8 users: 4.6 / 5
Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 7.8oz / Women 6.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 11mm / Women 11mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 9.1 hours of research from the internet

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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  • 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.

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.

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. This material is also placed in the outsole of the Mujin 5 shoe.

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.

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.

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.

Size and fit

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Same sizing as Mizuno Wave Mujin 6.

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