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The Wave Supersonic delivers cushioning with added lateral stability. It sports a low-top silhouette with a padded collar that brings ankle support to wearers. Its top is made of breathable materials so heat and sweat won’t stop you from going hard on the court.
Traction. A gum rubber outsole lines the underside of the Wave Supersonic. This compound is soft, which allows it to adhere to smooth surfaces. However, it is also not as durable as other types of rubber because of its soft nature. It is non-marking, so black, ugly streaks on court floors will not be a problem.
Movement. Flex grooves riddle the forefoot of the outsole, which helps with the forward motion of the foot. There is also the Dynamotion Groove that runs in the middle, which aids in the smooth heel-to-toe transition as well as lateral moves without distorting the form of the outsole.
Comfort. The Mizuno Wave Supersonic uses the Intercool innovation. It is a ventilation system that uses ports connecting the midsole to the outsole, allowing air to pass through. It helps regulate temperature and humidity inside the foot chamber. A removable foam insert delivers maximum underfoot coverage and prevents foot slippage.
Stability. This model also features the Parallel Wave Plate technology in the midsole. This innovation enhances the lateral stability of the foot. It also evenly disperses shock, thereby preventing pressure points.
Breathability. The upper of the Wave Supersonic is crafted from a mesh fabric. This material facilitates heat dissipation to keep the interior fresh. The soft cloth covering the inside of the shoe also aids in moisture management to prevent the foot from getting too sweaty and hot.
Lockdown. Synthetic overlays are used to reinforce the toe box to protect the area against painful bumps. The material also creates a panel on either side of the midfoot and around the heel to amplify side-to-side support and hindfoot lockdown. Its overlays integrate with the lacing system, so tightening the shoestrings results in heightened lateral support.
Fit. The forefoot has been designed to have adequate room for a toe-splay. As for the heel, it remains snug with the helo of the plush collar and tongue.
- The first Mizuno volleyball shoe was released in 2003. The trainer was called Wave Lightning and has seen several iterations over the years. One of the most popular models today is the Wave Lightning Z4.