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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
    $160
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7.8oz
    Women: 6.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 11mm
    Women: 11mm

    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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A water-resistant mesh upper makes sure to keep the foot protected and secure.
  • Stitched overlays ensure additional support and security for the upper unit, according to several reviews.
  • Runners generally appreciated the Dynamotion Fit, which is a stretchy material in the front area and the collar.
  • The AP+ mid-sole from Mizuno offers a lightweight and responsive ride.
  • The Wave technology is a thermal plastic wave from the heel to the mid-foot that gives a bouncier and resilient ride.
  • Traction over dry and wet areas is afforded by the durable and dependable outsole of the 2nd version of the Mujin based on a significant number of reviews.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who thought that the Wave Mujin 2 wasn’t durable enough because the upper unit broke down on after a few months.
  • It has a heavy weight.
  • Some said that it was a bit warm to wear during the hot seasons.

Bottom line

The Wave Mujin 2 from Mizuno is a popular running shoe for those who want a reliable gear when tackling the trails. It can be used daily, and even on the roads as its outsole isn’t very prominent.

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Updates to Mizuno Wave Mujin 2

  • The 2nd version of the Mizuno Wave Mujin features a more contemporary and appealing look. Its color schemes are more vibrant than that of the original Wave Mujin. The materials used for this version are also more robust and they make the product look more full-bodied than ever.
  • Contrary to the previous version’s minimal use of overlays and inconsistent use of stitching, the Mujin 2 makes use of stitched overlays that cover a majority of the upper. Though there are areas where the mesh material is rightfully exposed to encourage breathability the overlay system surrounds most of the lateral & medial sides, as well as the heel.
  • Reflectivity is greatly more utilized in this running shoe. While the upper makes use of vibrant hues, the logo, the forefoot and the heel sections have a reflective coating to encourage visibility in low-light conditions.
  • The outsole unit delivers reliable traction over a variety of surface conditions. It can handle uphill and downhill traversals well. It can even hold onto the surfaces that are wet or slippery, making each adventure easier and the runner more confident.

Mizuno Wave Mujin 2 size and fit

The Mizuno Wave Mujin 2 is true to its size. It comes in a selection of sizes that follow the usual measurements. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas have a medium width which is an agreeable fit for those with medium-sized feet. The low-cut design allows the foot to move more naturally.


Outsole

The X10 is a material that’s made from durable carbon rubber. It’s placed in the heel and forefoot sections of the shoe. It delivers dependable traction when running on the unpredictable trails. It’s a helpful component to keep the runner gain control over the terrain.

The Wet Traction design of the outsole unit gives the Mizuno Wave Mujin 2 more capability to handle many types of surfaces. It’s also optimized to handle wet ground, which can be slippery.

The XtaticRide gripping lugs are indentations in the outsole unit, which assist in holding onto the surfaces. It encourages more natural movement because it has spaces in between, but it firstly delivers multi-surface grip.


Midsole

A full-length mid-sole foam is placed in the sole unit to provide responsible cushioning to the wearer. It’s made of copolymer, a responsive yet soft material. Coined as AP+, it’s Mizuno’s top-quality platform and it delivers reliable underfoot protection and comfort.

Springiness and responsiveness are afforded by the Mizuno Wave technology. It provides additional cushioning, shock absorption, as well as full stability for all sections of the foot.


Upper

The upper unit makes use of the AIRmesh fabric, which delivers lightweight and breathable coverage at all times. It’s a soft, all-encompassing material that doesn’t limit the movements of the runner.

A water-resistant mesh is also part of the upper unit. It doesn’t absorb water and it manages moisture well. Though it doesn’t offer a fully realized waterproofing mechanic, it’s still a solid way to keep the upper unit protected from splashes and mild water invasions.

The overlays of the Mizuno Wave Mujin 2 are stitched on its sides and heel section. They secure the foot well by reacting to the lacing system when it’s adjusted. It increased the upper support for the foot.

The Dynamotion Fit uses a stretchy material in the forefoot area to give more space for the toes to naturally spread and not feel too tight. The heel collar was also constructed to fully support the heel and not let any accidental slippage from happening.

The OrthoLite Sock Liner adds a bit more cushioning as it rests just above the mid-sole unit. It has an anti-microbial capability, so it keeps the interior environment clean and healthy for the runner.