Since the release of the collection earlier this year, we’ve seen Mizuno’s Evo line gain a fair share of traction among runners who want a low profile, zero drop ride. For Fall 2013, Mizuno will expand their Evo offerings to include the Wave Evo Ferus, an off-road counterpart to their two existing models. The Ferus (Latin for fierce) is derived from the Evo Levitas, so expect an underfoot feel similar to the more minimal Evo shoe.
What to Watch For
- Trail-Ready Outsole: Mizuno’s Active-X outsole features X shaped lugs for multidirectional traction on various terrain (see them in the last picture, below).
- Seamless Upper: Printed overlays minimize stitching while providing lateral support.
- Midfoot Running Traits: The Ferus features all of the characteristics of the Evo line: a zero drop platform with midfoot Wave technology, low toe spring, and a wide forefoot for toe splay.
- Performance Weight: Mizuno lists weights of 8.0 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 6.9 oz in a Women’s size 8.
Shadow/Beetroot/Blue Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus
UPDATE: Check out the following video for a better look and more information on the Wave Evo Ferus: