Mizuno Wave Horizon | First Look

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Available February 2017 – MSRP $160.00

Mizuno looks to challenge the likes of the ASICS Kayano and Saucony Hurricane. The Mizuno Wave Horizon is a brand new shoe for 2017 and pairs a support Wave to reduce overpronation with new underfoot cushioning. It should offer a unique feel within the Mizuno support line. The very supportive Mizuno Wave Paradox 3 will continue to live on, while the Wave Horizon hopes to offer a more luxurious sensation that will reduce overpronation to a degree between the Paradox 3 and Wave Inspire 13.

Mizuno has become known for a more firm underfoot feel. The Horizon hopes to soften up this stereotype. An articulated U4icX heel wedge is paired with a top midsole, that incorporates the new u4ic compound, to soften up the shoe and help increase durability. As a premium support shoe, durability and cushioning will be paramount to its ultimate success.

Good pronation support comes from a new Stability Wave that features a combination of “Soft” geometry and “Fan-Shaped” geometry for a compliant yet structured ride. We expect this design to offer enhanced responsiveness as well as a smooth ride. A Triple Zone Engineered mesh upper will provide good breathability while offering a secure midfoot fit.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 32mm heel, 20mm forefoot, 12mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 11.7 oz (men’s size 9), 9.7 oz (women’s size 8)

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

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Men’s ASICS Gel Kayano 23 | Women’s ASICS Gel Kayano 23  MSRP $160.00

Men’s Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 | Women’s Saucony Hurricane ISO 2  MSRP $160.00

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