DiscontinuedUpdate: Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4
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WeightMen: 8.4ozWomen: 7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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In practice, the shoe holds up. Mile after mile, the sturdy construction will stand up to whatever you can throw at it.
One of the hottest new shoes this summer is sure to be the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3. The Sayonara 3 sees the upper totally redone: the mesh makes it even more breathable and light. Your foot feels locked down, yet comfortable.
Still gave me the ground feel and responsiveness I am accustomed to but it also had just an extra hint of protection for the ball of my foot.
- 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.