PERFORMANCE - Mizuno wave Precision 11 $97

Written by Cregg Weinman

PERFORMANCE - Mizuno wave Precision 11 $97 (fall 2010) click to see full-size image The Precision has had a faithful audience through 10 updates and the Precision 11 may be the best yet. The upper is lightweight and the open mesh breathes well.

The newly designed eyestay connects to three separate internal straps to cinch the upper where it needs to conform to the foot. A soft, sueded liner wraps the ankle and instep and an Ortholite innersole adds cushioning and comfort. The midsole is AP+, providing a much-improved ride to the shoe that’s further enhanced by an articulated version of the Wave Plate, a re-beveling of the heel, and an additional deflection zone in the midfoot to accommodate a variety of footstrikes and gaits. The outersole has more flex grooves to improve flexibility while maintaining durability in the high-wear areas thanks to the carbon rubber. The performance is perfect for fast running-tempo, speedwork, even some long races-yet durable enough for day-to-day use for the biomechanically efficient, earning it honors as our Best Renovation.

“They fit snug mid-foot and have ample toe room. They feel comfortable and have good cushioning for their light weight.”

Updates the Wave Precision 10

  • Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women6–11
  • Weight: Men 11.0 oz. (size 11); Women 9.3 oz. (size 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted