Product Review – Mizuno Wave Inspire 9
Wave Inspire 9
More Dynamic and Supportive than ever before.
Dynamic and fast, the latest Wave Inspire 9 offers runners a moderate pronation support shoe with advancements in fit and motion control. As part of Mizuno’s ‘Moments’ campaign, the Wave Inspire 9 is designed to work in harmony with the wearer to reinforce the truly memorable experiences of running.
Everything the Wave Inspire stands for is represented in this latest edition, whilst subtle technological advances make the Wave Inspire 9 feel even more dynamic and controlled than before. Such technical advances include the exciting evolution of Mizuno’s unique Dynamotion Fit technology.
Dynamotion Fit is effectively a series of strategically placed panels throughout the shoe that are positioned to enhance a snug-fit feel. In the Wave Inspire 9, the lateral eye has been moved backwards increasing the support where its needed most (at the landing phase), reducing excess volume and ensuring the shoe moves more in unison with the wearer.
Providing a silky smooth, transitional ride from the heel impact to the toe off, the Wave Inspire 9 also features new innovations in the SmoothRide concept, through technological advancements in the SR Touch technology. As a shock-absorbing cushioning compound found in the midsole’s rearfoot, the new SmoothRide Foam is even lighter and more responsive than the VS-1 used in its predecessor.
Whilst providing ample cushioning and stability, the Wave Inspire 9 weighs in at just 295g compared to the Wave Inspire 8’s 315g. New advancements in upper construction with bonded and lighter material selections to support straps and mesh constructions help improve the overall lightweight feel.
Staying true to the natural DNA of the Wave Inspire series, the unique Double Fan Shaped Wave technology and wider gauge on the front area of the forefoot provides extreme stability for runners that over pronate.
Wave Inspire 9 RRP – £100
Male/Female Weight – 295g/240g
Cushioning – Soft shoe, feels soft and cushioned on heel when walking/running. Score 4/5
Comfort – Very good comfort, could wear for long period when exercising and still feel comfortable. Score 4/5
Grip/Responsiveness – Very good grip, felt tight on ground. Score 5/5
Suitability – Felt stable around whole foot when moving fast. Score 4/5
Overall – Great bright colours. Light shoe, felt light on foot. Score 4/5
Available from Mizuno