Mizuno Wave Creation 18

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Pros

  • The shoes are very stable.
  • It has lot of room and space in the upper region.
  • The Wave Creation 18 has a sleek design.
  • The fitting is adequate according to the size of the feet, as reported by some satisfied users.
  • Reviewers gave a remarkable response on its appealing style.
  • The durability of the shoes is dependable.
  • A stretchable material in the forefoot and collar area makes its cover system more enthusiasts for natural foot movements.

Cons

  • Mizuno wave creation 18 are heavily weighted.
  • The cushioning was reported to be too firmed by many of its users.
  • They become slippery on wet surfaces.
  • It is not as great for long runs.
  • The underfoot cushioning felt stiffed with some discomfort.

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Mizuno Wave Creation 18 was launched in the month of July 2016. The Wave creation 18 is essentially created for mid-range training runs. It is available for both men and women.

 

It gives off a durable look which extends into a powerful and tough construction. It has some stitched-on section that looks pretty secured and long-lasting. It’s convenient and comfortable designing makes it long-lasting and elimination any kind of discomfort.

 

The upper unit is created with double-layered mesh materials that are meant to heighten its durability. It has an open construction that allows air to enter the foot-chamber to make the shoe well-ventilated.

 

It has an all-new redesigned cloudwave plate that gives an overall softer and smoother running experience. It is equipped with an articulated U4icX technology heel wedge that creates more cushioning in the shoes.

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Mizuno’s Dynamotion fit with an engineered mesh enhanced the breathability and movements. The sifter heel collar helps to avoid any kind of irritation to be caused even without losing the fitting.

 

The Wave Creation 18 has a parallel wave technology that offers a perfect amount of cushioning and energy distribution which allows natural foot movement every time during running.

 

The flexible midsole provides shock absorption feature despite being a minimal shoe. It has a wave-like midsole material and provides great energy return to the racer or runner.

 

The midsole groves are also called as SmmothRide technology for increases flexibility. It has a seamless AirMesh upper which is really breathable.

 

A stretchable material in the forefoot and collar area makes its cover system more enthusiasts for natural foot movements. The midsole units use technologies and systems that work together for shock absorption. It also provides cushioning to the foot and keeps the performance of the shoes natural and easy.

 

The heel drop transition is very high with 12.2 mm and the heel height is also height with 34.3 mm. The heel cushioning is soft and the forefoot height is low with 22.2 mm. The forefoot cushioning is just moderate and gives out less energy return.

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The Mizuno Wave creation plate is made up of an elastic material which runs from the rear of the platform to the mid-foot area of the shoe. It contributes to the bouncy ride with more added cushioning. The main foam components are responsible for reliable and long-lasting cushioning of the shoes. The outsole unit comprises 2 rubber compounds which gives a responsible and dependable traction on roads while running.

 

Wave Creation 18 is a light-weighted shoe that weighs less than 3 ounces, men’s pair weighs 2.8 ounces and women’s pair weighs 2.2 ounces. Weight has been lowered more from the midsole and the outsole.

 

The reduced weight is also due to the lowered heel to toe transitions. The shoes are fully ventilated and Mizuno has added drainage holes that can alleviate water from it.

 

A waterproof liner and the upper leather material construction are provided for proper ventilation and breathability. The combination of a relatively thin upper as well as breathability stretch fabric along with the top of the foot combines to keep everything cool inside the shoe. Both men’s and women’s version of the shoe shows a nicer fit and function.

 

The shoes really felt comfortable. The thin and stretchy upper material fits well around the foot without being bounded. They fit above the ankle area so they provided pretty well amount of stability even on some loose and slippery floors.They have a minimal padding underfoot and contribute to the light-weight of the shoe.

 

The Smooth Ride technology makes use of a chain of grooves which works in combination with the midsole components to deliver a smoother and comfortable ride everytime you wear it.

