Mizuno Wave Phantom £59.99


Posted: 16 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 257g
Evaluation The Phantom was a great marathon racing shoe, and having remained unchanged for years, its rearfoot cushioning has finally been augmented with Mizuno’s rippled plastic cushioning plate. The plate extends around the sides of the midfoot to add stability, but this is certainly not a model for anyone with biomechanical problems. The foot sits relatively high off the ground for a racing shoe, and the midfoot plate doesn’t actually stop the shoe twisting very much.
The Wave Phantom is lighter than the original, making it only 17g heavier than Mizuno’s new £50 Wave Goodbye – so which should you choose? If you want distinctly softer cushioning, pick the Wave Phantom. That makes it a better distance-racing shoe. The Wave Goodbye has a faster, more responsive feel, though, because it’s firmer and your foot sits lower to the ground in it.

Previous article
Adidas A3 £99.99
Next article
Asics Gel Preleus £75

Mizuno Wave Phantom
TwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggRedditGoogle

Discuss this article

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member

Smart Coach
Free, fully-personalized training plans, designed to suit your racing goals and your lifestyle.