• Terrain


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


    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

    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

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 10.4oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 9mm

    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
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • Mizuno has retained some of the features from the previous version but has also redesigned the Wave Hayate 5 with a more modern design.    The main changes of these Mizuno Wave Hayate 5 will focus on the shoe's upper, with a cleaner design, fewer seams and something more structured, at least with the naked eye.
  • The forefoot area is now covered with the ESS Rock Plate which is a small platform inserted in the shoe's forefoot to protect the foot from impacts from rocks and stones. This also helps in giving the shoe structure, and it helps guarantee safety when running on more technical terrain.
  • Although when it comes to the midsole of these Mizuno Wave Hayate 5, they remain the same as the previous version, a 9mm drop midsole that plays with the AP+ compound to give that proper balance between dynamics and cushioning
  • The Wave Hayate 5's outsole sole is also still committed to the Michelin compound since it has always worked well on many terrains.
  • Another of the excellent improvement points in this trail running shoe is the shooter that has been introduced in the second eyelet, theoretically to improve this shoe's fit.

The Mizuno Wave Hayate 5 comes in medium width D for men’s and medium width B for the women’s versions. This shoe caters to runners with foot volumes that are low to moderate because of its snug structure in the midfoot and heel areas. It is still always suggested though that to get the best fit, trying on a pair in one’s local running shoe store and reading about other user’s reviews would greatly help.

The Wave Hayate 5 has incorporated the Micheline outsole which was aggressively designed to provide exceptional traction, grip, and protection on every type of surface. This outsole material is also expected to withstand a heavy beating in all weather conditions, especially on the rainy running seasons.

In addition to the Michelin outsole, the Wave Hayate 5 also uses the XtaRide. It is an exclusive trail concept design by Mizuno featuring their X lugs and Xta groove. These uniquely engineered outsole features allow the shoes to naturally adapt to its surroundings and become in sync with the runner's body and movement.

The Wave Hayate 5 uses Mizuno's unique Wave midsole technology. It provides both the cushioning and stability for this trail running shoe. The Wave has a unique shape that distributes the impact evenly away from the floor for a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step.

The Concave Wave has also been integrated into the shoe's midsole, which serves as the structural support mechanism that lessens the impact received over uneven surfaces. The Concave Wave has been engineered with a unique design so that it protects the runner's foot while at the same time facilitating a seamless heel to toe transition in every stride.

The Wave Hayate 5 has also made use of Mizuno's  AP+ technology. It is the shoe's technology which is responsible for providing a smooth ride, superb cushioning, exceptional comfort levels, and a huge improvement in the shoe's durability.

The Mizuno Wave Hayate 5 was made for competitive trail runners looking for a fast and aggressive shoe yet lightweight.  Just like the popular Mizuno road running shoe, the Wave Creation 20, the Wave Hayate 5's upper is constructed with breathable air mesh material that does not only provide a comfortable fit, but it also guarantees to maintain a quality standard of breathability. This material makes sure that there is a constant circulation of cool, fresh air while pushing out hot, stuffy air that stays within the shoe during high-intense workouts and activities.

The Hayate Wave 5's upper is also engineered with the Dynamotion Fit system. This is an advanced shoe technology developed by Mizuno that uses biomechanics technology and motion capture.  The Dynamotion Fit system has been designed to mirror the foot's natural movement while running. It provides a second skin-like feel, and it offers a secure fit that will allow the runner to maintains a free range of motion. With these said, the Mizuno Dynamotion Fit system quite literally works with the runner's feet.