Wave Ekiden User Review: Christo
This has all the things I'm looking for in a racing flat, very light weight, enough cushioning to make in through a half marathon, and a fit that feels like it was molded to my foot. Couldn't ask for anything else! ...
Every fraction of an ounce and tenth of a second are critical to elite road racers. With that in mind, we've designed the Wave Ekiden with a race day fit and maximum efficiency midsole.
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.
Outsole provides superior grip with less weight. G3-DR provides added durability in key contact points.