Who should buy the Mizuno Spark

The Mizuno Spark is a highly functional shoe that offers comfort, cushioning, and performance at an affordable price. This running shoe from Mizuno may suit you if:

  • You want a versatile trainer that is well-equipped for long-distance runs
  • You prefer a daily running shoe to be supportive enough for moderate to high arches

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Full-contact outsole for full-power transitions

Like many of the trainers in Mizuno’s fold that is built for entry level runners, the outsole is a full-contact surface for stability and better transitions. There are signature flex grooves for added flexibility. Mizuno uses its patented X10 carbon rubber in high-wear areas to prolong the shoe’s lifespan. The X10 rubber is also used in some popular shoes like the Mizuno Wave Rider 22.

Mizuno Spark x10 outsole

Premium materials means premium benefits

The midsole is very simple as it showcases a large chunk of premium-grade EVA for that plush cushioning. It is a midsole foam that is quite light with decent responsiveness and durability. The substantial foam gives that plush feel for recreational runners to enjoy their runs.

Mizuno Spark full-length eva midsole

Ultimate breathability in the Mizuno Spark

The renowned AirMesh gives the ultimate breathability in an upper design. This is clearly a good way to entice new runners to make the most of their runs because of the sweat-free and cool ride.

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As always, there are synthetic overlays that secure the foot and provide structure to the upper. The collar molds very well with the ankle bones and the heel for plush comfort and security.

Mizuno Spark airmesh upper

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 8.8oz
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.