Mizuno brings the Inspire line back with some big improvements. The Wave Plate has moved forward to add stability and cushioning to the midfoot; a lower heel counter (seen in the Inspire 6) grants a more comfortable and faster feel; and additional padding to the tongue and heel collar give the Wave Inspire 8 a snug fit. Add all that to the line’s already great features, and you’ve got an innovative new shoe to inspire your daily training.
Features & Benefits
Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
VS-1 cushioning material in the heel provides additional shock absorption.
AP+ is Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for a lighter, more resilient ride.
Smooth Ride is a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel to toe ride.
Extended Wave Plate in the midfoot is an extension of the Mizuno Wave for increased torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.
Intercool ventilation system in the midsole inhibits humidity buildup to keep feet cool and dry.
Gender Engineering utilizes gender-specific attributes such as a wider base in men's shoes and additional flex grooves in women's shoes.
AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
OrthoLite Sockliner is anti-microbial and moisture wicking for a healthy foot environment.
Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
X10 is located in the heel and forefoot for enhanced traction and is composed of durable carbon rubber.