Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2 | First Look

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Available January 2017 – MSRP $110.00

The Wave Catalyst made its debut in 2016 as Mizuno’s first performance support shoe since the Elixir. While the Catalyst proved to be quite different from the Elixir, it’s mixture of lightweight support, firm cushioning, and a fantastic fit made it a great lightweight training option for the mild overpronator. Now with version 2 on it’s way, runners can look forward to only small changes in cushioning and fit.

The original Catalyst provided a fairly firm ride and while we don’t expect this to change dramatically, the use of a new U4ic X strobel lasting board should offer a slightly softer step in feel. The addition of a top midsole with the new u4ic compound is used to provide increased responsiveness and durability and the continued use of a Fan wave design should provide the same level of structural guidance.

To further improve comfort, the Wave Catalyst 2 utilizes a tweaked DynamotionFit for a more secure and flexible fit. Paired with a new a forefoot mesh, this shoe will offer slightly more depth in the toe box with even better breathability.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 26mm heel, 16mm forefoot, 10mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 10.1 oz (men’s size 9), 8.2 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from what is listed here.

Competing Shoes

Men’s Brooks PureCadence 5 | Women’s Brooks PureCadence 5  MSRP $120.00

Men’s New Balance Vazee Prism | Women’s New Balance Vazee Prism  MSRP $100.00

Men’s ASICS Gel DS Trainer 21 | Women’s ASICS Gel DS Trainer 21  MSRP $120.00


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