Mizuno Wave Sayonara Sneak Peek

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:

  • seth

    Precision who???

  • tyler

    I have never seen a shoe that makes me want to go for a run more then this awe-inspiring beauty!

  • ken

    From all the discriptions it sounds like a great replacement shoe for the Precision. But $120.00 is a lot of money. Hope it provide longer durability.

  • Nate

    Hard to tell from one pic, but the toe area looks fairly roomy. The roomier fit is a big reason I love the Precision. The 10 mm drop in a trainer is a good number, IMO. Low enough to not notice the heel but not painful if the form gets sloppy.

  • Timm

    I am looking forward to it, but I do love the wave precision 13’s. If its better than I am all for it, it has a lot to live up to.

  • http://twitter.com/MariusMaximus Marius Maximus

    At 8 ounces, this shoe is only one ounce heavier than the Wave Ronin. Does this mean the Ronin is about to get even lighter, or does it mean the Ronin is at risk of being dropped?

  • Matt

    The Ronin is being dropped. It will be replaced by a new model, the Wave Hitogami, which switches over to the U4ic midsole material of the Sayonara. Mizuno lists the weight of the Men’s Hitogami at 7.4 oz. The Hitogami launches in January.