Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12 Review

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Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12



  •   July 2012


For a supportive ride that won't weigh you down, the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12 is here for you. A wave plate in the midsole works hard to correct over pronation without being bulky or heavy. The heel-to-toe ride is smooth and seamless, and the midsole gives a close feel for the ground, to keep you connected to the roads you love.

The Alchemy 12 is a moderate feature, maximum support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

How can a shoe be so supportive, yet incredibly lightweight? With a flat mid-sole and a wider base, the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12 running shoe delivers a smooth run without compromising support. AIR Mesh™ upper with Dynamotion Fit™ provides the utmost in breathability and comfort.

AP midsole adds lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning. SmoothRide™ engineered, Composite Double-Fan Wave™ provides the perfect blend of control and cushioning while offering an unsurpassed ride. VS-T™ shock absorbing cushioning compound in the heel.

Mizuno Intercool™ full-length midsole ventilation system reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the shoe. X10™ carbon rubber in the heel allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike. SmoothRide™ engineered combination solid rubber/blown rubber forefoot outsole design for cushioning, flexibility and durability.

These shoes felt good for mid to long range training runs.  I used them for long runs which the shoe felt solid,  sturdy and my feet felt cushioned.



  • Weight: 11.4 oz (size 9)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 13 mm
  • Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide
  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Colors : Yellow-Grey-White-Black/Pink-Grey-White-Black/Green-Grey-White-Black




  • AIRmesh full breathable mesh upper provides open air wicking properties
  • Mizuno logo located at the medial and lateral sides and helps hold the feet in place
  • OrthoLite Sockliner a soft cushioned anti-microbial and moisture wicking insole
  • Dynamotion Fit provides optimally cushioned fit with stretch material in the forefoot


  • AP full length midsole copolymer that provides lightweight, responsive, durable cushioning
  • Smooth Ride covers the entire forefoot and minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the feet during foot-to-toe transition
  • Extended Wave Plate helps the torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot
  • Intercool full length ventilation system that helps remove heat via the shoe exit via ports located in the midsole of the heel


  • X10  durable carbon rubber for enhanced grip traction
  • Sensor Point a lugged traction system that connects the Wave plate to the ground to increase stability and traction




  • Breathable: AIRMesh provides great open-air upper mesh design
  • Very Cushioned: Dynamotion Fit midsole provides optimally cushioned fit and durability
  • Excellent Protection: Extended Wave Plate,  a high energy impact absorption and ground debris protection plate system
  • Stability: X10 a flexible rubber in the forefoot and provides flexibility and durability



  • Road Running, Trail Running, Daily Training



  • A neutral, responsive, cushioned road and/or trail running shoe





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