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Who should buy the Mizuno Wave Sky 2

The Wave Sky 2 from Mizuno is built for daily runners and is designed to go any distance. Grab a pair of this shoe if:

  • You want a road running shoe that is compatible with neutral pronators or supinators
  • You want a cushioned running shoe that can be used for long distances or marathons

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 heel cup

Updates to the Mizuno Wave Sky 2

  • The AeroHug is designed to quickly adapt to foot motions
  • Dual-Zone engineered mesh offers a flawless and seamless fit

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Enhanced traction with the X10

In the forefoot and heel section lies the X10. This material is made up of durable carbon rubber that aims to deliver enhanced traction. The right amount of grip provided by the outsole is essential in handling different paved surfaces. This outsole material is also present in the Inspire 15 running shoe.

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 x10

Smooth transitions made possible by Wave Sky 2

A lighter version of the U4ic is utilized in the midsole of the Mizuno Wave Sky 2. This full-length material is called the U4icX. With this component of the shoe, it aims to deliver increased responsiveness. A softer and more comfortable underfoot feel is also offered because of this midsole unit.

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 u4icx

The midsole area of the Mizuno Wave Sky 2 uses the Cloudwave. This technology is described to be a redesigned elastic and thermal plastic wave that runs from the heel to the midfoot area. As a result, it creates an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 midsole

A gender-specific network of grooves called the SmoothRide is integrated into the shoe. It creates a smoother heel-to-toe transition that the runner would enjoy. This technology is significant in minimizing the fast acceleration and deceleration of the foot.

Mizuno's innovative upper fit system

The Mizuno Wave Sky 2 utilizes the AeroHug. It is defined as an innovative fit system that plays a vital role in the performance of the shoe. The primary purpose of the AeroHug is to adapt to foot motion and movement. As a result, a comfortable fit is achieved without compromising breathability and support.

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 aerohug

Mizuno added the anatomical sock liner. With the focus of adding a layer of cushioning underneath the foot, the runner is sure to experience a hassle-free and pleasant ride.

For a better response to the foot's movements, the Dual Zone engineered mesh is used in making the footwear. The mesh in the forefoot area is updated to promote a distraction-free fit.

Mizuno Wave Sky 2 dual-zone

The U4icX Strobel Lining is stitched from the upper unit to the full-length fabric. The goal of which is to provide a more agreeable underfoot feel.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 335g / Women 285g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Mizuno Wave Sky 5
Forefoot height: 21mm
Heel height: 31mm

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