For runners looking for maximum protection without losing all contact with the ground, Mizuno’s Wave Creation is a hard shoe to beat. Entering its 14th version, this update features a new upper that increases flexibility and better conforms to the shape of the foot. We measured weights of 11.9 oz (Men’s size 9) and 9.8 oz (Women’s size 8), each shedding a bit less than half an ounce compared to the Creation 13.
What to Watch For
- New Upper Design: Decreased overlays improve flexibility and reduce hotspots, and an anatomical lacing system provides a fit that better conforms to the shape of your foot.
- Carryover Platform: An Infinity Wave plate from heel to midfoot offers tremendous underfoot protection, and AP+ midsole material in the forefoot provides a responsive toe-off.