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Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Enigma 2

Item #MIZ738
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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® ENIGMA 2 :: Experience the marriage of performance and cushioning when you step into the men's Mizuno® Wave® Enigma 2. You'll love the way these ultra-comfy running shoes feel resilient, springy and plush, yet somehow manage to be responsive and quick. With so many cushioning benefits wrapped inside such a supportive shoe, it's no wonder they're named Enigma. Just slip these babies on and enjoy the smooth, balanced ride that keeps you going mile after comfortable mile. 11.6 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Protect your feet, legs and back with Mizuno® Wave® technology that uses nature's own designs to dissipate the force of impact
  • You'll notice a smooth transition, thanks to Smoothride Engineering™, an innovative sole design that rocks your feet effortlessly through the heel-to-toe transition with each stride
  • Experience comfort and say goodbye to bunching, chafing and irritation: Dynamotion Fit™ seamless adaptable uppers move with your feet and eliminate stress points
  • Expect cool, dry feet from the breathable AIR Mesh™ uppers
  • Grab the road: durable X10 carbon rubber in the forefoot and heel enhances your traction
  • You'll love the lux, cushy feeling that comes to you compliments of shock-absorbing VS-1® in the heel and light, resilient AP+ copolymer midsoles
  • Experience a more natural range of motion thanks to the dropped heel collars
Product MIZ738 Review

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Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Breathable (12)
  • Arch support (8)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (14)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        56% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (9), High arch (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (3), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

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    3.0

    Very good for a short time

    By RunTimRun

    from Lindenhurst, IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

      Bought these at a major discount at a different store or I wouldn't have bought them. These we're very good for the first month or so. The cushioning did not last long. Support is fair, at best. I've switched to Gel Numbus and that is where I noticed the lack of cushioning these have.

      They WE'RE very good when I first bought them, but they just don't last.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      As good as I expected !!!

      By Leon the runner.

      from Luxembourg, Europe.

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

        It's a very good shoe. I decided to change after 8 years with Ascics as the Gel-Nimbus quality was really getting poor. I wanted to get a neutral shoe to fit with my orthopedic inserts. Seems I get the right shoe now. It's more stable with a good impact cushion. Let see how it will last during the coming 6 months.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great replacement to the Nimbus

        By super v

        from Granville OH

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

          Purchased these on recomendation to replace my Nimbus 14's (not happy with). These are similar to the 13's (was happy with). 3 long runs in them for marathon training and 3 weeks to race day - very happy with the Mizuno Wave Enigma 2!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Trying alternatives to Nike changes

          By G runner

          from Tucson Az

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

            First time using this shoe, have been a die hard Nike vomero fan since its beginning but...have nt enjoyed the last couple of models7,8. I am 200 l b 5'10" running 2 ,3 x a week and need a cushioning neutral quality shoe. So the shoe feels good so far I recommend it for 190 l b plus runners

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Shoe

            By Pimike

            from Temecula ,Ca.

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

              Great workout shoe. No noticeable hot spots and break in was quick. Very comfortable and light weight. Reviews were right on.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love them

              By devildogje

              from Marietta, ga

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Helped With Plantar

              Cons

              • All Positive

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

              Great shoe on and off the pavement. I'm on my second pair. I'm over 220 lbs and the Enigma takes a pounding and softens the blow.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              An Excellent Shoe!

              By RTB

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                This is my 2nd pair, and they really are a great option if you are looking for a high milage, cushioned running shoe. Mizuno is a quality shoe maker. Watch the sizing. They run a bit small. I wear an 11 in a regular dress shoe, and a 12 in a most running/atheletic shoes. For the Enigma, I went up a 1/2 size going with a 12 1/2. Fits perfect, and very comfortable.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                What a comfortable, well fitting shoe!

                By NimbleSD

                from San Diego

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                  I run 30 plus miles a week and I rotate this shoe with an Asics Gel Trainer. This shoe is supposed to be a little heavier than the Asics but I don't notice the difference. The fit is great. You feel like your heel is locked into place.

                  My street shoes are 8 1/2 or 9. I buy 9 1/2 running shoes.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good cushioning... good fit

                  By mgsmith

                  from Lake Worth, FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Forefoot cushioning
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                    The Enigma 2 provides ample cushioning in a comfortable neutral shoe. As I'm a heavier runner, forefoot cushioning is important to me... and the Enigma 2 is one of the few shoes out there that delivers.

                    I found the Enigma 2 runs about a half-size small. But when you get the right size, it's free of binding and hot spots. Even in very wet conditions - I live in southern FL - it's proven comfortable.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Goldilocks

                    By XfitRunher

                    from Northern VA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Not Too Hard
                    • Not Too Smushy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                      A great all around training shoe. I tried on dozens of pairs of men's and women's (sz 12) shoes and ended up on this "just right" pair based on overall mid-level cushion (not too smushy) and great heel grip (but not too hard). I have a relatively narrow heel but wide toe box and these fit very well. Initial hot spot under the ball of my foot during my first foray (6 miles) in these was gone by the second run. Thanks for the unisex colors, too.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome!

