Gear Review: Mizuno Wave Sky

in Gear Review by

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:

Mizuno Wave Sky

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 shoe I wore wound 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!

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest from Gear Review

Go to Top