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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$220
Weight
Men: 12.9oz
Women: 10.5oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The color schemes that are available for the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 received some praise from many runners.
  • A reviewer commented that the heel section of the upper unit hugged the foot snugly, but it didn’t feel too tight.
  • A lot of testers were able to describe this shoe as ‘comfortable’ for their feet.
  • According to a purchaser, the toe box was roomy enough to allow natural toe-splay.
  • The raised mid-foot platform was able to support those with flat feet, and they stated that it prevented fatigue during those long running sessions.
  • A consumer commented on the padding in the upper unit, noting that it provided some cushioning as it hugged the foot.
  • The mid-sole in this shoe gained the favor of several runners because for them, it was responsive and reliable.
  • Many purchasers noted that the 6th version of the Prophecy was better in quality and construction than its predecessors.
  • The general width and length of the shoe seemed a bit narrow for a few testers.
  • According to a reviewer, the mid-sole unit tore apart after only 3 weeks of use.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The toe box seemed to be narrow, according to a consumer; she felt numbness in the toes because of it.
  • It was half-a-size smaller than what some runners were used to.

Bottom line

The general response for the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 was positive. Most of those who have tested it have welcomed its appealing looks, its comfortable underfoot platform and its secure upper coverage. According to them, it’s a solid option for road running. But for some, it was narrow in the forefoot area; sizing was also inconsistent for others.


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60 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 by RunRepeat • Shriram Nagarajan • Level 3 expert

    Very durable upper and outsole in my opinion, although some people had complained of the wave plates giving up on them. Wasn't in my case.

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Updates to Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6

  • The Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 is a running shoe that’s made for those with neutral foot pronation. It makes use of proprietary materials in order to provide a comfortable and well-rounded running experience for the wearer. Visually, it has a stand-out design that’s typical of the brand, with sharp textures, eye-catching color schemes, and wavelike shapes that represent the sole unit.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe features a breathable mesh material. Serving as the main cover system, it responsibly keeps the foot in a secure wrap, while also accommodating air into the foot-chamber. The upper is also constructed to allow the runner to move naturally without being restricted. It follows the natural shape and motion of the foot throughout the running experience.
  • The Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6’s mid-sole unit has technologies that run its entire length. A lightweight yet responsive foam material responsibly cushions each footfall and facilitates energized toe-offs; the soft U4icX Strobel Layer underneath the cushioned sock liner brings more comfort; and a full-length wave plate makes the ride smoother and more enabled.
  • Protecting the unique cushioning platform of this running shoe is the X10™, which is a durable rubber material. It lengthens the overall lifespan of the sole unit by staving off the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also the one that delivers traction.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 size and fit

Regular sizing schemes were used in the making of the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It is meant for the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.


Outsole

The X10 ™ is made up of durable carbon rubber. It protects the rest of the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6’s cushioning system from the abrasive nature of the roads. It doesn’t peel off or wear off easily, as well. It is also the one responsible for providing traction to the runner, thus ensuring confident control over the surfaces.

The SmoothRide engineering utilizes flex grooves, which allow the platform to evoke a rocking-chair-like motion when taking each step. Such a design smoothens the foot-strikes and energizes the toe-offs.


Midsole

The U4ic is a cushioning technology that runs the entire length of the mid-sole. It provides responsive support to the foot of the wearer. It’s also made to last long.

The Infinity Wave is a full-length wave-shaped unit that’s able to provide more cushioning to the foot. It handles all phases of the gait cycle, thus ensuring that each step is well-supported, from the foot-strike to the toe-off.

The Cloudwave technology ensures smooth and well-rounded transitions through the gait cycle. Basically, the Wave in the mid-sole now has a convex geometry, which enables the platform to accommodate the foot-landings and takeoffs with ease and finesse.

The U4icX Strobel Layer is a soft section underneath the sock liner. It adds a bit more cushioning and comfort for the underside of the foot.

A foam insole has been added for the benefit of the underfoot. It can be removed or replaced with a new one, depending on the preference of the wearer.


Upper

AIRmesh is the material used for the upper unit of the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6. This material accommodates airflow, thus ensuring ventilation for the foot of the runner.

Stitched-on overlays provide structure to the upper unit. They also help the rest of the upper fabrics when it comes to hugging the foot because they’re directly connected to the lacing system.

The upper unit has been engineered with the DynamotionFit, a 3-panel construction that makes the entire cover system more capable when it comes to accommodating the shape and the movements of the foot. Essentially, it makes the upper blend more seamlessly to the particular runner that’s trying out the shoe.

The breathable fabric lining makes the interior sleeve soft and smooth. It also maintains ventilation, which is an important feature in this shoe.

The padded tongue and collar help in providing some cushioning to the topmost dimensions of the foot. They also prevent any accidental shoe-removals.