Featuring heel-to-midfoot Infinity Wave technology, the Wave creation delivers maximum protection through every step and dynamic feeling underfoot. Built with a critical eye toward including “just enough,” the 14th is the lightest Wave Creation yet.
- Drop: 12 mm
- Anatomical eyebrow follows the natural form of your foot to create harmony with every stride.
- Infinity Wave provides heel-to-toe cushion and drive, for those driven to a brilliant run.
- Updated heel counter provides a natural fit and embrace at a reduced weight.
- Dynamotion Fit reduces lateral stress for optimal fit.
- SmoothRide Engineering optimizes forefoot flex.
Mizuno Wave Technology
Mizuno's flagship technology was inspired by the waveform found all throughout nature—from sound waves to tidal waves. Wave’s unique shape dissipates impact forces away from the foot for a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step. With its progressive, tunable support, it pushes your foot throughout the entire stride. It's also lightweight, compact and responsive.
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. Mizuno's 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.
From heel-strike to mid-stride to toe-off, Dynamotion Fit is all about creating a shoe that works with your foot through the design and materials. As your foot twists, bends and stretches in each step, the shoe upper moves with you. Flex Eyelets help keep your heel secure throughout your stride by allowing the upper to stretch and contract as needed. And Stretch Mesh eliminates bunching and pulling that can create discomfort and even blisters—especially at toe-off.
AP+ improves the quality of the running experience by offering increased rebound and a bouncier feeling run while maintaining the lightweight performance you've come to expect from Mizuno.
The most durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike.