Mizuno Wave Sayonara Review

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara Running Shoe

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara



 Rated 4.1/5



  • July 2013


On July 5th, 2013 Mizuno will be releasing the much-anticipated Wave Sayonara running shoe.  These shoes will replace both the Mizuno Wave Precision and Wave Elixir running shoes.   These Mizuno brand new shoes are going to shake up the running world by creating its own category as a neutral runner shoe that also provides exceptional support.   The Mizuno Sayonara shoes come in a variety of engaging colors and has a neat design pattern across the toe area and the sides.

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara brings you a high performance, lightweight and high mileage cushioning road running shoe.   These neutral running shoes features an innovative U4ic midsole for lightweight protection, while a breathable upper provides long lasting comfort.

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara shoes are a light-weight trainer coming in at around 7.9 oz for the men and 7.1 for the women.  Runners will be able to get use out of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara as a track, road, racing flat or everyday trainer.  It was very exciting for me that the Mizuno Wave Sayonara has a wider toe box than my last pair of Mizuno running shoes, I felt comfortable when I put them on.  The seamless upper is incredible, the cushioning is fantastic for such a lightweight shoe.

Featuring a brand new midsole material by the name of U4ic (pronounced euphoric) which is 30% lighter than Mizuno’ traditional AP+ midsole but still offers plenty of cushioning and a smooth transition.

These Mizuno Wave Sayonara shoes felt good for short speed training runs.  Also, I used them for runs up to 8 miles which the shoe felt sturdy and my feet felt  quick and light.



  • Weight: 7.9 oz (size 9)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 9 mm (Zero Drop)
  • Available Widths: D=Medium
  • Sizing: Standard running shoes length
  • Colors : Turquoise-White-Black-Grey/Pink-White-Black





  • AIRmesh provides breathability to keep the foot cool
  • Printed Overlays located on the medial and lateral sides to help hold the foot in place
  • OrthoLite Sockliner anti-microbial and moisture wicking material properties
  • Dynamotion Fit creates performance fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar that prevents the heel from buckling


  • U4ic lightweight midsole that provides optimal shock absorption and durability
  • Smooth Ride a gender specific network of grooves that creates a smooth run


  • G3 Sole a lightweight rubber dot pattern in the forefoot for increased grip, flexibility



  • Lighweight Race Shoe: Super Lightweight running shoes
  • Breathable: Mizuno MotionMesh provides great open-air upper mesh design
  • Very Cushioned: U4ic midsole- super lightweight and shock absorbing
  • Excellent Protection: G3 Sole, a  high energy impact absorption and rock debris protection
  • Stability: Mizuno Wave Technology provides the perfect balance of lightweight cushioning and stability



  • Road Running Shoes, Road Races, Daily Training



  •   A fast, neutral, responsive, lightweight racing shoe




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