The 5th generation of the Wave Ronin is set to arrive for the Spring ’13 season. No groundbreaking changes in this update of Mizuno’s neutral performance trainer/racing shoe, though expect the new upper design to appeal to a greater number of runners who found the Ronin 4’s upper just a bit tight or constrictive. According to Mizuno’s measurements, expect the weights of this update to stay about the same (6.9 oz Men’s size 9, 5.8 oz Women’s size 8).
What to Watch For
- New Upper Design: A perforated open mesh allows for improved airflow through the shoe.
- Reduced Overlays: The removal of a few overlays on the upper makes for a less constricting fit, allowing for a greater range of foot shapes and sizes, as well as more upper flexibility.
- Carryover Platform: The mid/outsole combination is unchanged from the 4th generation Ronin.
Blue/Yellow/Anthracite Wave Ronin 5
Yellow/Blue/White Wave Ronin 5