Mizuno Wave Sky 5: As premium as you can get 

When we say premium, it's not only reflected in the Mizuno Wave Sky 5's tag but also in its quality and build. Sure, it's got that generously padded, plush upper that envelops the foot with utmost comfort, but it doesn't stop there. The magic happens in the midsole.

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Side

Who should buy the Mizuno Wave Sky 5

The Mizuno Wave Sky is perfect for beginners looking for a highly stable yet cushy daily training shoe. Even though it's a neutral running shoe, it's still a great selection for mild to moderate overpronators (whose feet roll inward), thanks to its supportive qualities.

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Toe area

Pace: Slow to moderate

Surface: Road or track 

Distance: Short to long distances

What is it for? 

  • Easy days 
  • Recovery runs 
  • Slow, long-distance runs
  • Walking 

The midsole anatomy: "A luxury, heavy-duty sports sedan" 

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Midsole

The Wave Sky has a three-part midsole. On the top-most layer is a lighter version of the U4ic X is embedded. Below it is Mizuno's ENERZY CORE sits. And on the bottom-most layer, there's the ENERZY FOAM. For reference, the ENERZY FOAM can feel like Skechers Hyper Burst foam

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Heel

Altogether, they create a lively, shock-absorbent, stable, and comfortable ride that doesn't inhibit the natural movement of the foot. 

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Insole

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 vs. 4 

The Mizuno Wave Sky 3 was lauded for its rebounding ride. The 4 was a letdown. Now, the question is: can the Wave Sky 5 rekindle the fire of the Wave Sky 3?

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Outsole

Spoiler alert: It surpasses it! 

The changes implemented to the Mizuno Wave Sky 5 are as huge as its silhouette. So, expect a top-to-bottom update: 

  • The upper is now roomier in the toe box, and it departs from a knit to a mesh upper for a rub-free sensation; 
  • For a stable, peppy, yet forgiving ride, the midsole's foams have been re-arranged, while the Wave plate has been removed, and; 
  • On the outsole, the rubber is thinner, moving away from the bottom-heavy Mizuno Wave Sky 4, and it has a more decoupled rear section (less rubber coverage) for weight saving. 

Mizuno Wave Sky 5 Toebox

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.9oz
Drop: Men 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Mizuno Wave Sky 6
Forefoot height: Men 29mm
Heel height: Men 37mm

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