Mizuno Wave Shadow 2 | First Look

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Available July 2018 – MSRP $109.95

This July, Mizuno plans to release the second version of the Wave Shadow. The Shadow is the lightweight trainer that replaced the Wave Sayonara back in 2017. Featuring a near identical midsole and outsole as the original, the Wave Shadow 2 aims to please the same runners who enjoyed version one. To attract more runners to the model, Mizuno added a new forefoot mesh and redesigned the overlays.

Midsole

Like many Mizuno models, the Shadow 2 uses U4icX foam in the heel for a softer landing and regular U4ic throughout the rest of the midsole for durable shock absorption. However, when compared to the previous model, the Shadow 2 should provide a slightly softer underfoot feel.

Sandwiched between the two foams and extending from the heel to the midfoot is Mizuno’s tried and true Cloudwave Plate. This plastic wave plate helps to absorb impact while increasing the Shadow’s responsiveness.

Outsole

The Wave Shadow 2 continues to use Mizuno’s durable X10 carbon rubber for the outsole. In the forefoot, the zigzag pattern provides added flexibility for an efficient toe-off.

Mizuno Wave Shadow 2 Men’s Sample (subject to change)

Upper

The main update of the Wave Shadow 2 can be found in the upper. With this new version, you will get an improved forefoot mesh and redesigned overlays to enhance breathability and reduce irritation.

Mizuno Wave Shadow 2 Men’s Sample (subject to change)

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 24mm heel, 16mm forefoot, 8mm heel-toe drop

Weight*: 9.1 oz (men’s size 9), 7.6 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.

Current Model

Shop the: Men’s Mizuno Wave Shadow | Women’s Mizuno Wave Shadow

Shop: Men’s Mizuno Shoes | Women’s Mizuno Shoes

Competing Shoes

Shop the: Men’s New Balance Zante v4 | Women’s New Balance Zante v4

Shop the: Men’s Brooks Pure Flow 7| Women’s Brooks Pure Flow 7

Shop the: Men’s ON Cloudflow| Women’s Men’s ON Cloudflow

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Derek has been running competitively since he was 10 years old. He started with the hardest race in track and field, the 400-meter dash. Now he runs the 800-1500m for the HOKA ONE ONE Aggies Running Club. When he’s not running he enjoys perfecting his culinary skills, cutting up dance floors around the world and watching SpongeBob with his girlfriend.

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