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Mens Mizuno Wave Elixer 2 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Elixer 2

Item #MIZ614
MSRP:$84.99

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When it's time to focus on your race, put these lightweight, responsive shoes with durable cushioning to the test. You'll have a smooth, comfortable ride. Weight 10.1 ounces

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Wave Elixir
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

THIS SHOE SUCKS!!! it ...

1

THIS SHOE SUCKS!!! it only got one star b/c there isn't an option for zero stars. i have to retract my previous review because i made it in anticipation of getting a shoe like the original Elixir...i was wrong. the changes mizuno made are horrible. the heel is too narrow, all the stability features are gone, there is no arch support, and the toe box (which is supposed to be wide) has less room than the original model. i've run less than 15 miles in these shoes over 4 days and the heels of my feet still hurt. the original elixir was the best shoe i've worn in over 6 yrs of running and the elixir 2 is easily one of the worst. why "fix" what's not broken mizuno? this shoe can in no way be classified as any kind of stability shoe, it's better for a neutral runner. i'm told that mizuno is making less arch support and narrower heels a new thing in all their shoes. if that means more shoes like the elixir 2 then i'm afraid i'm gonna have to find a new brand.

jsouth

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i have had numerous pairs ...

5

i have had numerous pairs of the Elixir. havent' tried the Elixir 2 yet, but they seem to be practically identical. this shoe rocks!!!! i was a serious college runner and i wore this shoe every day while running 100 mile weeks. i used to be a new balance guy, but this shoe made me come over to mizuno. i highly recommend them.

j south

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Great shoe. Fits well, ...

4

Great shoe. Fits well, feels fast and light for longer training runs. Lower heel height gives good feel of the road. This shoe is for mild pronators. If you pronate excessively, you should look at another model. I'd say that even faster, neutral runners could run this shoe with no problems.

maverick

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A very good performance ...

4

A very good performance shoe for runners with normal to high arches. However the midsole cuhsioning feels flat and less supportive at 250 miles. I have not found this problem with Mizuno Precision or Rider. I conclude that the Eleixir is not made for everyday use.

LCH8802

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Statring on my 3 pair ...

5

Statring on my 3 pair have had nothing but greta results. including 3 weekend back to back marathons with PR on the 1st and 3rd. I used to go back and forth between Ascics and Mizunos. Mizunos will be my choice shoes for marathons.

Marathon Maniac # *@8

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Superb right out of the ...

5

Superb right out of the box for either faster paced training, speedwork or all distance racing! Just the right amount of medial support along with solid (not mushy) heel and forefoot cushioning in a light weight package.

Dave Weeks

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I was a loyal Asics ...

5

I was a loyal Asics customer until they changed the DS Trainer. The Elixir has filled in nicely--so much so that I recently purchased two more pairs and have even put my GT's on the shelf. Now, they are all I wear.

Joe T.

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Great fit for a narrow ...

5

Great fit for a narrow foot ... I normally buy 12.5 B width (when available in shoes like Brooks Adrenaline or Ascics 21xxs) but this shoe fits superbly in 12.5 D. Great stability in such a lightweight shoe.

Patrick

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Excellent light weight ...

5

Excellent light weight trainer with min stability. Flexible with just enough cushion. Great for up tempo or racing. Charles, not sure why you are comparing two competely different shoes.

Mark

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First Mizunos..very ...

5

First Mizunos..very impressed! Ran 50 miles the first week with these and 2 back to back 20 mile runs the next week and I have no complaints at all! Just wish I was as fast as they look!

Jon Phar

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I like this shoe, and ...

4

I like this shoe, and have also switched over from the ruined DS-Trainer line from Asics. However, I don't find these as stable as the DS-Trainers.

Smente

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great shoe for a mid size ...

5

great shoe for a mid size runner who logs some miles. holds up well, ran marathon in them and my feet felt fine through training and afterwards

rocky mount, nc

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I have been very ...

4

I have been very satisfied with this shoe , i am 6'0', 170 lbs, with average arch , run 25-30 miles week , work well with green superfeet insole

kellyo

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Trained for a marathon in ...

5

Trained for a marathon in the Elixer with much success. Nice lightweight trainer with good flexibility and just enough cushioning.

sandlot01

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this shoe is oooooooooooo ...

1

this shoe is oooooooooooo horrible it does not help with my pronation at all!!!

MINORK

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I used them for my first ...

5

I used them for my first marathon with no feet damage at all, thanks mizuno

giuseppe

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Excellent performance ...

5

Excellent performance shoe for neutral runners with high or normal arches.

Curtis

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good shoe but i prefered ...

