Mizuno’s supportive performance offering is back in its 5th iteration. Fans of the previous version of the Musha will still have plenty to like in the Musha 5. The midsole of the Musha 4 is retained, so expect the same responsive and bouncy ride to be offered in this update. The upper gets a few notable changes, including a decrease in the number of overlays and a change in the overlay material. These updates are set to reduce the shoe’s weight to 7.4 oz in a Men’s size 9 and 6.2 oz in a Women’s size 8 (as measured by Running Warehouse).
What to Watch For
- New Overlay Material: Gone are the shimmering overlays, replaced with a soft suede-like material fabricated from recycled plastic bottles.
- Weight Decrease: We weighed the Men’s Musha 2 and 3 at 7.8 oz. The latest Musha came in for us at 8.5 oz, so the expected drop to 7.4 oz while still using the same platform is a pretty big deal.
- Carryover Platform: The well-received mid/outsole combination of the Musha 4 returns unchanged in this update.
Green/Anthracite/Lime Wave Musha 5
Blue/Electric/Zinnia Wave Musha 5