                      By Bogy

                      from Alexandria, va

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                        I've been running for over 25 years and average 700-800 miles per year. Needless to say I've worn a lot of running shoe brands and styles but for some odd reason I never tried Mizuno's, until last year. WOW I'm so sorry I didn't try them earlier!! I started with the Wave Rider 15's and loved them so much I just had to purchased again, this time however I purchased the Wave Enigma 2 because my poor old knees just can't pound the pavement like they used to. The Enigma 2 is basically the same shoe as the Raider series except the wave plate is extended to the toe box; this really adds a lot of impact absorption for those of us who land midfoot (we used to call this flat foot back in the day). The shoe is amazing! Light, fast and cool (as in airflow). The shoe is designed in a way so that your heals are locked in, there's no sloppiness, the toe box is wide so there's plenty of room for your toes! Its covered in mesh, your feet will say cool, the upper hugs the top of the foot so again there's no sloppiness, this shoe will not move around while running it's kinda like a second skin. Traction is good, even on wet pavement….FYI not good for running in light snow. Some say the shoe is a little on the stiff side, doesn't flex , I agree with that assessment, however only for the first 8-10 miles, after that initial break in the stiffness is gone. I think a lot of people feel this way (as I did) due in part to the way in which the shoe wraps around and holds your foot, that combined with the extended wave plate. But like I said, put a couple of runs in and their as pliable as butter. I really love these shoes and have nothing bad to say about them! If you like/love the Raider 15/16's but need or want a little more cushion do yourself a favor and buy the Wave Enigma 2!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • High Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        My best yet!

                        By Stumo

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                          Waited until I had several good runs on them before I wrote a review. I'm coming off of many years in a name brand, highly recommended, N+ shoe. The Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 blows my prior shoes away. They are far more comfortable, let me knees 'float' better and allow me to run further and faster. Traction on wet asphalt is very good too whereas it was terrible on old shoes. I think I've found a new friend :)

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Soft ride

                          By Indiana Jones

                          from Greencastle, IN

                          Pros

                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                              I'm 6'1" and 225 and run about 20 to 25 miles a week, mixture of road and treadmill. Shoes felt stiff and seemed to push my ankles inward (just out of box.) Finished trial run on treadmill, the cushioning was very good (suprising, because felt very hard while walking around) and still seemed to cause slight overpronation for me (but not as much as just walking.) I've tried these because of reviews for new NB 1080 not enough forefoot cushion (loved the old NB 1080.) I'd probably buy these again, but will see if the feeling of overpronation goes away or if it causes problems.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Best Mizuno in 15 years

                              By Reidier

                              from Rock Island, IL

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                                Finaly enough cushioning for big athletes, 6'4", 225. Fits great, looks great, runs great. Have used many Mizuno models and this is the best ever.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Fixed all the issues of the original

                                By Nate

                                from Des Moines, IA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                                  The original Enigma was way too restrictive and tight-fitting for me. This one is lighter, has great mesh for cooling, and delivers good, firm cushioning in both the front and rear.

                                  The previous poster is right. I find it hard to go back to the slower, softer feeling competitors in this category (Love the new Vomero, too, though). One note on sizing: I was able to wear my usual 10. I'd try them on before deciding to go up 1/2 size. Kind of rides between sizes.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • High Arch
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  True to size this time

                                  By runr4evr

                                  from Potsdam NY

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                                    I had to go up a half size in the original Enigma but am back to my regular size 9 in the Enigma 2.
                                    Plenty of toebox..if your foot is slender it might too wide in forefoot for you. Great transition, excellent firm cushioning..just right..breathablility,too...I love Mizunos ..but not in the winter when snow can clog up the rearfoot outsole...if you a Rider fan and want the same ride but more of it..try the Enigma
                                    My info...190 pounds..wear orthotic in one shoe only...20 miles per week...31 years running..

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • High Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Brilliant Ride!

                                    By Matt

                                    from Sylvania, OH

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Fast
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Good Traction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoe:

                                      I am 5'9", 175lbs, run about 80 miles a week, was running in Wave Rider 15's and loved them, but wanted a little more cushioning in the forefoot. The Enigma 2's are really responsive and have just enough cushioning. You don't feel it until you run in them and once you do, you will never buy a soft cushioned shoe again. I have tried Vomero's and Glycerin's (both way too soft) and nothing beats the Mizuno Wave. Highly recommend them to any neutral runner.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels half size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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