Good to know
- The Sayonara 3 had a gone a major update on its outsole. It was totally updated by using new technologies to improve the cushioning, traction and responsiveness of the shoe.
- The 3rd version of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara is approximately 23 grams heavier than the older version. This is due to the new technologies used in the shoe’s outsole unit.
The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 is available in standard size, unlike the previous version which is available in 1/2 size larger than the normal running shoe size. The forefoot, midfoot and heel area are of standard measurements as well, comfortably accommodating those runners with medium foot.
The outsole uses the Mizuno’s X10 technology, a durable carbon rubber that gives added durability for longevity in high impact areas and reliable traction at the heel strike. The same outsole durability can also be experienced in the Sayonara 4.
Found in the outsole of the shoe is a blown rubber that is very flexible. It increases the shoe’s responsiveness and cushioning. This element is a great help for those forefoot strikers and runners with inflexible feet.
The Sayonara 3 uses the notable Mizuno U4ic technology. It provides high comfort and responsive ride while maintaining a lightweight construction.
Mizuno’s SmoothRide technology was also used in the shoe’s midsole for a smoother ride. The smooth and the rocking-chair-like transition are due to the AP+ midsole element, Flex Controllers and Flex Grooves in the forefoot that composed the technology.
The AIRmesh technology and the open mesh of the brand were used in the upper of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3, making the shoe extremely breathable and comfortable. It keeps the foot cool and dry.
It also features the OrthoLite Sockliner for a much healthier foot environment. It has an anti-microbial attributes and keeps the foot moisture-free.
The upper also utilizes the Dynamotion Fit technology. It is a flexible material that provides an optimal fit. With this, runners can experience a sock-like fit and a comfortable ride.