 

The underfoot platform is enough flexible and with an acknowledged fit. Air can be easily entered into the foot-chamber quickly because of its breathable nature of these fabrics. The flex groves and flex controller works together underfoot in order to perform a natural running experience.

Design Feature

Design

It has an all new redesigned cloudwave plate that gives an overall softer and smoother running experience. It is equipped with an articulated U4icX technology heel wedge that creates more cushioning within the shoes. The top midsole foam integrate a new U4ic foam compound that make the Wave rider 20 more responsive by 33% and more durable than previous models. Mizuno’s Dynamotion fit with an engineered mesh enhanced the breathability and movements.

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Stability Feature

Heel to Toe Transition

The heel drop transition is very high with 12.2 mm and the heel height is also height with 34.3 mm. The heel cushioning is soft and the forefoot height is low with 22.2 mm. The forefoot cushioning is just moderate and gives out less energy return.

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Fittings Feature

Stability

The Wave Creation 18 has an elegant fitting featuring an improved and developed in Triple Zone engineered mesh. This is responsible for delivering improved breathability, movements and stability throughout the running process. The midsole groves are also called as SmoothRide technology for increases flexibility. It has a seamless AirMesh upper which is really breathable.

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Package Feature

FITTING & COMFORTABILITY

The Mizuno Wave Creation 18 has a standard running shoe length. Regular measurement was used for sizing schemes of this 18th version. The widths available in this model for both men and women’s are wider and medium, so they are easy to fit on a wider foot dimensions also. The sifter heel collar helps to avoid any kind of irritation to be caused even without losing the fitting. The thin and stretchy upper material fits well around the foot without being bounded. They fit above the ankle area so they provided pretty well amount of stability even on some loose and slippery floors.

Cushioning Feature

MATERIAL PACKAGE

It is equipped with an articulated U4icX technology heel wedge that creates more cushioning within the shoes. The top midsole foam integrate a new U4ic foam compound that make the Wave Creation 18 more responsive by 33% and more durable than previous models.  The Mizuno Wave plate is made up of an elastic material which runs from the rear of the platform to the mid-foot area of the shoe. The outsole unit comprises 2 rubber compounds which gives a responsible and dependable traction on roads while running.

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Grip Features

CUSHIONING

The Ortholite Sock Liner provides more cushioning in the underfoot region. It carries anti-microbial and anti-moisture properties which make the interior of the shoes to be everytime fresh and cleaner. The Smooth Ride technology makes use of a chain of grooves which works in combination with the midsole components to deliver a smoother and comfortable ride everytime you wear it.

The Mizuno Wave plate is made up of an elastic material which runs from the rear of the platform to the mid-foot area of the shoe. It contributes to the bouncy ride with more added cushioning.

Grip Features

TRACTION/GRIP

X10 is a high quality rubber compound equipped in the outsole which is made up of a durable carbon rubber. These are placed in the heel section, and give a nice traction and gripping and protect the shoes from being slipped or create chafing. The outsole unit comprises 2 rubber compounds which gives a responsible and dependable traction on roads while running.

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Weight Features

WEIGHT

The shoe weighs just 290 grams. Wave Universe is a light-weighted shoe that weighs less than 3 ounces, men’s pair weighs 2.8 ounces and women’s pair weighs 2.2 ounces. Weight has been lowered more from the midsole and the outsole. The reduced weight is also due to the lowered heel to toe transitions.

Stability Features

VERDICT

Mizuno Wave Creation 18 is a high-mileage trainer which is meant for neutral runners. It delivers strong performance and quality services to its neutral runners who require dependable running companion. It has an appreciable adaptability for maintaining an active lifestyle. The underfoot cushioning of this 18th edition is not so responsive.

 

Mizuno Wave Creation 18 is a mid-range training running shoe designed for people who loves to take to the roads. This 18th version of Wave Creation series has a toned-down look compared to its predecessors, making this one the most appealing. The upper unit of the shoe makes the most use of fabrics that gives a more secured and compact fitting.

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