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.
Orange/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8
Electric/Lime/Anthracite Wave Elixir 8