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Mens Mizuno Wave Elixir 5 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Elixir 5

Item #MIZ684
MSRP:$104.99

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® ELIXIR™ 5 :: Savor a potent, race-ready blend of lightweight stability, long-lasting cushioning, and snug, yet forgiving, mesh upper fit. The men's Mizuno® Wave® Elixir™ 5 serves up softer heel landings thanks to a unique, new, perforated heel plate. Winner of the 2010 Runner's World Best Update! 9.4 ounces

Minimal: Great for foot strengthening, speed workouts, and racing. Perfect training tool for Stability+, Stability, Neutral+ or Neutral runners.

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Features & Benefits:

  • SmoothRide: Engineering approach to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible
  • Composite Double Fan Wave: Combines materials to provide specific cushioning and stability
  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces the effects of lateral stress on the shoe, resulting in an optimal fit while in motion
  • AP+ midsole: Increased rebound and a bouncier feeling than the AP midsole which extends the cushion durability
  • G3-DR outsole: Provides superior grip with less and added durability in key contact points
  • X10 outsole: Provides extra durability in high impact areas
  • AIRmesh: Lightweight, breathable upper
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My favorite running shoe ever!

5

I switched from the Asics Gel Nimbus to the Mizuno Wave Elixir 3 in 2008 because I had begun to pronate a bit with age, and my marathon training was beginning to take a toll on my knees. I had thought of Mizuno as an "off brand" until they won out over the half-dozen other Asics, Nike, and Brooks I tried on. They are lighter, yet more durable than any running shoe I have ever owned (I use my Wave Elixir 4s in my P90X workouts, if that tells you anything), and the tacky sole adds a true sense of security when running on wet pavement . Other than the tongue sliding to the side somewhat, the Wave Elixir 5 is a step forward. They just fit better, almost as if they know the shape of my feet and try to conform to them. Good work, Mizuno. Keep it up!

Easy E

Metairie, LA

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Mizuno Numro Uno

4

The Mizuno Wave Elixer 5 Running Shoe is a platform like no other on the market. It provides an unmatched blend of comfort, stability and lightness. The shoe is fast! The shoe stabile! No longer do you need to choose between speed and cushining. If you are serious about improving your times without sacrificing the safty of a more "conservative" shoe this is the answer.I ordered mine from ROADRUNNER SPORTS and recived it in 3 days. If you crave a game changing shoe sent to you fast order a pair today!!

Road Race Matt

Chicago Illinois

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Makes you want to run

5

I have been running for twelve years, since I was 14 years old, and have yet to find a better shoe than the Mizuno Elixir. I have run 8 marathons and 12 halves in this shoe's predecessors. Every time I get a new pair, as soon as I put them on, I have to go run, and I have set a few PR's on these runs because the shoes simply feel fast. I am an efficient, mid-weight (160 lbs) runner with high arches, so take that into account with this review.

David

St. Louis, MO

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What a good find

5

Been an Asics fan only for many years but took the recommendation of RR Sports and boy am I happy. Felt perfect right out of the box. Light and comfortable for the not so perfect runner looking for a racing shoe. At 63, for me it was a perfect balance of cushioning and stability. Used only for 10K and down so far but would consider it a capable shoe up to a Half-M.

Gecko

Crossville, TN

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Great lightweight trainer/racer!

4

Got these as a lighter weight shoe than my alchemy's. The stability difference was very small, although you can feel that these have a much less stabilized heel. They are very lightweight and can barely be felt when running. Also a good intermediate shoe when transitioning to barefoot running. Overall, a great shoe.

Broward

Yokosuka, japan

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So good, I bought it again.

5

I coach and run with a high school cross country team. This shoe is great for speed workouts. Seems like I kick up more dust on dirt roads. The sole of this shoe aids acceleration and the light weight seems to help my leg turn over late in practice. Not only did I buy another after trying this, I had my son buy one also.

CCcoach Rob

Waconia, MN

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Great shoe for road racing

5

With my narrow & flat feet I find that Mizuno's are generally the best brand for me. I am a heavier runner who normally uses stability/pronation shoes, but have had no problem switching to these for races 10k or shorter. I don't think I would wear them in a marathon, but love them for the shorter stuff. Very light - feel fast just wearing them!

Marcus

Danbury, CT

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Stability without giving up on comfort

5

I regularly run up to 30 miles per week. I weigh 210 lbs. and I'm 6'1. I have used over 100 different varities of sneakers and almost all brands available. This Mizuno is a superior to all other sneakers on the market today. It has not only surpassed the competitors in quality but also on price.

jack ryan

jupiter,florida

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Elixir Veteran Loves These Shoes

5

I have used Elixir 3, 4 & 5. This platform is an excellent combination of lighweight, stability, and cushion. Each generation gets better and better. Only wish they lasted longer. Maybe I have to run fewer miles. Roughly 50 per week.

