Mizuno Wave Sayonara Sneak Peek

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara Men's Running Shoe

Attention Wave Precision fans: we have good news and we have bad news:

The Bad: There’s no Wave Precision 14 – your favorite shoe is being discontinued this summer.
The Good: It’s being replaced by a brand new design that’s totally awesome.

The Wave Sayonara is undoubtedly among our most anticipated shoes set to arrive for the Fall ’13 season. Its name is a nod to the Wave Goodbye of the early 2000’s, a performance shoe that was built on a track spike last for a performance fit. The Sayonara is a lightweight performance trainer that frankly should have speedier runners frothing at the mouth a bit. In case you’re wondering (and we know you are), Mizuno has listed weights for the Sayonara at just 8.1 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.1 oz in a Women’s 8, which would make it one of the lightest trainers on the market.

What to Watch For

  • New Midsole Tech: Mizuno’s new midsole compound, U4ic (pronounced “euphoric”) is 30% lighter than their AP+ compound, while offering a smooth ride and, according to Mizuno, delivers just as much impact protection.
  • Wave Cushioning: The Sayonara features Mizuno’s Wave plate in the heel for impact protection and a smooth ride.
  • Seamless Bliss: The Sayonara uses a no-sew upper design with printed overlays for a great interior feel and a secure fit.
  • Lower Drop: Mizuno’s trainers have generally all been in the 12mm+ offset category, so even the slight reduction to 10mm in the Sayonara is a big deal.


Launch Date
July 2013

Men’s Colors
Dude Blue/Anthracite/Bolt Mizuno Wave Sayonara
White/Anthracite/Lime Punch Mizuno Wave Sayonara

Women’s Colors
Electric/Silver/Purple Magic Mizuno Wave Sayonara
White/Lime Punch/Blue Atoll Mizuno Wave Sayonara

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Women's Running Shoe

UPDATE: View the following video for more information and a better look at the Wave Sayonara:

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