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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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 8.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- The 2nd iteration of the Wave Prodigy is a neutral Mizuno running shoe that has been created to get anyone moving. It delivers the smoothest of runs with its Parallel Wave technology in the midsole and combined with this are the U4ic midsole and U4icX heel wedge that delivers supportive cushioning and exceptional energy return
- The running experience is made even smoother with the Wave Prodigy 2 thanks to its SmoothRide technology that helps in minimizing the fast acceleration and deceleration of the foot during runs.
- The shoe also now features the X10 outsole which is the same outsole technology used in the popular Mizuno Wave Creation 20. Supporting the outsole is the new heel 3D design which enriches the pattern in the area.
- Finally, the shoe’s new upper design and hotmelt construction, together with the new gusset tongue, provide an improved fit and excellent cushioning.
The Mizuno Wave Prodigy 2 comes in standard measurements which is medium D for men and Medium B for women. Anyone can easily go with the usual shoe size they’re comfortable with as the Wave Prodigy 2 follows the natural feet shape of the wearer. The shoe’s upgraded mesh upper and support materials also help in enhancing the fit to the runner’s feet.
Powering the Wave Prodigy 2’s outsole is the X10 outsole technology. It is a durable carbon rubber that allows longer wear in high impact areas, and it supplements traction at heel strike. The X10’s innovative compound guarantees efficient traction in all types of road surfaces and boosts one’s running experience to an optimal level.
Also linked between the outsole and midsole is the Mizuno’s Intercool system. It is a full-length ventilation system that lessens heat and humidity build-up inside the footwear, making the feet stay cool and dry.
The Mizuno Wave Prodigy 2 uses the Parallel Wave Technology in the shoe’s midsole. It uniformly disperses shock throughout the sole while providing excellent cushioning and enhanced stability. This wave technology also offers flexibility and absorbs impact without compromising comfort.
Also featured in the shoe’s midsole are both the U4ic and U4icX midsole technologies. The lightweight U4ic predominantly makes up the Wave Prodigy 2’s midsole area while the U4icX resides in the heel area and is a light evolutionary midsole material that delivers a more comfortable ride with higher rebound.
Lastly, the Mizuno Smoothride technology in the midsole is a brilliant engineering approach to lessen the rapid changes with the speed of the foot during runs, delivering the smoothest ride possible.
The 2nd version of the Mizuno Wave Prodigy incorporated a Jacquard Mesh upper as it is extremely lightweight and comfortable. It allows great breathability throughout the shoe by regulating the feet’s temperature.
The shoe’s upper also features a hotmelt execution of overlays that do not only add character to the shoe, but it also increases comfort. The overlays interlock with the shoe’s traditional lacing system to help provide that securely locked-in feeling for the foot.
For additional protection and comfort, a mesh component is also added to the collar and tongue.