4

good shoe but i prefered the asics kayanos xIII

charles stevenson

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1.    rocky mount, nc rated this product 5 stars
Thu, January 22,2009:
great shoe for a mid size runner who logs some miles. holds up well, ran marathon in them and my feet felt fine through training and afterwards
2.    Marathon Maniac # *@8 rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 13,2008:
Statring on my 3 pair have had nothing but greta results. including 3 weekend back to back marathons with PR on the 1st and 3rd. I used to go back and forth between Ascics and Mizunos. Mizunos will be my choice shoes for marathons.
3.    maverick rated this product 4 stars
Thu, February 14,2008:
Great shoe. Fits well, feels fast and light for longer training runs. Lower heel height gives good feel of the road. This shoe is for mild pronators. If you pronate excessively, you should look at another model. I'd say that even faster, neutral runners could run this shoe with no problems.
4.    Dave Weeks rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 08,2008:
Superb right out of the box for either faster paced training, speedwork or all distance racing! Just the right amount of medial support along with solid (not mushy) heel and forefoot cushioning in a light weight package.
5.    Jon Phar rated this product 5 stars
Sun, January 20,2008:
First Mizunos..very impressed! Ran 50 miles the first week with these and 2 back to back 20 mile runs the next week and I have no complaints at all! Just wish I was as fast as they look!
6.    kellyo rated this product 4 stars
Wed, August 15,2007:
I have been very satisfied with this shoe , i am 6'0', 170 lbs, with average arch , run 25-30 miles week , work well with green superfeet insole
7.    jsouth rated this product 1 star
Tue, August 07,2007:
THIS SHOE SUCKS!!! it only got one star b/c there isn't an option for zero stars. i have to retract my previous review because i made it in anticipation of getting a shoe like the original Elixir...i was wrong. the changes mizuno made are horrible. the heel is too narrow, all the stability features are gone, there is no arch support, and the toe box (which is supposed to be wide) has less room than the original model. i've run less than 15 miles in these shoes over 4 days and the heels of my feet still hurt. the original elixir was the best shoe i've worn in over 6 yrs of running and the elixir 2 is easily one of the worst. why "fix" what's not broken mizuno? this shoe can in no way be classified as any kind of stability shoe, it's better for a neutral runner. i'm told that mizuno is making less arch support and narrower heels a new thing in all their shoes. if that means more shoes like the elixir 2 then i'm afraid i'm gonna have to find a new brand.
8.    LCH8802 rated this product 4 stars
Mon, July 30,2007:
A very good performance shoe for runners with normal to high arches. However the midsole cuhsioning feels flat and less supportive at 250 miles. I have not found this problem with Mizuno Precision or Rider. I conclude that the Eleixir is not made for everyday use.
9.    sandlot01 rated this product 5 stars
Fri, July 20,2007:
Trained for a marathon in the Elixer with much success. Nice lightweight trainer with good flexibility and just enough cushioning.
10.    Smente rated this product 4 stars
Tue, July 03,2007:
I like this shoe, and have also switched over from the ruined DS-Trainer line from Asics. However, I don't find these as stable as the DS-Trainers.
11.    j south rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 25,2007:
i have had numerous pairs of the Elixir. havent' tried the Elixir 2 yet, but they seem to be practically identical. this shoe rocks!!!! i was a serious college runner and i wore this shoe every day while running 100 mile weeks. i used to be a new balance guy, but this shoe made me come over to mizuno. i highly recommend them.
12.    MINORK rated this product 1 star
Thu, May 17,2007:
this shoe is oooooooooooo horrible it does not help with my pronation at all!!!
13.    Patrick rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 11,2007:
Great fit for a narrow foot ... I normally buy 12.5 B width (when available in shoes like Brooks Adrenaline or Ascics 21xxs) but this shoe fits superbly in 12.5 D. Great stability in such a lightweight shoe.
14.    Curtis rated this product 5 stars
Wed, April 04,2007:
Excellent performance shoe for neutral runners with high or normal arches.
15.    Mark rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 22,2007:
Excellent light weight trainer with min stability. Flexible with just enough cushion. Great for up tempo or racing. Charles, not sure why you are comparing two competely different shoes.
16.    charles stevenson rated this product 4 stars
Wed, March 21,2007:
good shoe but i prefered the asics kayanos xIII
17.    Joe T. rated this product 5 stars
Wed, March 14,2007:
I was a loyal Asics customer until they changed the DS Trainer. The Elixir has filled in nicely--so much so that I recently purchased two more pairs and have even put my GT's on the shelf. Now, they are all I wear.
18.    giuseppe rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 13,2007:
I used them for my first marathon with no feet damage at all, thanks mizuno
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