Ken

North Carolina

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Great Shoes

4

Good shoe all around. The only issue is if you are running on/around gravel, a rock can get stuck under your heel and you have to stop to get it out. Other than that, I really enjoy them. They may take some breaking in.

Hank

Cincinnati, OH

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Terrific Race Shoe

5

Light yet comfortable race shoe. Solid support for its type of shoe. I ran a half marathon as part of a half-iron triathlon for the second run with this pair and they felt and performed great. Better than the Wave Elixir 4 which I really liked.

Bill

Hattiesburg, MS

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Almost identical to the Wave Elixir 4

5

I rotate between the Elixir 5 and a previously purchased pair of Elixir 4s and they feel identical. Average over 25 miles/week and I love these shoes. I fell in love w/ the Elixir 3 and have been using them ever since. Before the elixir I was a big fan of the Asics DS Trainer, but these feel more responsive yet lighter.

Jobu

Awesomeness, USA

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Great as ever

5

I have loved the Wave Elixir in the past, and continue to love this year's model. I don't recognize any major differences in feel, and hope the new soles will be slightly more durable.

Jonathan

Pittsburgh, PA

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Awesome look and Feel

5

I am a fitness trainer on me feet everyday from lifting to running. These shoes have great support, are light, and look really cool. Everyone asks me where I got them.

drfatbuster

Little Rock, AR

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30+ miles/ week

4

Neutral runner but ankle problems (right inside ankle) prompted me to go light stability and this shoe fit the bill. Lace up fully on ankle problem foot, and normal lacing on normal foot. Injury was from soccer.

JrunOR

OR

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Best Shoe I have ever had

5

This shoe is simply amazing. It is light weight and functional with ample support and cushion. A fast shoe that performs. I recommend you try it on..

Canadian Road Runner Fan

Toronto, Canada

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exelent product, [...]

5

These shoes are exelent, fit well, so confortable and in beautifull color. Great for running and gym, even for casual wear... the best performance option

diemontenegro

Miami, Fl

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Wish I could keep them

4

Have ran in previous versions of this shoe, and really liked these shoes. However there was a defect on my right shoe which got worse as I ran in them.

runmore

Jackson, Mi

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Mizuno Wave Elixir keeps me going!

5

These shoes are perfect! Lightweight, comfortable, and with good support. No break-in period needed, just put them on and run!

PT boy

Tonasket, WA

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Best running shoe ever

5

These shoes are the answer for very moderate pronators that want a fast and light shoe that can handle the miles too. Huge fan of this shoe.

Ben Q

Greenwich, CT

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Good Shoe

4

Good shoe overall, I have been using them with quick laces in Tri's and they work great, Super light and all around one of my favorite shoes in awhile!

Med Student

Missouri

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Finally found my shoe!

5

Be sure to buy it 1/2 size up. Shoe is very light weight and received Runner's World Best Update award and it's easy to see why.

Wanna Be Runner Steve

Medway, MA

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Fast and Comfortable

5

Great shoe worn for longer speed sessions, tempo runs and even 12-15 mile long runs. Great shoe, comfortable and fast.

Aceman

Orange County, CA

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Continues to be a favorite

4

I have owned several versions of this shoe and it continues to work great for me. It feels light, and is very breathable.

Keith

Honolulu

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Only shoe I wear

5

I have had these shoes since the original Elixir came out. Whenever they make little changes in them, they are all for the better. This more of a race shoe, so its lighter and a little flashier. I have really high arches and I overpronate so it was hard for me to find a shoe to help. I just finished my first marathon yesterday and I had absolutely no shin pain and very little ankle pain. they seem to fit a little narrower than the earlier models of the Elixir

Ryan

IL

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Lightweight, low profile ...

3

Lightweight, low profile trainer with decent support. Falls short of the performance and comfort of previous version. Since transitioning from the 4 to the 5, I have pain in the balls of my feet. Bottom line: not as much compliance in the forefoot as previous version.

Rick M.

Undisclosed

Performance with cushioning

5

Good support for such a light shoe. Have become my new favorite shoes.

goodcpa

Wilmington, Il

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Mens Mizuno Wave Elixir 5 Running Shoe

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1.    Rick M. rated this product 3 stars
Thu, January 07,2010:
Lightweight, low profile trainer with decent support. Falls short of the performance and comfort of previous version. Since transitioning from the 4 to the 5, I have pain in the balls of my feet. Bottom line: not as much compliance in the forefoot as previous version.
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  • Deep heel cup: Features the widest and deepest heel cup that offers maximum support and positions the soft tissue to help with natural shock absorption
  • Biomechanical shape
  • High-density foam: Closed-cell foam supports and cushions the foot for long lasting comfort
  • Odor-control coating: All natural coating that eliminates odor-causing bacteria
  • Stabilizer cap: The base of the insole that supports the rear foot and provides structure and stability to the foam layer

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