Effective strides with Mizuno Wave

Cushioning, smooth transitions, and reduced impacts are the main benefits of the U4icX midsole from Mizuno. In the Wave Polaris, the U4icX helps in producing more energy during the footstrike and channel it towards a higher rebound. The result is a high level of efficiency in the runner’s gait cycle.

Mizuno Wave Polaris cushion

The U4icX foam is accompanied by the Mizuno Wave technology, which helps with sustaining the midsole to be soft and stable. It comes in the form of a fan-shaped unit that supplies the right amount of cushioning by adequately padding the heel, especially during footstrike, therefore reducing shock.

Mizuno Wave Polaris collar

A Premium Insock sockliner is also included in the Wave Polaris. Made with premium materials, this element offers an extra layer of cushioning and comfort to the runner. It is removable and could be replaced by custom orthotics.

Breathable comfort

The Mizuno Wave Polaris employs AIRmesh in its upper. The material supplies the foot with sufficient coverage and superb breathability. Despite its light and airy appearance, the AIRmesh is also durable and could effectively withstand wears and tears.

Mizuno Wave Polaris mesh

Polaris is a durable one

The X10 outsole is made from carbon rubber. From the get-go, it is easy to determine that this material is designed to bring a durable ride, as well as adequate protection for the shoe against abrasive surfaces.

Mizuno Wave Polaris rubber outsole

Aside from sturdiness, the X10 is also known to provide traction and resilience in the outsole’s high-wear areas. The material’s reliability has paved the way for its usage in the majority of Mizuno’s running shoes, including the Wave Inspire 15.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 305g / Women 245g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 27mm
Collection: Mizuno Wave

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