebounds. U4iCX for an energised, euphoric and super-comfortable run.