Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Sneak Peek

Mizuno Elixir 8 Men's Shoe

Here at the office, we’re big fans of the Mizuno Wave Elixir 7, a shoe featuring an excellent blend of performance, cushioning, and a bit of support for everyday training, high mileage, and fast running – truly an all-purpose everyday trainer. So we were actually pretty excited to see minimal changes in store for the Elixir 8.

A refined upper should make the shoe better fitting for an even wider range of runners, while the unchanged platform will deliver the Elixir 7’s firm and responsive ride with a smooth transition. Expect weights to go unchanged: around 9 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.5 oz in a Women’s size 8.

Design-wise, what do you think? We’re split. A lot of us like the current tiger stripes, but a few big 80’s fans are jumping for joy over the New Wave print.

What to Watch For

  • Fewer Overlays: Mizuno did away with many of the overlays from the Elixir 7, which should result in a more adaptive fit and increased upper flexibility.
  • Carryover Platform: We can expect the same cushioned yet lightweight and responsive ride that Mizuno nailed with the Elixir 7.

Release Date
January 2013


Men’s Color
Orange/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8

Women’s Color
Electric/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8

Mizuno Elixir 8 Women's Shoe

  • http://www.elizabethclor.com Elizabeth

    Can’t wait for this! Love my Elixirs!

  • Steven

    Hmmm, not sure about those checks….

  • Brad

    Sounds like a great shoe, but that checkerboard pattern is HIDEOUS!

  • Frank

    the shoe design is fantastic but the yellow mizuno label kills it

  • Julie

    Best shoes I’ve ever had….ordered a few extra 7s as the 8s are NOT pretty, and pretty counts!

  • Julie

    Ok…the more I look at them, the more the color and design begin to grow on me. Soooo, by January, I might be fine with them.

  • Julie Knauss

    I got a sneak peek at them in person, the checkers look much better in person, quite attractive actually. The fit of them is much cleaner and the arch is slightly more pronounced.

  • http://www.elizabethclor.com Elizabeth

    I kinda think they are tacky. . . but I love the way this shoe feels.