Facts

  • 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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Price
    $180
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • 90 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    If you’re looking for a maximally cushioned and structured trainer (or you’re used to that style), the Mizuno Waveknit C1’s could be a good shoe. The price and its overall practicality should be weighed with the type of running that you primarily do. If it happens to be running roads or paved paths and most of your runs are 5 miles or less at low intensity, you may consider giving them a shot.

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- The Mizuno WaveKnit C1 is designed for runners who want to take their road running activities to the next level. The shoe features a WaveKnit upper that is meant to provide a more dynamic and comfortable fit. 

- In the midsole of the shoe is the PEBAX Wave Plate. It is a luxurious midsole foam that allows runners to experience a more efficient ride. This durable cushioning absorbs shock during impact and effectively returns energy for a more powerful toe-off.

- In the outsole of the shoe is the X10 Outsole. This material aims to provide durability and grip on a wide variety of surfaces.

The Mizuno WaveKnit C1 is crafted for medium-footed runners. The upper material conforms to the shape of the foot, giving it a comfortable fit from the heel to the forefoot.

The shoe runs true to size and when it comes to width, the available options are Medium for both men and women. 

A durable solid rubber, the X10 technology,  is integrated into the Mizuno Waveknit C1. This component of the shoe is essential in providing durability to high-wear areas. This material also provides the right amount of traction during heel strike.

Like the Mizuno Wave Rider 22, lying in the topsole area is the U4ic Strobel Lasting Board. This material is described to be very resilient, providing the foot a very comfortable underfoot feel.

In the heel section lies the U4icX foam and PEBAX wave plate. The wave plate is responsive and light. It offers responsive cushioning to the foot. It absorbs and disperses impact during foot strike. 

The premium anatomical sockliner is also used in crafting the shoe. The primary focus of which is to provide additional cushioning to the foot and enhance the overall fit.

Lastly, the lateral crash pad and flex grooves are placed in the forefoot area. The goal of which is to deliver flexibility during the running session.

In the upper of the WaveKnit C1 is the notable WaveKnit material. It provides a more dynamic and natural fit. With its stretchable and holding abilities, the foot is more secure and locked during the running session. 

The shoe also has a softly padded tongue and heel collar. They offer added comfort while also enhancing fit and foot lockdown.

Utilized in the shoe is the lace-up front. This component of the Mizuno WaveKnit C1 offers an adjustable fit that is specific to the needs of the runner.

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