A neutral show with a luxurious, cushioned ride, the Wave Enigma 5 is perfect for the runner seeking maximum shock attenuation and the plush, floating feel of "disappearing comfort." Soft and flexible upper materials are constructed in a comfortable, sock-like fit. U4ic midsole cushioning and a premium sock liner provide a floating, cloud-like underfoot feel. A full-length wave offers maximum shock attenuation, so that each stride is unobstructed, harmonious, and efficient.
Mizuno Wave Technology
Mizuno's flagship technology was inspired by the waveform found all throughout nature—from sound waves to tidal waves. Wave’s unique shape dissipates impact forces away from the foot for a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step. With its progressive, tunable support, it pushes your foot throughout the entire stride. It's also lightweight, compact and responsive.
SmoothRide begins working the moment your foot touches the ground. Flex Grooves in the heel promote natural movement from the back of your foot to the front, initiating that rocking-chair motion. Mizuno's AP+ Midsole gives the shoe a bouncier feel. And Flex Grooves and Flex Controllers in the forefoot work together to smoothly continue the roll forward to give your foot a more solid platform at toe-off. It all adds up to a more fluid, enjoyable run, every time you head out.
From heel-strike to mid-stride to toe-off, Dynamotion Fit is all about creating a shoe that works with your foot through the design and materials. As your foot twists, bends and stretches in each step, the shoe upper moves with you. Flex Eyelets help keep your heel secure throughout your stride by allowing the upper to stretch and contract as needed. And Stretch Mesh eliminates bunching and pulling that can create discomfort and even blisters—especially at toe-off.
AP+ improves the quality of the running experience by offering increased rebound and a bouncier feeling run while maintaining the lightweight performance you've come to expect from Mizuno.
The most durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike.