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Advice for Road Runners: The Mizuno Men's Wave Equate 8 Running Shoes provide added stability and cushioning. If you ran in the Wave Equate 7, hopefully you will be pleased to know that the only update to the Wave Equate 8 is the new upper.Read full description
Advice for Road Runners: The Mizuno Men's Wave Equate 8 Running Shoes provide added stability and cushioning. If you ran in the Wave Equate 7, hopefully you will be pleased to know that the only update to the Wave Equate 8 is the new upper.
The majority of the midsole is made of Mizuno's U4ic foam, which absorbs shock. However, there is also a heel wedge of Mizuno Enerzy foam. Mizuno Enerzy provides great cushioning and energy return.
You should expect the Wave Equate 8 to feel cushioned and protective underfoot, but not overly soft. If you like responsive or firmer cushioning then the Wave Equate 8 should provide this.
The Mizuno Wave Plate provides added support at the medial side of these stability running shoes. If your feet are prone to rolling inwards, you should feel supported by the Wave Plate.
The upper has overlays at the back and middle part of the foot. This provides stability where it is needed, but allows there to be lots of breathable and flexible mesh at the forefoot.
The Mizuno Men's Wave Equate 8 Running Shoes are best for slow to steady paced runs. They are stability running shoes. Therefore, they are designed to be used by runners who pronate to an excessive extent.
Shoe size is a personal preference and everyone's feet are different, but we want to ensure you avoid any pain or discomfort from bruised toenails, rubbing, blistering or pins and needles.
Your running shoes should have enough width to allow you to spread your toes and should have some space at the front (we recommend having a half to one thumb's width of space from the end of your longest toe to the front of your running shoes).
This usually means that your running shoe will be at least a half size bigger than your regular shoe size though this can vary from brand to brand.