Women's Wave Universe 5

Mizuno Running Women Road-Trail Neutral Performance

USD$ 150.00

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I really love this shoe. It's stylish and light. At least twice a week, I receive a compliment. The only thing I wonder about is the support when I'm running. While I've not experienced any problems, the lightness of the shoe gives me caution.

Wave Universe 5: Welcome to fast.

For runners looking to shatter PRs and go fast on race day, the Wave Universe 5 is the obvious choice. At 2.2 oz, the Wave Universe 5 is airy light on the foot yet still provides a brilliant running experience.

Key Features

  • The lightest shoe in the universe removes the barriers between you and a brilliant performance.
  • U4ic midsole provides resiliency and a smooth ride at a fraction of the weight of traditional midsoles. 
  • G3 SOLE has lightweight, superior traction, creating a pure connection to the ground.

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I LOVE this shoe
I was very surprised to find that this shoe received only a 4/5! I bought a pair as soon as they hit the market, and I am truly addicted. My husband laughs that I say it is like running in my bedroom slippers - but they are that comfortable. This shoe has helped me to overcome some bad running habits - and at 54 I am running better than ever, injury free.
January 2, 2015
Would you recommend to a friend?
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I love this shoe and get plenty of compliments
I really love this shoe. It's stylish and light. At least twice a week, I receive a compliment. The only thing I wonder about is the support when I'm running. While I've not experienced any problems, the lightness of the shoe gives me caution.
February 24, 2014
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Hi, I like to Zumba and a few other dance fitness class.... Could you please recommend a shoe that would work for these classes. Would the wave rider 18 work? P.s I wear custom orthodics!!
Ap007 on Dec 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've been wearing Nike Frees for years since I'm a minimalist runner. I've always used my older shoes for the gym, tai chi, body pump, zumba. My husband does triathlons and he has a pair of these. I got a pair myself and I like them so much I have to force myself not to wear them all the time. I'd love another pair but I already have the green and there aren't others in my size, 9. They are super for zumba where being nimble counts and give good contact with earth for tai chi. The nearly barefoot feel is great. My feet are strong and I don't like support.
Can you compare the Universe to your Sayonara?
Catrunner on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Universe is a minimalist, sock-like racing flat with almost no cushion or support in the upper. The Sayonara is a performance neutral shoe with decent cushioning and a more supportive upper. We recommend a fitting in our performance shoes to see which one provides the fit and support you are looking for.
How does the performance of this shoe compare to a spiked track shoe for distance races? Traction?
Jillybean on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Universe 5 is a minimalist racing flat. This shoe will not provide a lot of cushioning for long distances, but it does use the G3 outsole to provide some extra traction.
What is the drop on the shoe.
kicking wolf on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe has a 3mm drop.
Do you have a release date for the wave universe 6 or additional color options on the 5?
barbie on Sep 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe 5 will have a new color that will be released on Januray 5, 2015. Mizuno does not have plans to update this shoe to a Universe 6 model.
I prefer the New Balance out of all my other shoes because of their super flexibility, ample toe box, lightweight, breathable, and fit like a glove. Which running shoe does Mizuno offer with those qualities?
Stace on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Please visit the link below to find your perfect fit in Mizuno running shoes.http://www.mizunousa.com/running/find-your-perfect-shoe#shoe-switch
I am looking at these for my daughter to race walk 3 max 5km , are these the best for this , she is quite light . what size ? she has a pair of wave rider 17 in a US size10 2A and these are a fraction big as her feet are still growing.
jimbob on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe is an excellent racing shoe. To keep the weight as light as possible, they won't have as much cushion as the Wave Rider.
I have osteoarthritis in both knees, stability shoes cause pain when walking & doing my zumba classes. Would the wave universe be a good shoe for this type of fitness (cushion yet allowing pivots etc)? Also, wave prophecy 2, good choice for my first 5K?
indianchic73 on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe is not recommended for anything outside of running. These will be a lightweight racing shoe, designed for road racing only. The Wave Prophecy is an excellent shoe for your first 5K.
I recently began training for a half marathon and am in need of some new shoes (old WaveRiders are very dated). I love the look of the WaveUniverse5. However, I am concerned that it's main purpose seems to be for sprinting and not distance. Is this true?
Caroline on May 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe is an excellent shoe for distances up to 5K's.
for race walking? thx your reponse
retailprojekt on Apr 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Universe 5 is an excellent shoe for racing. They will work for race walking. In order to get the lightest weight possible, the Wave Universe will only last a fraction of our other shoes.
I am a 5k/10k runner looking for new racing flats. I've had problems with calves tightness so want to make sure I pick flats that won't trigger too much calve pain. I run daily in Mizuno Inspire training shoes. Would the Wave Universe be a good choice?
cofra on Apr 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wave Hitogami is an excellent racing shoe that will provide some support.
Is this shoe recmmended for gym training as well? Weights, aquats, jumps, etc...
Sabrina on Apr 6, 2015
I am looking for a shoe that will support my feet for 2 to 3 miles a day for 30 days. I love the Wave Universe 5 AND it is available in a size 12. Would it be too thin for my purpose, and, if so, what would you recommend?
angelica k on Apr 9, 2014