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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.2ozWomen: 8.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Mizuno Wave Impetus 3
- Mizuno concentrates on the changes in the upper for the Impetus 3.0. In this new version, there is practically only one significant overlay. To reduce a bit of the weight without compromising support and structure, Mizuno moved the logo just a little further in the midfoot to work in tandem with the first overlay. The result is a locked in feel of the midfoot without the usual overlays.
- There is more mesh in the entire upper as well. Mizuno extends a significant part of the mesh to the heel as opposed to the major overlay point of the past. In connection with this, Mizuno also lowered the heel support to really cradle the heel and give more room in the mesh. This update brings added breathability and contains the same type of support in the heel.
Mizuno Wave Impetus 3 size and fit
The fit and sizing of the 3rd installment of the Wave Impetus are significantly similar to the past model. They are of standard measurement and should benefit a large number of runners. From the heel, there is a locked in feel that tapers to the midfoot. The forefoot has adequate space and volume for the toes to splay. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.
The X10 is one of the best outsole technologies of Mizuno. It is made from a hard carbon rubber that guarantees excellent durability and moderate traction that could fare well on wet and dry surfaces. Placed in high impact areas, the rubber is engineered to resist wear and tear longer, despite excessive use. A waffle pattern on the outsole helps with the traction and stability.
Mizuno uses standard EVA in the midsole for adequate cushioning, resiliency, and responsiveness. It sits directly on top of the outsole to work with the lugs for better cushioning. The Wave Technology is a mechanical insert, made of thermoplastic material that effectively attenuates shock. Runners will also experience a stable and smoother transition as the insert keeps the foot in place during the gait cycle.
The upper features a very breathable mesh with just one overlay. Mizuno maximizes the logo on both sides of the shoe to work as another midfoot support. Traditional lacing enables runners to get the correct fit. A sufficiently padded tongue and collar provide added comfort.