Who should buy the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6

  • This is a solid choice for road runners with neutral pronation who are into 10Ks and half-marathons.
  • This shoe will appeal to maximalist runners who want their shoe to be stylish as well as high-performing on the road.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 logo

Updates to the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6

  • Stand-out design with sharp textures, eye-catching color schemes, and wavelike shapes that represent the sole unit.
  • Lightweight mid-sole unit has technologies that run its entire length that responsibly cushions each footfall and facilitates energized toe-offs.
  • Cushioned sock liner brings more comfort; and a full-length wave plate makes the ride smoother and more enabled.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 updates

Smoothens foot-strikes and energizes toe-offs

The X10 is made up of durable carbon rubber. It protects the rest of the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6’s cushioning system from the abrasive nature of the roads. It doesn’t peel off or wear off easily, as well.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 flex grooves

It is also the one responsible for providing traction to the runner, thus ensuring confident control over the surfaces. This outsole unit is widely used in popular Mizuno shoes like the Wave Prophecy 8 and Wave Inspire 15.

The SmoothRide engineering utilizes flex grooves, which allow the platform to evoke a rocking-chair-like motion when taking each step. Such a design smoothens the foot-strikes and energizes the toe-offs.

Wave Prophecy 6 provides responsive support and finesse

The U4ic is a cushioning technology that runs the entire length of the mid-sole. It provides responsive support to the foot of the wearer. It’s also made to last long.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 mid-sole

The Infinity Wave is a full-length wave-shaped unit that’s able to provide more cushioning to the foot. It handles all phases of the gait cycle, thus ensuring that each step is well-supported, from the foot-strike to the toe-off.

The Cloudwave technology ensures smooth and well-rounded transitions through the gait cycle. Basically, the Wave in the mid-sole now has a convex geometry, which enables the platform to accommodate the foot-landings and takeoffs with ease and finesse.

Mizuno’s Strobel Layer adds more cushioning and comfort

The U4icX Strobel Layer is a soft section underneath the sock liner. It adds a bit more cushioning and comfort for the underside of the foot.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 more cushioning

A foam insole has been added for the benefit of the underfoot. It can be removed or replaced with a new one, depending on the preference of the wearer.

Prophecy 6 accommodates airflow to ensure ventilation

AIRmesh is the material used for the upper unit of the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6. This material accommodates airflow, thus ensuring ventilation for the foot of the runner.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 AIRmesh

Stitched-on overlays provide structure to the upper unit. They also help the rest of the upper fabrics when it comes to hugging the foot because they’re directly connected to the lacing system.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 secures the movement of the foot

The upper unit has been engineered with the DynamotionFit, a 3-panel construction that makes the entire cover system more capable when it comes to accommodating the shape and the movements of the foot.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 6 dynamotion fit

Essentially, it makes the upper blend more seamlessly to the particular runner that’s trying out the shoe. The breathable fabric lining makes the interior sleeve soft and smooth. It also maintains ventilation, which is an important feature in this shoe.

The padded tongue and collar help in providing some cushioning to the topmost dimensions of the foot. They also prevent any accidental shoe-removals.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 366g / Women 298g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Mizuno Wave Prophecy 9
Forefoot height: 21mm
Heel height: 33mm

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