Mizuno Wave Inspire 8

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 8
Bigger runners who value stability above subtlety.

Our Review

Mizuno has been using Wave Plate (which dissipates shock and improves stability) for some years now and it seems its appeal may be starting to fade, thanks to advances in technology used by other brands. Testers commented on a lack of perceived cushioning and a rigid feel during the gait ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

6 user reviews of Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 See all

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Shoe technology may change and sometimes improve. However, until genuinely better and more suitable shoes are found, these will keep me running without problems. Continue reading...
I have always had big problems finding trainers that fit. I have very broad feet, very flat arches (maybe collapsed on the left). I'm also somewhat overweight for running and have had long term Achilles problem Continue reading...
Takes the best elements of Inspire 6 and the few good ones from Inspire 7 and combines them in a shoe superior to both. For the stability provided, the Inspire 8 feels light, lively and well cushioned in the h Continue reading...
Hve always used mizuno Wave Inspire shoes though I gave the Wave Inspire 7s a miss because of the poor write ups. These shoes have put a real spring in my step! I am delighted with my purchase. Continue reading...
Super value for money and a country mile better than it's closest rivals. Continue reading...


nice work for mizuno

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:29

Nah. They're falling behind. This shoe is a backwards step

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:57

Brilliant shoe.  I have over 400km on mine and the cushioning feels as-new.  Love the smooth, fast transition - they definitely get me onto my toes quicker and make it easier to increase my cadence.  In comparison my Kayanos and Trance feel slow and dull.

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 05:01

Had 6 pairs of the 6s and 1 pair of 8s. moved onto brooks cadence and will never go back. it's a personal thing of course but the brooks are the best shoe i've ever had.

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 09:11

I wear these and love them.

Just the right amount of support and cushioning.Like the fact that I can tie the laces quite tightly and they still feel nice and comfortable.No rubbing anywhere and first time I've had no black toenails

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 12:35

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Heavier heel strikers will like the stiffness.
A rigid feel during the gait cycle.
  • Price: £100.00
  • Year: from 2012