Women's MIZUNO® WAVE® ASCEND 8 :: You won't hesitate to take on any trail when you're running fortified by maximum protection and comfort in the rugged, newly updated women's Mizuno® Wave® Ascend 8. Cradle your feet in a contoured fit that's big on comfort and better on lateral support and control. Secure your smoothest strides through even the trickiest terrain thanks to the resilient and bouncy cushioning, plus an outsole that's built to optimize multi-directional traction. Truly a trail running shoe that takes the cake! 9.6 ounces
I run nearly everyday. Approx 50-60 mpw. Pronate on my right foot. Will use neutral, support, lightweight and even minimal shoes. Depends on the day and/or run.
Also have a very long (10-10.5 women's) and very narrow foot (AA). Basically a natural set of skis. Having said this, these shoes fit me well with thicker socks. If you have a wide foot, like most Mizunos, these may not be for you.
Cons: can be heavy. Especially when wet. Can have a more firm ride yet does cushion impact from the ground well. Can tend to pull on my Achilles' tendon at times. Especially out of the box.
Best Shoes Ever Made
These are the perfect running shoes. I have always had an extremely high arch in my foot, and it is near impossible to find a good running shoe to support my arch. I have been using wave ascend shoes since I was in high school athletics, and the few times I tried to find an alternative I always found myself coming right back to these. They are sturdy, comfortable, and not too heavy. If you aren't 100% satisfied with the shoes you're using and just feel like something isn't quite right, give these a try. You can't go wrong.
I've worn the Ascend series since #4. This is the best so far. I was leery of the angled lacing when I first put it on, but it makes for an incredibly comfortable toe box and stable fit. The shoe is light, but my foot felt protected. My first run in them was 4.5 miles on a weird mix of icy, wet, rocky and pine needle covered trails. I always felt like the shoe held me well and was never sloppy or uncomfortable on my foot.
Excellent all surface running shoe!
This is a solid shoe and as others have indicated fits like a glove. I rotate this shoe with ones fro ASICS and Adidas and I'm a convert now to Mizuno. I am 5'3", 130 lbs. and run approximately 25 miles a week. I run on trails, pavement, and beaches and this shoe is remarkable on all surfaces.
Great show when runs have both surfaces
I prefer to run on pavement but some of our runs are on mixed surfaces. I'm a light striker so the podiatrist said I could use them on both surfaces which eliminates my having two types of shoes. My trail runs are usually gravel, dirt roads,trails along irrigation ditches, or groomed trails in a state park.
Grass Valley, CA
Comfortable BUT not durable
I loved these shoes when I wore them the first few times but there was a hole that developed in the right toe after only 5 wears! Same thing happened to my friend who also has these shoes. I have been wearing Mizuno shoes for years, and they often develop holes in the toes--but not after five wears. Trail shoes should be durable and these are not...
Los Angeles, CA
Nothing to think about!
This is the best trail shoe I have had in years! I took them out of the box and ran 8 miles of trail and never even thought about them. I have not thought about them since I got them. That means they are PERFECT! No hot spots, just ready for fun!
Mizuno wave ascend
I love this shoe! First pair Iv owned! The shoe actually comforts my foot like a glove and is super comfortable. Ill order more !! Thanks guys. Received my order in just three days! Thanks rebecca
Love this shoe its my second pair
so far in my 30 years of running this shoe is by far the best for trail, sand ,and wet conditions. Dries quickly, sturdy and good looking.
do not have one
Santa Barbara, CA.
so comfortable from day 1. good traction even when wet. Dont think i would be able to get orthotics in them but i dont need them- my feet feel good in these.
Long Island NY
Great shoe I am enjoying it and love the color too
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