Mizuno Wave Ascend 8 Sneak Peek

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Mizuno Wave Ascend 8 Men's Running Shoe

Though many trail runners have shifted focus away from “traditional” trail models in favor of lighter, more flexible options, there remains a place for more rugged trail shoes with plenty of cushioning. Mizuno’s Wave Ascend is one such shoe. With few changes coming to its 8th version, the Wave Ascend remains a solid option for trail runners wanting a beefier and more protective shoe.

What to Watch For

  • New Upper Design: Mizuno expands the Active-X traction theme of the outsole to the upper, with X shaped overlays to provide lateral control and support.
  • Improved Fit: An asymmetrical lacing design better contours the shape of the foot for increased comfort.
  • Carryover Sole Unit: The AP+ midsole from the Mizuno Wave Ascend 7 offers a responsive and resilient ride, while X shaped outsole lugs are suitable on the road and a variety of trail types.


Launch Date
July 2013

Men’s Color
Anthracite/Bolt/Victory Blue Mizuno Wave Ascend 8

Women’s Color
Diva Blue/Beetroot/Anthracite Mizuno Wave Ascend 8

Mizuno Wave Ascend 8 Women's Running Shoe

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