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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 6.9oz
    Women: 5.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Mizunos’ EVO Cursoris 2 is also very flexible.
  • Many of the runners were elated by how efficient their run was while using this shoe.
  • The responsive features were quite evident, according to several runners.
  • A comfortable underfoot platform is another great aspect in this shoe.
  • A few runners noted that the shoe helped promote a natural running form by virtue of the moderate stack height and 4mm heel offset.
  • The snug fit was welcomed by several runners.
  • Ground feedback is superb with enough underfoot protection serves as a shared point by several users.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A bit expensive.
  • Some runners feel that the cushioning was too soft and ineffective for a racing shoe.

Bottom line

The Mizuno Wave EVO Cursoris 2 stands out in so many ways. It is a race-day shoe that has loads of comfort and smooth transitions. Runners who don’t need much arch support and who love to pick up speed can certainly find a great partner in this shoe.

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88 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

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Updates to Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris 2

  • Even a quick glance will show that Mizuno did an extreme makeover in the 2nd installment of the Cursoris. Right away, runners will notice the new one piece upper that should really fit like a second skin. Gone are the several overlays found in the original model. There is now only one substantial overlay. This overlay is supported by a spandex-like material. Together, they provide midfoot security and structure to a very flexible and adjustable upper.
  • Mizuno also enhanced the toe box protection in the Cursoris 2 with a more significant overlay. It is the company’s way of directly responding to claims by runners of more forefoot protection against the elements on the road.
  • A more stable and confident run is in the offing as Mizuno offers a slightly wider platform in this shoe. The slightly wider platform also means an even more comfortable fit.
  • Mizuno introduces for the first time in this series the U4ic midsole technology. It retains the characteristic durability, cushioning, and responsiveness of another Mizuno-exclusive technology, the AP+ midsole, but at least 30% lighter.

Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris 2 size and fit

The fit of the 2nd edition of the Mizuno Cursoris 2 varies slightly from the original. This time around, the fit is snug without being restrictive or cramped. There is really enough space in the heel, the midfoot, and the forefoot. The fit is standard and should greatly benefit most runners with medium measurements. Sizing is a bit off in this shoe, like the past model. It is half a size longer and should be noted well by runners. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

Mizuno technology, the X10 carbon rubber, is placed in high-impact areas to fight off wear and tear. There are numerous deep and multi-directional flex grooves for added flexibility and smoother heel to forefoot movements.


Midsole

The midsole is where the most important technologies from Mizuno are found. In place is the new U4ic midsole, which is made of a new type of foam that is much lighter than the other top of the line midsole from Mizuno. Despite being very light, it remains responsive, durable, and resilient. The Wave EVO is also located in this area. Mizuno uses this spring technology to provide cushioning and pop for runners. While midsole foam or other types of cushioning fade over time, the mechanical spring does not. For this reason, the Wave technology keeps turning the same performance even when the rubber and other foams fail.


Upper

An extremely light AirMesh covers the entire one-piece upper for superior breathability. Supporting this really light upper is a spandex-like substance and one very substantial overlay. The collar and tongue are moderately padded while a sockliner greets the runners’ feet in comfort and added fit. An asymmetrical lacing system cinches support and comfort.