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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
$90
Weight
Men: 10.4oz
Women: 9.1oz
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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 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.


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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.