Mizuno Wave Precision 12

The Precision is an icon in Mizuno’s running line so it’s fitting that sublimated graphics on the upper represent Japanese block prints reminiscent of Pagoda architecture on the men’s shoe and the cherry blossoms on the women’s. The upper features a semi-closed engineered mesh with welded logo and support strapping, DynaMotion Fit (hinged first medial eyelet) for secure Performance lacing, and a touch of synthetic leather at heel and toe. The midsole is perhaps Mizuno’s best application of AP+ which, in combination with the Parallel Wave plate, cushions and holds up to both daily training for efficient runners and as a racer or a fast-paced training shoe for others. The outersole, unchanged from version 11, is a combination of X-10 in the heel and blown rubber in the forefoot with a rubbery concentric element under the cuboid bone to improve midfoot comfort.

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Updates the Wave Precision 11

Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

Price: $105

Sizes: men 7–13,14; women 6–11

Weight: men 10.6 oz. (size 11); women 7.8 oz. (size 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted

Geometry: 10mm drop