In 2016 I got a new pair of Triumphs. They'd re-engineered the running system in the shoe since my previous pair. It was during a run with friends that one of them pointed out the sound my feet were making. Somewhat of an awkward flop, flop, flop sound. I'd noticed it too, but wondered if these were taking a bit more breaking in than my usual. Unfortunately there was something about that pair that just didn't work for me. To be fair, looking back, I could have tested out an alternate pair of Triumphs or new pair of Rides. At the time though, I felt that it must be the new Everun system that was causing my clunky, awkward stride.
I took the chance to try out Mizuno Wave Riders. I was immediately impressed that they felt good, and quite similar to my Sauconys right off the bat. Since then, I've gone on to retire two pairs of Riders, a pair of 19s and a pair of 20s. They have become my high mileage training shoe.
When I was offered a pair of the all-new Wave Sky to try out I was obviously appreciative (anyone who tells you running is free hasn't seen my Visa bill) but also a little nervous since I loved my Wave Riders so much.
Now to let them have some fun!
- Parallel cloudwave provides a smoother ride with more bounce.
- Midsole provides a responsive cushion on top and greater shock absorption and more lively feel on the bottom.
- The grooves on the forefront are segmented and flexible which enhances a smooth transition.
- The collar construction is soft and plush.
- Engineered mesh in midfoot wraps the arch for adaptive and supportive fit.
- Mens: 11.5oz
- Womens: 9.3oz
- Ramp: 10mm
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