First off, here are the key features of the Wave Sayonara 2 from the Mizuno Running website:
- New refined fit includes a more harmonious midfoot wrap with softer, more breathable mesh materials throughout the upper, while still providing support in all the right places.
- Ultra-responsive, lightweight U4ic midsole and Parallel Wave in the heel deliver a smooth, cushioned ride.
- A wide forefoot, full-ground midsole and 10mm ramp give the Wave Sayonara 2 a stable, fast ride that’s incredibly light, yet durable, at 6.6 oz.
- New sockliner provides increased resiliency and responsiveness.
So, what does that mean for you?
The biggest complaint I heard about the original Wave Sayonara was that the upper fabric felt much stiffer than it did on other Mizuno Running shoes. This personally never really bothered me as I loved, and still wear, my original Wave Sayonaras. However, it seems like the shoe guys (and gals) and Mizuno Running took this into account when designing the updated model because mesh upper is much softer and not as stiff. Great improvement.
The Wave Sayonara 2 is a great shoe. Light weight enough to be fast, it helped me set a new 5k PR this summer, but with enough support that you can run in it comfortably. I personally love to switch my shoes up a lot, because heavens knows you always need more shoes, so I use this as my speed work and tempo run shoe in addition to the rest of my Mizuno line up. I love how light and fast it makes my feet feel.
Plus, on top of all the wonderful features let me just point out the style of the Wave Sayonara 2 is fabulous just like it was on the first. The color combinations Mizuno choose look great together and the detailing on them is awesome. I love the pattern they used.
Be sure to check out the new and improved Mizuno Running Wave Sayonara 2 and add it to your collection. Like I said earlier, you can never have too many shoes.
Multiple running shoes – yes or no?
Do you have shoes for different purposes?
What color are your current running shoes?