Women's MIZUNO® WAVE® EVO CURSORIS :: Ideal running comfort is not ancient history, just step into the women's Mizuno® Wave® Evo Cursoris. Your toes are designed to keep you stable and upright; enhance your natural abilities with the flat bottomed forefoot and wide midsole base. Get your most natural run without sacrificing protection or comfort. Flexibility is a no brainer in the lightweight Evo Cursoris. 6.2 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Dynamotion Fit and wider toe: Allows the foot and shoe to move in concert
Wave technology in forefoot gives protection needed for road running
12mm thick midsole profile (zero drop) and a wider forefoot base: Provides a smoother and more stable midfoot run
Built to enhance stabilizing nature of toes: Low toe spring, flat bottomed forefoot last, lateral midfoot landing area sculpting, and oblique toe shape
Flexible forefoot and unstructured heel area: Allows for a glove-like feel and more natural run
I am new to Mizuno after hearing tons of praise about their shoes, particularly for longer distance running. I have been wearing Merrells (very minimalist/barefoot feel) for the last 6 months, but wanted a shoe that I used only for running, and something with a little more cushioning and support on the days I do long runs. I didn't want anything that had a ton of drop or a lot of heel as I still want to be able to feel the ground. The Evo Cursoris is an excellent alternative to the Merrells, which never really fit my feet all that well (rounder toe box felt too wide once they were broken in). I took these for an 8-mile run right out of the box and experienced no rubbing, no pain, no blister, no nothing -- just a great run where my feet were very, very happy.
My only complaint is that I can feel the ridge of the heel (where your heel is cupped, for lack of a better term) on the right shoe, which isn't uncomfortable or inhibiting at all, it's just something that is there and I can definitely feel; it's a little distracting. Also, I purchased a size 10 (my normal size) but the right feels a smidge tight sometimes, but the 10.5 in another Mizuno style felt too large.
Overall: a fantastic shoe. Very comfortable, very lightweight and a great foray into the minimalist shoe world. I will definitely be sticking to Mizuno shoes in the future, as I feel at home in these shoes.
Palo Alto, CA
MUST TRY for lightweight and 0 drop fans
I use the Evo Cursoris for road race training workouts/repeats and gym going. I like to wear typical trainers mostly but this is great for my faster days or shorter runs (3-6 miles). I train for half marathons, marathons, 5K's and 10K's. I also find it the perfect style of shoe for the gym. I was skeptical at first being my first time wearing a zero drop shoe. As soon as I tried it on using the treadmill in store I felt fast and could concentrate on striking midfoot/forefoot easily. I was told with 12mm of cushioning in the forefoot and heel I would feel more cushion than expected/compared to other shoes in this style. They were right! Just enough protection :). I wouldn't advise using on trails due to its low profile. When I do get a chance to go to the gym, this style is perfect for lifting exercises with its low profile and light weight feel. MUST TRY! Plus they're super cute!
LOVE but prepare to transition slowly.
I was torn between the Cursoris and Levitas, both of Mizunos new Evo shoes. I first purchased the Levitas (full disclosure, I liked the color better) but after wearing them for a few miles, I realized the roomy fit was not by design, they were too big. I returned to RR and my fit expert Cait was awesome! She explained that the Levitas does run a bit larger and suggested that I should actually be in the Cursoris. It still has the zero rise heel and lightweight feel but with a tad more cushioning than the Levitas, making it more practical for longer mileage. I've already noticed a change in my stride and strike (faster turn-over and more mid-foot) but they do take some adjustment. My calves have been sore but that is most likely due to me transitioning a bit too quickly. The good news is, I PR'd my 5k at 22:14 last weekend!
Orange County, CA
Great lightweight, forefoot shoe!
I bought this shoe because I was looking for a forefoot striking compatible shoe and other products just weren't doing it for me. Most shoes claim they are minimal shoes but either don't allow you to forefoot strike because the heel is too high or they aren't cushioned enough to be a shoe used for everyday running. This shoe is great. It pads the mid-foot and fore-foot really well and it is super comfortable to run in. I run 60-70 miles per week and use this shoe for about half my runs. They do start to wear relatively quickly but that is worth it for the comfort and being able to strike the ground the way my foot naturally strikes. I am naturally a fore-foot striker so if you are transitioning to this type of strike, probably ease into the shoes slowly.
I feel there was NO break in time with these. Definitely put a pep in my step and I had a phenomenal first road run. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable - almost worried they will wear out too soon. I have a high arch and have not been happy with minimal shoes. These are the best I have found, but still could be a bit more. I wore them to the gym for a circuit class, but felt they didn't have enough overall stability for that application. Strictly for running. But got TONS of compliments.
Fantastic training shoe
I was hesitant at first to give these a try but man, did I make a good choice! The associate suggested I try it as I am transitioning to a zero drop style running shoe and this one was unlike any of the others that I tried. It's very light but still has substantial cushion and support. It feels amazing underfoot, almost like a slipper that you can run in! I now want to try other Mizuno shoes to go along with my new Cursoris. Try it, you will love it!
New Mizuno fan
San Francisco, CA
I have tried many of the different zero drop shoes that are out there and these are so far the best. They have a unique cushioning system in the forefoot that allows for that natural running style while still feeling cushioned. They are really light and super comfortable. They are so comfortable I want to wear them around the house as house shoes but I will save them for my runs. Maybe I will get a second pair!
San Diego, CA
Love this shoe!
This shoe is comfy with a wide toe box. I love the flexibility! I was hoping to order another pair. Is Mizuno coming up with a new model?
First time buyer, won"t be the last
Using for marathon training. I love the comfort of the sneaker and the support my feet feel from front to back.
Says to buy true shoe size .. don't do it. Probably need to up 1/2 to 1 full size.
Womens Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris Running Shoe
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