Women's Wave Sayonara 2

Mizuno Running Women Road-Trail Neutral Performance Mizuno Running Women Road-Trail Neutral Performance

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I have always had the wave riders until I decided to make the decision to give the Wave Sayonara's a shot, and I must say these have been by far my favorite Mizuno shoes yet. The Wave Sayonara's had such an amazing feel from the first time I put them on and provided al the support and cushion I needed. Thank you Mizuno for making such a phenomenal shoe!

WAVE SAYONARA 2: Blur the lines between race day speed and everyday training in one supremely fast, sleek ride.

Just like the original, the Wave Sayonara 2 is all about delivering an everyday fast running experience in a lightweight, versatile execution, that’s ideal for race day or fast training.

Key Features

  • New refined fit includes a more harmonious midfoot wrap with softer, more breathable mesh materials throughout the upper, while still providing support in all the right places.
  • Ultra-responsive, lightweight U4ic midsole and Parallel Wave in the heel deliver a smooth, cushioned ride.
  • A wide forefoot, full-ground midsole and 10mm ramp give the Wave Sayonara 2 a stable, fast ride that’s incredibly light, yet durable, at 6.3 oz.
  • New sockliner provides increased resiliency and responsiveness.




Optimal shock attenuation, durability and a superior ride.
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Since Mizuno discountinued the Wave Elixir (which I loved!) - I called the Mizuno company and asked which running shoe replaced the Elixir, they told me the Sayonara. So I bought a pair and after my 2nd time running in them, I developed plantar faciitis. I do not like these running shoes. I have tried other types by Mizuno, but nothing is as light as the Elixir. Where are the performance stability shoes? I only see Performance Neutral on the website. I am very disappointed with Mizuno and after 7yrs am looking for a different brand :(
December 10, 2014
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Bummed Out
I have been a devoted Mizuno runner since seriously getting into road running and triathlon. The Elixir was my shoe for training and racing...I started running with the first version of the Sayonaras as a secondary training shoe and primary racing shoe...the first version was awesome. Now that you've discontinued the Elixir (and I only have one pair left in the reserves), my plan was for the Sayonara to take over both as primary training and racing show. This version of the Sayonara is NOT the same as the first version. Although the fit, drop, and cushion feel great, the tongue is WAAAY to short, which just over-shadows the positives of this shoe. It is so irritating to lace this shoe up and, at times, to have to stop mid-run to adjust the tongue. I'm at the point where I'm considering switching brands if the Sayonara is the closest to the Elixir that Mizuno can offer. Taking the Elixir off the market was a bold move, and I think you've disappointed a lot of runners.
January 27, 2015
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Best Mizuno Shoe!
I have always had the wave riders until I decided to make the decision to give the Wave Sayonara's a shot, and I must say these have been by far my favorite Mizuno shoes yet. The Wave Sayonara's had such an amazing feel from the first time I put them on and provided al the support and cushion I needed. Thank you Mizuno for making such a phenomenal shoe!
July 29, 2014
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On my second pair of these and love these even more. If you're a fan of the Wave Rider, I think you will dig these. They are a bit on the firm/stability side which are perfect for any distances. They have a bit extra room in the toe box and below the ankle design which I LOVE. Great job Mizuno!
October 2, 2014
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Perfect for me!
I have serious bunion issues. Wave Sayonara 2 is the most comfortable sneaker I have worn in a very, very long time. Last purchased the Wave Rider, which were better than Brooks and Asics - but doesn't compare to the comfort of the Wave Sayonara 2. They feature a round stitching design on topside of toe box that I think makes for a comfortable fit around my bunion.
Hope they never change this model in any way - which is a mistake made by manufacturers all the time. Plan to buy several more pairs because manufacturers ALWAYS change
September 21, 2014
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Light as a feather
I decided to order this shoe because I've worn Mizuno before. I like the way they fit my feet, but I decided this time to order a half size up. The shoes still fit good. They are very nice. I ran three laps and my feet felt great! The shoe is good looking too. I ordered the shoe in white, it has an aqua color sole.
September 3, 2014
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I love these shoes! However...
I bought these after running consistently in Precision 13s. I LOVE THE PRECISION 13 and they are still my favorite to date! The Sayonara was recommended over and over as a good replacement, so I finally broke down and bought a pair. I loved the feel, the fit, the weight, everything! However, I supinate slightly when I run. Because of the forefoot design includes the striped overlay, it creates an unequal amount of tension on the sides of the shoe, causing the forefoot to fall apart easily. I don't believe this would be an issue for anyone except us rare supinators out there, but it did create large holes in the sides of the show in under 100 miles of wear. Bummer. Other than that, it's a decent trainer!
December 1, 2014
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Feather light!
