The Mizuno Wave Rider 17 is Mizuno's flagship running shoe and it leads a small revolution from japanese brand providing great cushioning with reduced weight besides well known features like stability and response. In summary, a really versatile shoe with premium materials
Mentioned revolution started with the Wave Sayonara is based on the midsole compound U4ic which performs like old AP+ but it is 30% lighter. It features a smooth transition providing correction from heel combining new cushioning material SR Touch with well known Wave® technology in the heel to dissipate impact forces away when landing, offering a more reactive response.
It uses a seamless lightweight mesh (AIRmesh) in the upper with great breathability and thermosealed elements to reduce overlays following minimalist trend. Internal fastening strips (Dynamotion Fit) help guiding foot and improve fit. Outsole has been redesigned from what was present in its predecessor the Wave Rider 16 to provide a softer feel without changing durability thanks to enduring X-10 carbon rubber is used in high impact areas for improved traction.