Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® MUSHA 5 :: Your feet will say Mush as you charge harder and faster in the men's Mizuno® Wave® Musha 5. You'll hit a new personal best with the speedy Japanese racing construction featuring a stable, flat bottom and low toe-spring. Cradle your feet with soft, synthetic suede and breathable mesh. Your feet will feel the difference the second you step into the smooth interior. 7.4 ounces
Most of my runs are early-morning trail runs that last between 50 minutes and 1:30, I usually only run on pavement when the trails are muddy. So far, I've really liked this shoe. It is very comfortable and lightweight. Traction is average, nothing special, but I haven't slipped. I will warn any potential buyer that it is a relatively minimilistic shoe. I have strong feet and I love running barefoot, so it wasn't an issue for me, but it seemed thinner and less well cushioned than I expected. Even the picture alone makes it look thicker than it is. I really like the shoe, and would have bought it even if I'd been able to try it on in a store, but it might not be quite what you were expecting. It's very fast and would make an excellent race shoe.
light with just enough cushioning
The only problem I have with this shoe is the narrowness of the forefoot. It was a bit narrow for me even after going up a half size, but I've had that problem with some other shoes, as well. After using an alternative lacing method to loosen up the forefoot, though, it was fine.
It's supposed to have an 11mm heel/toe drop, but it feels like less. They're light and fast, weighing less than some more minimal shoes. The cushioning is perfect for me for longer distances (>10 miles) -- firm enough to be fast, but soft enough to prevent sore forefeet.
Great show minus durability
The Musha is a great, lightweight shoe for fast runs. The sole is very soft and flexible, which likely contributed to the relatively fast wear of these shoes. As a result, I have retired them to treadmill work, gym workouts and casual wear.
Overall, I like this shoe but would have loved it if it were more durable!
White Mountains, NH
59 year old avid endurance athlete, IM triathlon, and ultras, this has a very nice feel and overall fit. I would not be concerned with this shoe up to a marathon.
Light with a soft ride
I run 30 miles a week. I am considered a heavy runner.....but I prefer light shoes. These shoes have a soft ride and are very light.
my ankles hurt, my feet burn after about a mile, my knees hurt...
Light & fast
Road running & triathlons
Kansas City, MO
Mens Mizuno Wave Musha 5 Running Shoe
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