Mizuno Wave Ascend Review
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The Mizuno Wave Ascend held true to its claim to be built for the mild over-pronator who requires a combination of cushioning and stability. After 5 weeks of 3-4 times a week wear on a variety of terrain, the Mizuno Wave Ascend held up nicely with only slight wear. The AIRmesh uppers only adds to the flexibility, responsiveness and breathability of this shoe. Keeping a low-profile (except for the heel, which is firm and stable, using Mizuno’s wave technology) and moderately cushioned shoe, it felt almost ‘transitionless’ in the heel-to-toe flow. When tested on pavement, a bidirectional rubber outsole broke through any water and mud the testers encountered with an impressive grip. While out on the trails, the weight (9 ounces) of the shoes was favorable when compared to other trail shoes. The Mizuno Wave Ascend is best for lighter trail running and moderately hilly runs, but does feature excellent motion control on any unstable ground.
Mizuno’s Wave technology is a great feature of the Ascend. This technology adds support and cushion while helping to absorb the shock throughout the entire shoe so the heel does not take all the impact. The Double Fan Wave mid sole helps the shoe to handle well in all types of surfaces. Dynamotion Fit Technology is an award winning update to the 2010 fall Mizuno shoe collection. This technology helps relieve stress that the foot naturally places on the shoe while eliminating distortion for overall comfort and excellent fit. For more information on the Wave Ascend and other Mizuno footwear, please visit www.mizunousa.com.