Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Sneak Peek

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Mizuno Elixir 8 Men's Shoe

Here at the office, we’re big fans of the Mizuno Wave Elixir 7, a shoe featuring an excellent blend of performance, cushioning, and a bit of support for everyday training, high mileage, and fast running – truly an all-purpose everyday trainer. So we were actually pretty excited to see minimal changes in store for the Elixir 8.

A refined upper should make the shoe better fitting for an even wider range of runners, while the unchanged platform will deliver the Elixir 7’s firm and responsive ride with a smooth transition. Expect weights to go unchanged: around 9 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.5 oz in a Women’s size 8.

Design-wise, what do you think? We’re split. A lot of us like the current tiger stripes, but a few big 80’s fans are jumping for joy over the New Wave print.

What to Watch For

  • Fewer Overlays: Mizuno did away with many of the overlays from the Elixir 7, which should result in a more adaptive fit and increased upper flexibility.
  • Carryover Platform: We can expect the same cushioned yet lightweight and responsive ride that Mizuno nailed with the Elixir 7.

Release Date
January 2013


Men’s Color
Orange/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8

Women’s Color
Electric/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8

Mizuno Elixir 8 Women's Shoe

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