Women's MIZUNO® WAVE KAZAN :: Take charge on the trails, running strong and super comfortable in all conditions with Mizuno®'s all-new ruggedly aggressive trail shoe, the Women's Mizuno® Wave Kazan. Optimize your off-road experience in these trail running shoes that offer an X shaped stud for 360ºmulti-directional traction across slick or uneven surfaces, delivering a smooth running experience with every stride. You'll feel supported right where you need it most in the Kazan's snug-fitting, conforming upper, while the Concave Wave technology in the heel will give you the optimal blend of shock absorption, guidance and lightweight flexibility. 8.0 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Ruggedly aggressive Trail option that delivers in any conditions
DMF upper: Delivers snug, conforming support where needed
X shaped stud: Allows 360multi-directional traction across slick or uneven surfaces
Concave Wave in the heel: Integrates the optimal blend of shock attenuation, guidance and lightweight flexibility
Xtatic Ride: Engineered to deliver a smooth, flowing running experience with every stride
Deep forefoot siping: Provides optimal flexibility
The trails that I run on are a mix of dust, dirt, big rocks and small, loose stones, with lots of hills. The last trail shoe I'd used was the Ascend. The Kazan feels like a more protective, slightly beefier shoe than the Ascend. That doesn't mean it's stiff. Right out of the box this was very comfortable. For those who have used multiple Mizuno shoes, the Kazan fits much more like the Wave Runner than the Ascend. It runs a little longer and a little narrower. For me, this was a better fit overall. It has just the right amount of cushioning but still allows a good feel for the trails. The tread held on well in the loose stuff but didn't grab on rocks or roots. In other words, it worked great and I will definitely be choosing it over the Ascend when these have to be replaced.
Some design issues
I loved the Mizuno Wave Ascend, it was an excellent trail runner! Something went wrong in the design department between the Ascend and this Kazan. This is sort of a hybrid trail shoe/ running shoe and not a great specimen of either. The forefront feels like there is no rock plate at all. It has limited stability on uneven terrain. The minimal toe protection is a friction point. It is light which is good. Lugs seem sufficient for traction in mud (we are getting no rain here so hard to tell). But I would rather have a slightly heavier trail shoe with more protection, this is more of a road running shoe.
San Leandro CA
A Really Cool Shoe!
This shoe was cool looking, felt great on and was nicely supportive, even though it was lightweight. I would have kept it had I not had to wear a turf plate inside the right shoe. it would have never fit. the shoe was perfect lengthwise and arch wise, but on the narrow side at the arch. I could really feel the X that was described in the description and the X is where I needed to put my insert. Had I not had foot surgery and needed my insert I would have loved this shoe.
Great trail running shoes
Love Mizuno and love these trail running shoes. The treads are great and the shoes are light.
Great for the trail offers solid stability!
These are great for single trail running, definitely support my arch and come in fun colors! Love them
My second pair!
I use them for trail running and hiking, a very comfortable, light shoe.
Womens Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe
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