Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Supportive: There are many comments that talk about how supportive the Mizuno Wave Luminous is.
  • Stylish: Wearers are happy that these volleyball sneakers look great on feet.
  • Grippy: A handful of buyers share that the sole grips the floor very well.
  • High quality: A number of wearers say that these volleyball shoes are generally well-made.
  • Comfortable: A few wearers pointed out that these low-top volleyball shoes are comfortable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Fragile: At least two commenters share that their shoes ripped after just two weeks of gaming.
  • Narrow: These volleyball shoes are said to be not wide enough even for medium-sized feet.

Bottom line

The Mizuno Wave Luminous does the job done on the court. It's supportive and its traction is good. It even looks nice. However, there are still issues that are significant enough for any buyer to reconsider buying this pair.

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Mizuno Wave Luminous: For all-game protection

Volleyball is an intense game that can put serious stress on a player’s lower extremities. Mizuno designed the Wave Luminous to reduce impact and prevent injuries and discomfort to the legs and feet.

Its underfoot cushioning, which uses the brand’s proprietary Wave midsole technology, is made bouncy to facilitate powerful jumps. The upper is breathable and has overlays that securely hold the foot to keep it steady. This pair of volleyball shoes also supports quick movements due to its grippy outsole. The material bites on the smooth court floor to prevent slippage.

In the middle of the outsole is the DynaMotion Groove. This furrow improves the flexibility of the underside. This feature facilitates a smooth heel-to-toe transition, as well as side-to-side stability.

Know more about the Wave Luminous from Mizuno

Synthetic overlays form a protective cage on top of the upper. They reinforce high-wear areas to prevent early deterioration of underlying materials. They also integrate with the lacing system, so when the shoestrings are tightened, the lateral support is amplified. At the heel, the synthetic material creates a cup that steadies the heel during heel landings.

This volleyball shoe employs the DynamotionFit Cleatie. This construction means that there is no movable tongue on the instep, making it a slip-on trainer. However, the presence of a lacing system allows users to tighten the fit at the midfoot. The tongue and the collar are both lightly padded, which helps with the snug fit.

Mizuno released its first volleyball shoe back in 2003. It was called the Wave Lightning and several iterations have been released since then. The Mizuno Wave Lightning Z4 is one of the most highly praised models.

How Wave Luminous compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: £100
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