Verdict from 43 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The ultra-plush comfort of Lamborghini cars is brought for the first time in a shoe in the Mizuno Wave Tenjin, according to many testers.
  • Hands down, superior durability is one of its best features, noted several users.
  • The mesh offers maximum breathability.
  • A good number of runners noted how smooth the transition is from the heel to the forefoot because of the full-length Infinity Wave.
  • Some runners noted that it runs lighter than its weight.
  • The traction is excellent, based on most comments.
  • 4 colorways representing Automobili Lamborghini.
  • A significant number of runners call the Tenjin stunning.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Wave Tenjin is an ultra-expensive shoe.
  • It is a limited edition.
  • The 12mm heel drop was too much for several runners.

Bottom line

Mizuno’s collaboration with Lamborghini brings the best features of the vehicle, Huracan, into a shoe that is now called the Wave Tenjin. The sleek look, plush comfort, durability, decent arch support, and quick transitions are all there for the taking in one of Mizuno’s most expensive and super high-quality shoes.

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Good to know

  • Mizuno’s desire to provide runners with the best option takes them to Italy’s famed Lamborghini headquarters. In the Wave Tenjin, Mizuno offers the best features of one of Lamborghini’s most popular vehicles in the Huracan. The Tenjin showcases an ultra-sophisticated design, exceptional durability, and insane comfort.
  • Looking cool is not just in the aesthetic appeal, Mizuno provides a really breathable mesh that guarantees a very airy ride. The midsole has full-length ventilation, which takes breathability to another level.
  • The midsole delivers twofold performance in cushioning and shock-absorption. A full-length Infinity Wave and the U4ic midsole foam efficiently disperse shock and provide a very noticeable pop after every impact for a very dynamic run.
  • Durability is evident in the outsole by the use of the extremely tough X10 carbon rubber in areas where impact is felt the most.

The comfortable ride of the Wave Tenjin begins with a fit that is quite generous in a good way. It still wraps the foot through the midfoot and expands just a little more going to the toe box. The fit should likely be something most runners will be very comfortable with. Runners with width and volume in their foot should have no problems in getting a relaxed platform. Width is offered through the standard D for the men’s or B for the women’s. Sizes are on the dot in options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

The full-contact outsole features deep forefoot grooves for more flexibility. Mizuno covers the outsole with X-10 carbon rubber in areas that usually take the brunt of the impact to fight off the usual wear and tear in the underfoot. Going to the forefoot, there are some areas where blown rubber is used for enhanced traction.

The number 8 pattern of the Infinity Wave stretches from the heel to the forefoot. Mizuno uses the large cavity between the Wave to move the impact of landings throughout the length of the shoe. In this way, shock is absorbed more effectively. The same force received upon impact is translated for more bounce when taking off. Another added benefit with this technology is a smooth transition in the gait cycle as the Infinity Wave disperses the shock. Forming part of the midsole engine is the U4iC foam. It is extremely light and delivers serious responsiveness and resiliency.

The upper is soft and pliable, which adapts better to the shape of the runner’s foot. Mizuno provides a really breathable mesh to work with the full-length ventilation of the midsole for a truly well-ventilated ride. Welded synthetic overlays are located around the midfoot to lock the foot down and to provide structure to the upper. The very well-padded tongue and collar offer great step-in feel. Lamborghini logos are located in these areas as well. Cinching the fit are flat laces, which also help reduce the chances of irritation.


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