Mizuno Wave Sonic $100

Mizuno Wave Sonic $100

The Sonic is a new racer/trainer, trainer/racer from Mizuno which incorporates some new approaches to the wave technology. The upper is a thin semi-open mesh in the forefoot with closed mesh in the heel.

The medial side is supported by fused overlays, there is a thin, rearfoot counter, and an open forefoot. The midsole is a new approach for the brand with a very small laterally positioned second density, shaped like a wave, which lends an extra layer of cushion under the heel and mid-foot. The remainder of the midsole is a firm but forgiving foam, which flexes well and protects nicely. The outersole is a nearly full length rubber, thin in its structure but offering excellent traction, durability, and good flexibility. The result is a durable racer that can double as a speedwork/tempo shoe without missing a beat.

Testers: “Low profile, with just enough cushion. Like them for long races and tempo runs.”

New Shoe

Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women 5–11
Weight: Men 8.2 oz. (size 11); Women 6.9 oz. (size 8)
Shape: semi-curved
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, perforated EVA Strobel board
Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon or beyond; heavy strikers - between 15K and 30K