|Weight:||Men: 10.9oz | Women: 8.8oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 13mm | Women: 13mm|
|Type:||Heavy | Big guy|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver|
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81 / 100 based on 18 expert reviews
This shoe is very different from past Mizuno shoes and it's a really nice update for them, one that you're really gonna like.
The foam under that plate is softer than ever, nearly maxing out the cushioning scores.
The upper is also new, a well-padded mesh (particularly around the ankle) with supportive overlays in the midfoot and an open toebox.
If you run in Mizuno’s and love the wave plate technology, I think you’ll enjoy the added comfort of this shoe.
The result? A very comfortable and pleasant ride, whether you’re running longer distances or just want a well-rounded shoe to facilitate shorter runs.
The traditional high heel-toe offset felt awkwardly old-school.
- The Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 features an improved midsole. This version offers maximum cushioning for a more responsive yet soft underfoot feel. It also features maximum shock attenuation for a more lively and resilient ride.
- The 5th version of the Wave Enigma also comes with a new forefoot outsole pattern that has deep flex grooves for maximum blend of flexibility and propulsion during toe-offs.
The sizing of the Enigma 5 is the same with the previous version. It comes in a regular running shoe length. This shoe gives an impressive and comfortable fit to those with regular foot shapes and measurements. Mizuno is offering the shoe under the standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.
The U4icX, an improved version of the Mizuno’s U4ic Technology, was strategically placed in the forefoot and heel area for additional cushioning to achieve a responsive, pillow-like underfoot feel. It matches well to the old U4ic technology that provides durability, maximum shock absorption and resilient ride. The Enigma 5 uses the SmoothRide Engineering of Mizuno that encourages foot natural movement for a comfortable rocking-chair motion. It increases flexibility and delivers a more powerful toe-off. The Mizuno Wave technology distributes impact forces to a larger area for a more efficient and responsive ride. Its performance was improved through the extended wave plate in the shoe’s midfoot for improved torsional firmness between the forefoot and the heel.
The upper of the Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 uses an open mesh material to provide maximum comfort and breathability. This works perfectly with brand’s DynaMotion Fit that gives an impressive comfortable fit to runners. As the foot moves, the upper moves together with the foot, freely and comfortably. The flexible material reduces the risk of blisters.