Mizuno Wave Harrier

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David Jones 39
Reviewed: 02 December 2010

Great on anything except cloying mud

Light,fast and generally grippy.Excellent on grass and gravel trails.Dry out quickly with no apparent ill-effects even after a thorough soaking.Secure,comfortable fit.

OK on short stretches of road,although limited cushioning means they're really for off-road usage.
In a recent X-C race,the studded insole got clogged with soft,sticky mud,which reduced their grip considerably and proved very hard to clear on the run.
Great shoe for X-C or Trail racing in all conditions except thick,sticky mud.
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Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Grip:
3.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

David Jones 39 would recommend this product
Edward Collier
Reviewed: 18 October 2010

Terrific and very long lasting

Comfortable, good cushioning, good grip.
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Excellent off-road shoes.
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Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Comfort:
3.0
Grip:
3.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Edward Collier would recommend this product
markk
Reviewed: 15 October 2010

Excellent with loads of grip

Will handle anything you can throw at them in terms of off road. Very light and great fit
You'd be insane to use them on road unless you like sore ankles and knees
I've just used these at the Turbo X and they were simply great. Loads of grip, very light and very comfortable even when soaked right through. I pronate so was pleased at how the little support did hold up. In contrast to the Salomon 3D Ultras that I have used for Turbo X before, the Harriers win by miles.
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Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Grip:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

markk would recommend this product
chillies for breakfast
Reviewed: 24 January 2010

Fantastic grip in a shoe that feels like a slipper when you are running

Light weight
Great grip
Twirly laces - I'm guessing they won't come undone easily
Mine are orange and black, which is a bit too "stand out from the crowd" for me
They take ages to dry out
I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I've used these shoes for the Turbo X at Borden, the Grim 8, a couple of other very muddy trail races, and for a few training runs in the snow over Christmas and New Year. They are unbelievably stable in all of these conditions, and I have been especially surprised at how secure I have felt running on the snow.
They are a very tight fit for me widthways, which is a bit uncomfortable when just standing around in them, but they seem to almost disappear when I start running and give me no discomfort whatsoever.
I would definitely buy the same shoes again, although I wear Asics Kayanos as road shoes and I will probably try a pair of the Asics Trabuco trail shoes next.
Overall, a great shoe for me, though perhaps people with a wide foot might find them uncomfortably tight.
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Grip:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

chillies for breakfast would recommend this product
Kim Ingleby
Reviewed: 13 January 2010

Harrier 2 -Brilliant off road shoe, highly recommend in the snow and mud, and those crazy races!

After trying many different off roads shoes, I slipped on the Mizuno Harriers - they were a second thought from the shop! However, as soon as I put them on I knew they were prefect and highly recommend them. Great forefoot flexion, stability round the heel and a brilliant grip in the snow and ice - looking forward to racing in them, light and responsive. Brilliant shoe.
May not offer enough stability for some runners.
Personally cannot fault it, and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to train in the snow with usual running style due to the grip and response, allows you to keep training with peace of mind!
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Grip:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Kim Ingleby would recommend this product
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