Mizuno Wave Creation £90

Posted: 16 June 2000

Weight 358g
Evaluation Over three years, Mizuno has evolved the Wave Creation into the most luxurious cushioning shoe on the market. Stripped of its key stability features, it now sits in its own niche aside from the more control-oriented premium models such as the Asics Gel Kayano and Nike Air Kantara.
The latest Creation has a new Composite Wave design. As in the Wave Rider, space is created in the rearfoot of the midsole between the two Wave plates, but the Composite design has a softer upper plate which allows the foot to sink more. And it works. Weartesters loved the improved rearfoot cushioning and the smoother ride. The forefoot cushioning has also been boosted with a bigger VS1 pad.
The Wave Creation is no longer suitable for even mild overpronators, though. Its plastic Wave plate no longer extends upward to support the midfoot; and it’s no longer designed in an x-shape in the rearfoot to create a ‘sweet spot’ for cushioning and stability. Instead, it uses parallel waves, again like the Wave Rider.
In short The Wave Rider is one of the best cushioning shoes on the market. The Creation is its plusher upgrade. Need we say more?
Try it if you liked Mizuno Wave Creation (£85) and Wave Rider (£70); Adidas Equipment Exigence (£85, discontinued); Nike Air Exeter (£80)

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Hi, I've found a great bargin - Wave Creations for £50s, but before I make a special journey I wanted to ask you guys and gulls a question. I am an under-pronator who responds very badly to any stability features. Was injured a couple a months back, (I think), by the Adidas Supernovas. Is this a shoe suitable for underpronators, or are any other underpronators using them?

Posted: 02/01/2003 at 19:44

If it's any help. I'm a neutal runner, with fairly high arches and have had a pair of creations which have now reached the end of their life.
I found them to be extremely comfy and never gave me any bother.
Indeed, if it wasn't for their normally high price, and the fact that they don't seem to last as long as other makes i've worn, I 'd certainly have some more. If the place you can them for £50 does mail order, or is in Tyneside (ho ho ! ) let me know and I'll have a pair.

Posted: 03/01/2003 at 11:58

Good and bad news Ian, the deal is at Start Fitness and they do mail order but the offer only seems to be on the womens version.
Posted: 03/01/2003 at 12:27

Oh well, you cant have everything, but i may pop in next week anyway. Northern Runner in Newcastle has stopped doing Mizuno now. I hope you get what you want.

Posted: 03/01/2003 at 13:45

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