Mizuno Wave Sky – Running Shoe Review

Mizuno Wave Sky Running Shoe Review


This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own.

Buying new shoes won’t make you a better runner, but running in them will.

I don’t know about you, but as a runner, not much gets me more excited than a brand new pair of running shoes.  So, given the opportunity to try and review the brand new Mizuno Wave Sky running shoe, of course I jumped at it.  I was especially excited to try these shoes out, because I had never ran in any Mizuno shoes before.  In fact when I started running, about 4 years ago, I was fitted for shoes at my local running store.  In the four years since, I have not ran in any other shoe. (I’ve also never been sidelined with an injury, so I assume they knew what they were talking about).

The Mizuno Wave Sky is a maximum cushioned, neutral running shoe, which is similar to the shoes I have been wearing.  That makes them the ideal running shoe for me to test out.

Here are some details about the Wave Sky from Mizuno:


  • All new Mizuno SmoothRide: New maximum cloudwave technology coupled with full length, articulated U4icX midsole delivers a plush, flexible ride.
  • New thicker and premium anatomical sockliner for improved fit and comfort.
  • U4icX strobel lining for added comfort.
  • Mizuno DynamotionFit: 3 panel upper construction with skin-like seamless midfoot and minimal forefoot for a disappearing fit.
  • Featuring a 10mm drop, and weighing 9.3oz, the Wave Sky will be the maximum cushioned neutral shoe Mizuno offers.

So, what do I think?

The short answer: I love them.

The Wave Sky are described as plush and comfortable, and they are!  These shoes felt just as plush and cushioned as I had hoped they would be.  However, they don’t feel as heavy as I would expect of a premium cushioned shoe.  They felt light and responsive.

Lastly, I really love the looks of these running shoes.  I think the turquoise/aqua color is awesome.  There are other styles available that look nice too, but I am really digging these colors.  And I believe they look less “bulky” than the shoes I have been wearing.  (My feet are big enough already, I don’t need shoes to make them look bigger). 😉

All in all, I was pretty skeptical about trying a new shoe… Actually, REALLY skeptical.  You know, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  But I am so glad I did.  I have been very brand loyal, but I think I may have found my new favorite shoe.  The true test, however, will come in the next few weeks when I jump back into marathon training.  I am excited to put long runs on these shoes and see if they still feel just as great as they have up until now.

Do you like to try a lot of different running shoes, or do you stick to what you know works?  Have you ever tried Mizuno shoes?


  1. Thanks for the awesome review! Buying running shoes can be super overwhelming at the start, so this was a nice breakdown 🙂

  2. Everyone seems to be loving these lately! I do love Mizuno shoes and I will definitely check them out

  3. Mizuno shoes were my favorite running shoes when I used to fun! They were always great.

  4. Those shoes sound awesome! I’ve never tried Mizuno but I might need to give them a try!

  5. Having the right shoe is so important. This one looks like a winner!

  6. I’ve been seeing this shoe everywhere and all great reviews. I tend to stick with what I know works.

  7. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I also love mizuno shoes myself, as they are durable and has great cushioning. I tend to stick with what works, once I tried a shoe that was way too narrow (I’ve thought if I gave it time, it would get better) and caused blisters on my feet..

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