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These are great shoes. I've ran with Mizuno for years. These shoes weigh as if they aren't even there. I met someone who has ran entire marathons in these multiple times and they held up fine. I will only be using them for sprint training. They have a really nice race look to them. I've read some comments on here with a few people complaining about the way they look but those people probably want some old boring air jordan look or something... Keep up the Great work Mizuno. And Thank you for being so informative with the pronation and weights in the description unlike other shoe companies who just have pictures...
For runners looking to shatter PRs and go fast on race day, the Wave Universe 5 is the obvious choice. At 2.8 oz, the Wave Universe 5 is airy light on the foot yet still provides a brilliant running experience.
The genesis for Wave came as our engineers studied the way nature deals with impact forces. From sound waves to tidal waves, waveforms spread and dissipate energy incredibly quickly. Inspired by nature’s simple efficiency, we created the world’s first and most effective mechanical midsole--the Mizuno Wave.
Unlike other shoe technologies, as your foot touches the ground, Wave actually reduces and redirects impact forces away from your foot. Wave acts much like your car’s suspension—offering cushioning and keeping your foot centered in your shoe throughout your stride. Our engineers have developed multiple Wave shapes, so we can gear different shoes to fit the unique strides of different runners. And Wave’s compact form keeps the shoe sleeker and lighter than competitive systems. So whether you’re jogging around the neighborhood or blasting past the 20-mile marker, Wave always feels amazing underfoot.
New for 2013, U4ic midsole delivers optimal shock attenuation, durability and a superior ride that's 30% lighter than AP+. Innovatively light and well cushioned, discover your next brilliant run with U4ic.
Outsole provides superior grip with less weight. G3-DR provides added durability in key contact points.
Fluid motion at every step of your run.
SmoothRide is the result of years of development designed to the most fluid, smooth, rocking-chair-like motion in every step.
Smoothride begins working the moment your foot touches the ground. Flex Grooves in the heel promote natural movement from the back of your foot to the front, initiating that rocking-chair motion. Our AP+ Midsole gives the shoe a bouncier feel. And Flex Grooves and Flex Controllers in the forefoot work together to smoothly continue the roll forward to give your foot a more solid platform at toe-off. It all adds up to a more fluid, enjoyable run, every time you head out.