Mizuno has always had a reputation for producing footwear that appeals to competitive runners. Their products have outstanding attention to detail, their materials and construction quality are some of the best in the industry and the fit and feel of the shoes scream “go faster!” For Spring 2011, Mizuno sets its sights on tweaking two of the industry’s best received racing flats, the Mizuno Wave Musha 2 and the Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 with the third generation of each.
The Mizuno Wave Musha 2 has a great following. Lightweight and responsive while delivering a touch of support, this model has proven to be one of the best sellers in the category for us. The shoe has proven so successful that Mizuno has decided to leave it largely untouched. The updated model for Spring ’11 offers the addition of two welded overlays in the forefoot to snug up the fit a bit. The only other change is the new color. The midsole, outsole carry over so the ride and performance remain the same as the current model which is a good thing. Overall, the Wave Musha 3 is a very cool looking update that should definitely perform as well as the current model.