Mizuno Wave Inspire 17
The latest update of Mizuno’s everyday stability trainer, the Wave Inspire, delivers excellent, unobtrusive stability for over pronators in a shoe that has gotten slightly softer. Version 17 is the first to utilize Mizuno’s newish foam Enerzy, which is a nice combination of soft and responsive. Other elements of the new Wave Inspire have also gotten softer, including the tongue and heel collar. An internal bootie continues to provide a snug midfoot feel. Mizuno has placed a pad of their U4ic foam under the forefoot to provide a stable, responsive platform. What the new combinations of foam and the reworked wave plate (less rounded, more rectangular) result in is an overall smoother transition. Ultimately, the Wave Inspire remains a very stable shoe that doesn’t feel overly aggressive and is fun to run in. The Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 will be making its appearance at Fleet Feet Albany & Malta in early February.