Mizuno Wave Itaden

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Price: $90 • Sizes: Men 5-13 (unisex sizing) • Weight: Men 8.1 oz • Upper: mesh with synthetic overlays, reflective trim • Midsole: molded AP (alpha polymer) • Shank: Mizuno Wave • Outersole: X-10 carbon rubber • Innersole: CM-EVA • Shape: semi-curved • Construction: Strobel slip lasted • Recommended for: competitive runners with a neutral footstrike.

Mizuno has succeeded with their Wave technology in racing shoes back to the Wave Goodbye, more than 5 seasons back. The Idaten is the first to utilize the Alpha Polymer foam, which is very durable and responsive, but firm. The trade-off for bouncy cushioning makes it better suited to the efficient racer looking for a snug fitting durable shoe with a smooth transition.

Effective Range:
Heavy Strikers – up to 12 K or beyond
Efficient Strikers – up to 35 K or beyond