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Mens Mizuno Wave Hitogami Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Hitogami

Item #MIZ786

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® HITOGAMI™ :: Become a runner possessed in the new, ultra lightweight, yet supportive Men's Mizuno® Wave® Hitogami™. Fly like the wind in the made-for-speed low slung design that features super lightweight, resilient cushioning. You'll be fast as lightening without losing support and smooth comfort thanks to the Wave® Hitogami's™ midfoot wrap and G3 forefoot rubber that together allow for secure, silky smooth touchdowns. 7.4 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • U4ic midsole: Delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning
  • Traditional Japanese racing flat construction: Allows for a fast, low-slung ride
  • Kabuki-inspired midfoot wrap: Provides lockdown support
  • Flat-bottomed last combined with low toe-spring: Gives inherent stability
  • Smooth G3 forefoot rubber: Allows optimal smoothness at touchdown in the forefoot
  • Hitogami mask detail when shoes are turned on their side: Follows Kabuki theater tradition, when actors wore face paint to transform into Hitogami, or Human Gods
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Product MIZ786 Review

The Hitogami is deceptive, in a good way


I gave the Hitogami a try based on the positive reviews at RRS and the various review blogs. This is one comfortable shoe! Within the first two weeks of owning it, I PR'd a tough local 10K race & my legs felt incredibly good after. I'm using the shoe for tempo, track work, & race days, and can see it being a great half-maration shoe. It's not the lightest shoe out there, and I see it more as a hybrid between a race flat & lightweight trainer. It's softer underfoot & more flexible than the Adios 2 or GoMeb Speed 2. It fits a great need in my rotation for faster training days, as the effort and transition feel so smooth. I'm giving it 4 stars since there is moderate wear on the sole after ~50 miles and I'm not sure it will be the most durable shoe.


Huntsville, AL


Absolutely phenomenal shoe


Absolutely love this shoe. Everything from the responsive U4IC sole and "just right" toe box, to the artistic exterior of the shoe. I have been wearing the New Balance 1400V2 a lot lately but wanted to give this shoe a shot because of some of the on-line reviews that I have seen. I pulled the shoes out of the box, put them on, and ran six miles in them the first day. No fatigue, no break-in period, no complaints. These shoes make me look forward to wearing them on a run. I run/train primarily in the Saucony Type A5/6, Adidas Takumi Sen, and New Balance 1400V2/1600 but these shoes have reminded me about what Mizuno can bring to the table. Big fan of the Hitogami.




I Love These Shoes!


I had never purchased a pair of training shoes online before, but the looks, description, and price of these shoes attracted me to buy them. I wear them at the gym for use on the treadmill on rainy, cold days, but where they really shine is when I head to the local track for interval and cross-training. The shoes fit perfectly, are supportive, well cushioned, and light weight. They are not at all bulky like other shoes I have tried in the past. If you are looking for a supportive, comfortable shoe that will make you feel fast on the track, I highly recommend the Mizuno Wave Hitogami!


Lake Oswego, Oregon


I'd buy these shoes again and again


I am a half marathoner, I only ran in New Balance and I was looking for something new and stumbled upon the Mizuno Wave Hitogami and boy am I glad I decided to give these a try they are very comfortable super light weight, and awesome to run in, they are a good racing flat as well as racing trainer. Great for long distances and just overall great shoe and for the price of the shoe! Oh man it's practically a steal and I highly recommend these to anyone who is considering trying these shoes out. I run about 10 miles a day and these are holding up great. Did I mention I have 2 pairs of these! That's how awesome these shoes are.


Fontana, CA


Hitogami a great marathon shoe for me


Feels light fast and lower than the 9 mm drop, and has a surprisingly good and sufficient cushion in the forefoot. Just ran the Steamtown Marathon in them and they were great. Have run previous marathons in the Saucony Hurricane, Brooks Ravenna and Mizuno Sayonara. Hitogami is the best shoe I have run in.


West Virginia


Great feel


Run 50+ miles and working toward boston in April. Love the feel of the shoe. Light but just the right amount of support. Bought a second pair recently to break in for the marathon and they feel great. Really liked the Sayonara but like Hitagami better.


Pismo Beach, Ca


Great forefoot running shoe


Tried these shoes out due to the good reviews and glad with the result so far. Forefoot running shoe, very light and comfortable with just the right amount of cushioning....nice, stable feel overall. Have not owned long enough to comment on durability.


Jacksonville, FL


Excelent shoes n site


Good looking shoe light good quality, so far very happy :-)

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Mens Mizuno Wave Hitogami Running Shoe

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