Are you a runner who wears neutral shoes? If you are you need to check out the new Mizuno Wave Sky.
If you read this space, you know that I’m a fan of Mizuno. I started adding them to my shoe rotation back in late 2011 when I was training to run my first (and so far, only) Boston Marathon. And I fell in love.
With each innovation, I only become a bigger fan of the brand and the shoes. So it should come as no surprise that when I was given the opportunity to check out the new Wave Sky, I jumped at the chance (although the shoes were free, I wasn’t paid and opinions are my own).
To date, I’ve put about 50 miles on them so I think I have a pretty good feel for how they preform.
Here’s my top five likes of these new kicks:
5 reasons you will love the new Mizuno Wave Sky!
1. The Feel
Like the Wave Rider, the Wave Sky is a neutral, cushioned shoe. Its 10mm drop is just about perfect for me and pretty normal for this class of running shoe these days. I like that fact that I feel a bit propelled forward when I’m on the road.
2. The Fit
The Mizuno Wave Sky has a glove-like fit that feels snug without feeling restrictive. I was a little worried as the last cushioned show I wore would up digging into my heel and giving me a huge blister. No such issue with these kicks, they felt perfect from the first time I laced them up.
3. The Ride
The extra cushioning makes each step comfortable without feeling mushy. I didn’t feel like I was sinking in as much as I was being protected from the pounding and given a responsive push-off. The Wave Sky features CloudWave® technology and the most u4icX foam of any Mizuno shoe, which makes for a super smooth ride.
4. The Weight
While it weighs an ounce or so more than the Wave Rider, it is responsive and quick, didn’t feel restrictive. I haven’t yet run more than a 10K in these shoes, but I am tempted to use them as my shoe of choice for my fall marathon.
5. The Design
This shoe features a redesigned anatomical sock liner, which offers a fit that might even work without socks (although, I’ll never try that). Mizuno included what they are calling the DynamotionFit which is a 3 panel upper construction with skin-like seamless midfoot and minimal forefoot for a disappearing fit.
Overall? Two thumbs up!