The Mizuno Wave Hitogami trainers come complete with U4ic midsole, offering amazing cushioning to weight ratio. While the Dynamotion internal supports system guides and holds foot.
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 centred 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 neighbourhood or blasting past the 20-mile marker, Wave always feels amazing underfoot.
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.
A unique midsole compound that rides and cushions like Mizuno’s ap+ midsole, but is approximately 30% lighter without any loss of comfort or performance.
Breathable and Cool. AIRmesh allows each running shoe from Mizuno to maintain a high standard of breathability for the life of the shoe, and allows the foot to stay cool.
Cool and Dry. Mizuno Intercool solves the problem of heat and humidity build-up in a running shoe, by incorporating a full-length ventilation system in the sole of the shoe that removes heat and humidity from the foot through a system of ventilation channels.
Durability and Traction. X-10 provides the most durable carbon rubber from Mizuno that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike.
Anatomic moulded insock for comfort and cushioning.
About the Mizuno brand
Since its founding in 1906, Mizuno have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to take part in the exciting world of sports and in making the entire globe the stage for their activities. Their management philosophy : “To contribute to society through the advancement of sports and quality sporting goods” is clearly reflected in their strong support of numerous worldwide sports events and in our dedication to advancing sports through cutting edge research and technology. Today, the high quality products that only Mizuno produces, are relied upon by athletes throughout the world. They produce superior quality equipment for serious performance, through the artful combination of technology and craftsmanship.