The Mizuno Wave Hitogami is the result of merging the Wave Ronin and Wave Musha racing shoes into one so the japanese brand no longer offers an specific model for those looking for correction support within its racing shoes. It is also well known for being used by spanish triathlete champion Javier Gómez Noya.
This new model features latest materials developed by Mizuno like U4ic in the midsole which performs basically the same as old AP+ but it is 30% lighter. It also includes popular Wave® technology in the heel to dissipate impact forces away when landing, offering a more reactive response and smoother transition. The durable X-10 carbon rubber is used in outsole's high impact areas for longer durability and improved traction.
The agressive design along the upper is inspired in japanese traditional theater (Kabuki) so as well as makeup transforms actors on stage, the Hitogami turns average runners wearing it into great racers. It uses a seamless lightweight mesh (AIRmesh) with great breathability and thermosealed elements to reduce overlays following minimalist trend. Internal fastening strips (Dynamotion Fit) help guiding foot and improve fit.