Mizuno Wave Precision 11 Running Shoe Wins "Best Renovation" Award from the Running Network
by Rod Foley on September 2, 2010
The Running Network has published their 2010 Fall Shoe Review, in which both the Mizuno Wave Precision 11 and Wave Alchemy 10 running shoes are prominently featured. Both of these high performance Mizuno running shoes received excellent reviews from Running Network Shoe Guru, Cregg Weinmann, as well as tremendous wear-tester comments. In fact, the Wave Precision 11 running shoe was so well received, that it was awarded the "Best Renovation" Award from the Running Network.
Here is what the Running Network has to say about the Mizuno Wave Precision 11 running shoe:
"The Precision has had a faithful audience through 10 updates and the Precision 11 may be the best yet. The upper is lightweight and the open mesh breathes well. The newly designed eyestay connects to three separate internal straps to cinch the upper where it needs to conform to the foot. A soft, sueded liner wraps the ankle and instep and an Ortholite innersole adds cushioning and comfort. The midsole is AP+, providing a much-improved ride to the shoe that's further enhanced by an articulated version of the Wave Plate, a re-beveling of the heel, and an additional deflection zone in the midfoot to accommodate a variety of footstrikes and gaits. The outersole has more flex grooves to improve flexibility while maintaining durability in the high-wear areas thanks to the carbon rubber. The performance is perfect for fast running-tempo, speedwork, even some long races-yet durable enough for day-to-day use for the biomechanically efficient, earning it honors as our Best Renovation."
Here are the wear-tester comments on the Wave Precision 11 running shoe:
"They fit snug mid-foot and have ample toe room. They feel comfortable and have good cushioning for their light weight."
Here is what the Running Network has to say about the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 10 running shoe:
"The Alchemy continues to be Mizuno's most consistent motion stabilizing shoe. The midsole now features the AP+ foam formulation, adding noticeable responsiveness. The forefoot area of the midsole unit has been slightly broadened for better stability and the midsole sculpting allows better articulation with both the ground and the Wave plate. The medial forefoot flex grooves in the outersole have been greatly reduced without inhibiting the transition from heel to toe and the outersole has been even more differentiated by gender: The women's lateral forefoot is more flexible, while the men's is a bit stiffer, accommodating average weight differences. New overlays supporting the eyestay wrap the foot better, while the top lateral eyelet is hinged for better customization. The interior sports a new sueded material made even more comfortable by the memory foam ankle collar. The stability, cushioning, and comfort features make the Alchemy 10 Mizuno's motion stabilizing MVP."
Here are the wear-tester comments on the Wave Alchemy 10 running shoe:
"It has a very nice balance of padding and 'feel' of the road. My foot feels well protected. After 100 miles, these shoes look and feel brand new. I am pleased to notice the dark gray collar (lining) around the ankle is a bit more durable than I have seen on most running shoes."
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