After a week break in, this is now my favorite running shoes.
May 18, 2015
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I'm having a love affair with these shoes. I keep thinking that I will need to alternate with a more substantial shoe but every time I try I just want to get these back on. They take awhile to break in for me so I start out a new pair with some walking around but after that wiith every run I love them even more. These are the first shoes I've ever had that don't get in my way when I run. They let me be me. They are stable, low to the ground and provide feedback with every stride. Consequently they don't promote bad form which is improving my running. The U4ric is amazing, it's light yet I feel fully protected. Please don't change a thing....except more colors choices.
October 16, 2014
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I was happier than ever when I first ran in the Elixir- it was the perfect mix of stability and a lightweight, durable package, yet it was discontinued so soon. The sayonara does not come close and has resulted in more joint pain while wearing out about a hundred miles earlier. The alternate I was given was the Inspire- significantly heavier and clunkier in feel... Mizuno has lost a customer (among many I'm sure)...
May 30, 2015
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Hi! I've been loooking for a new pair of running shoes and I found these, which based on reviews seem to be exactly what I'm looking for, but I don't seem to find my size anywhere. Don't you make them in size US 5.5 and why? It's a normal size...
Marlene on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I find that Mizuno can fit half a size smaller than other shoes, so if this is your first experience with Mizuno, I'd suggest trying on the 6 to see if they fit!
What shoe replaced the Wave Elixir 8? I'm really missing them.
Ali B on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not currently have a direct replacement for our Wave Elixir, but we would recommend our Wave Sayonara 3's, as they will be our most similar option.
just switched from another brand to the Wave Sayonara 2 due to the change in my feet. my arches are not as high as they once were....or i'm just noticing the difference! either way....how many miles can I expect? (avg that is)
pdancz on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sayonara 3 is a light weight performance shoe that is designed to combine speed and durability. While it won't get as many miles as our more cushioned models, you should be able to get between 200 and 300 miles out of it. Depending on your specific biomechanics and running routine, you may get more or less.
Looking on the Mizuno Europe website the Wave Sayonara 3 is available but only in 2 colors for women. Are they the only colors available?
JEll on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, those are the only colors that we currently are offering at this time.
Will the Sayonara 2 work well on me If I have a mid to forefoot strike? Last year I made the transition to midfront foot strike with Evo Cursoris and I felt great.
Malli on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This shoe is suitable for mid/forefoot strikers, but it does have a 10mm drop which will provide a different feel from the Evo Cursoris. We recommend visiting a specialty store for a fitting in the Sayonara to ensure it will be the best fit for your foot type.
When in June will the Sayonara 3's be released?
jpe4 on Jun 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sayonara 3's are scheduled to be released on July 5th, 2015.
Why do all the color choices have PINK on them? There are many, many women out here (me among them) who wish to wear something BESIDES pink! Love the shoe, hate the colors!!!
MaggieM on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your feedback regarding the design of our Sayonara 2's. Your comments have been forwarded to our design team for consideration for future designs.
What are the specifications of this show? Forefoot? Heel drop? Heel stack?
CondyLuWho on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Sayonara 2 has a 10 mm drop, with a forefoot height of 10mm and a heel height of 20mm.
I'm looking for a new shoe to do half marathons in. I've always loved Mizuno Wave Runners. Would these be good for long distance?
Hecky on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sayonara 2 is a performance neutral shoe that is suitable for half-marathons if you are looking for a more light-weight shoe. We recommend a fitting in this shoe to ensure it provides the desired fit you are looking for.
Hi. I trend to have a mild overpronation when I run, along with finicky IT bands. I have been diagnosed worth ITBS, and I was able to find running relief with the Brooks Pure Cadence a few year ago. How do these compare to the Pure Cadence?
micasr04 on Feb 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Sayonara 2 is a comparable model to the Pure Cadence. They are a performance neutral shoe that provide good support through the upper. We recommend visiting a specialty running store for a fitting in this shoe to see if it provides the desired fit you are looking for.
I recently left a review about the Sayonara 2 and my issue with the short tongue. Any feedback about the S3 and whether the tongue construction will be any different? I Love everything else about this shoe and hope to continue running in it!
emyhart on Jan 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Adjustments to the tongue area have been made in the Sayonara 3. Please contact our Running Consumer Support Team directly at 1-800-966-1211 closer to the release date for more specific information regarding these changes.
I love the Sayonara 2, what kind of changes are you looking at for the 3? I hope not much
