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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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

    Daily running

    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.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 10.4oz
    Women: 9.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 34mm
    Women: 34mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
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We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some runners liked the durable construction of the Wave Resolute 2.
  • Many took note that this shoe is very comfortable to wear.
  • It features synthetic overlays for lock down feel and precise fit.
  • The Mizuno Wave Resolute 2 has a moulded EVA midsole for stability and lightweight cushioning.
  • A reasonably-priced running shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe is too narrow and tight for some runners.
  • Some wanted to see more color options for this version.

Bottom line

The Mizuno Wave Resolute 2 is a road running shoe that offers enough cushioning, stability, support and protection. This shoe is designed for normal and quick pace training. It will not disappoint on short and long runs.


Updates to Mizuno Wave Resolute 2

  • The 2nd edition of the Wave Resolute features a softer AirMesh for both better breathability and adaptable fit. With this new mesh, runners will have more ventilation for cooler runs while the more flexible upper allows runners to find their most comfortable fit.
  • The midfoot now uses a welded overlay that effectively helps secure the midfoot without adding risks to irritation. Mizuno removed some of the stitched overlays in the forefoot to provide more room in the toe box and lessen the number of stitches that may cause hot spots.
  • Mizuno uses rounder and more textured laces in the Resolute 2. The texture of the laces keeps it from getting untied at any point during the run.

Mizuno Wave Resolute 2 size and fit

This sturdy trainer of a shoe has fit and sizing that are very much like the original model. It has standard measurement all throughout with a locked in midfoot. Mizuno aims to accommodate a wide variety of runners and it succeeds by having a toe box with good volume. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


The outsole has moderate-sized treads that provide runners with a decent bite on the road, gravel, and track. Covering almost the entire outsole is Mizuno’s renowned X10 carbon rubber for optimal durability, especially in high-wear areas.


A firmer compression molded EVA provides light cushioning and durability in the midsole. Sitting on top of this EVA foam is the AP+, which is Mizuno’s own midsole foam with excellent responsive features and resiliency. The iconic Wave technology is also found in the heel. It is an award-winning technology that expertly disperses shock and turns the impact into usable energy for the runner.


The upper uses AirMesh for superior breathability. Mizuno incorporates both welded and stitched overlays for support and structure. The moderately padded tongue and collar enhance comfort while traditional laces of better texture help runners get their best fit.