Blueskyez on Jan 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Sayonara 3 will use a newly constructed, highly breathable mesh upper and sock liner that fits very securely while still allowing the foot to breathe. It will also use traditional synthetic overlays and stitching instead of the hotmelts used in the Sayonara 1 and 2. We recommend visiting a local specialty store for a fitting in the Sayonara 3 upon release to ensure that the changes are still the best fit for your foot type.
hi, i love the wave Sayonara and want to order another pair. I know i shouldn't care about color but will you be making them in any different colors soon? Women are really over the whole pink and purple thing since we passed 10. come on Mizuno!
MoRC on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your feedback on the Wave Sayonara. The Sayonara 3 will be releasing in June 2015 and 3 new colors will be available.
I love the Wave Paradox! I found a good price on the Wave Sayonara and thought I would try them. I am an over pronator and run about 20 miles a week. Will the Wave Sayonara be supportive enough or should I return them and buy the Wave Paradox?
Annie254 on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Sayonara is a performance neutral shoe. It will not provide any extra medial post support to correct pronation issues like the Paradox does.
I am a competitive runner and wore the Wave Riders for years, then switched to the Wave Precision and was very happy...now that the Precision is discontinued, what shoe are you recommending as a "replacement" (if any)?
Mary5252 on Nov 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Sayonara 2 is our current model that we recommend as a replacement shoe for the Wave Precision. We recommend visiting a local specialty retailer for a fitting to see if the Sayonara 2 is the desired fit and feel you are looking for in a running shoe.
I loved the Elixirs and Precisions; this Sayonara is a poor replacement. It just doesn't cut it for me. I have worm Mizunos for more than a decade and would like to know when you'll come out with a new version of anything that can compare to the Elixirs?
J352 on Oct 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Inspire is Mizuno's next closest model to the Wave Elixir. The Inspire 11's will be releasing on 11/5/14. We recommend visiting a local specialty retailer for a fitting to ensure this is the right shoe for your foot type. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the consumer support team directly at 1-800-966-1211.
I've been running in asics for the past year and have been getting extremely bad shin splints. Do you have any recommendations on a type of Mizunos that could help my shin splint problem?
Tori0817 on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We do not recommend a certain shoe for shin splints, we can however help you find the right shoe for your foot type. Proper shoe selection will help you perform at your best. To find the proper Mizuno shoe for your foot type please visit the link below or call us at 1-800-966-1211.http://www.mizunousa.com/running/find-your-perfect-shoe#shoe-start
I have been wearing Mizuno Elixers- for years when running in college.. Now I have a marathon coming up in December (I have been using Nike Free also a few days a week and for long run) What would be the best Mizuno to go to for this?
nicoleg on Oct 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The replacement for the Wave Elixir is the Wave Sayonora. Mizuno shoe techs and designers have been working on the Sayonara for more than two years. The Wave Sayonara is more than an ounce lighter than the Wave Elixir and has a smoother ride. The Sayonara's upper is more comfortable with a snugger fit through the heel and midfoot. In addition, the outsole offers better traction and durability. The Sayonara is a terrific go-fast shoe for training or racing.
I've been running in the Musha 5 shoes. What is the most comparable shoe available now?
Kimberly12 on Sep 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend the Wave Hitogami as a replacement for the Wave Musha.
I was so excited about the sayonara 2 until I saw it didn't come on a women's size 12:( Why is it not offered in a size 12?
CRX87 on Aug 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We currently only offer the Wave Rider, Wave Inspire, and Wave Paradox in size 12.
How does toe box compare to sayonara 1? To me they feel more narrow! Is it just in my head?
Skyler on Jul 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The toe box will be similar on the Wave Sayonara 2.
Hi i am looking at the Sayonara 2 in my local store but would like to know what you suggest out of your range for a slight supination?
rell on Jul 20, 2015
I overpronate and I need room in the toe box. My toes cramp if the shoe is too small. Will this shoes compare to the WR 13? I still have a pair but they are 1/2 size too small. Reason why I need a new pair or running shoes for my upcoming marathon events.
Patty941 on Oct 21, 2014
Why do these have to be so ugly? Now I have to switch to a different shoe even though these are the most comfortable.
natalya on Oct 2, 2014
I have been miserable in the WVe Rider 17, having been a devout WR wearer since WR 13. I have got to change - the shoes are killing me! How does the Sayonara2 compare? I loveMizuno and I want to stay light. Does this seem like a good alternate?
Ramona on Sep 4, 2014
I've been wearing wave elixir 8's and love them...however, they are now extinct, what is their replacement?
Teri01 on Aug 23, 2014
I am looking for a new pair of shoes first because I am due for ones, and second because I've been experiencing shin splints. I think I can consider myself a heel striker. Which would be the best shoe for this type of problem? Shin Splints, heel striker?
Nely on Jul 28, 2014