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With support for the moderate to severe overpronator, the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12 is a protective trainer featuring moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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For a supportive ride that won't weigh you down, the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 12 is here for you. A wave plate in the midsole works hard to correct over pronation without being bulky or heavy. The heel-to-toe ride is smooth and seamless, and the midsole gives a close feel for the ground, to keep you connected to the roads you love.

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Weight: 11.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (31mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to high volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium low
  • Arch Structure: Low-medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Alchemy 12 is a moderate feature, maximum support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

CUSHIONING

  • Mizuno Wave extends from the heel to the midfoot and is composed of an elastic thermal plastic material shaped in a composite double fan wave pattern. This corrugated design allows for vertical deformation during heel strike to absorb impact while reducing pronation.
  • VS-1 is positioned in the heel to further provide shock absorption.
MIDSOLE
  • AP is a full length midsole copolymer material that provides lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning.
  • Smooth Ride is located at the lateral heel and across the entire forefoot and is a gender specific network of grooves to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition to create a smooth ride.
  • Extended Wave Plate is located at the bottom of the midfoot and is an extension of the Mizuno Wave. It preserves the torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.
  • Intercool is a full length ventilation system that allows heat and humidity from inside the shoe to exit via ports located in the midsole of the heel.
UPPER
  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Mizuno logo is located at both the medial and lateral sides and functions to help hold the foot in place.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is an anti-microbial and moisture wicking insole that promotes a healthy environment for feet.
  • Dynamotion Fit is Mizuno's design philosophy to create optimal fit with stretch material located in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
OUTSOLE
  • X10 is located in the heel and forefoot for enhanced traction and is composed of durable carbon rubber.
  • Sensor Point is located in the medial heel and throughout the forefoot. It is a lugged system that connects the Wave plate to the ground to increase stability and traction.

Comments: I'm new to marathon training and I picked this shoe up to help with my pronation issues. I had been running in an old beat up pair of Nike runners and two pairs of Saucony shoes that I've learned weren't good for my feet. These Alchemy 12's were a perfect fix for my overpronation issues. They're comfortable, breath well, and aren't too heavy for the amount of cushioning provided. I'll definitely be watching for the Alchemy 13's.
From: J, NJ, USA. June 24th 201

Comments: Alchemy 12 works for flexible arches....I like this shoe better than Mizuno 7....seems more cushioned. Both shoes take time to break in so don't give up on them...they are both firm and the Alchemy 12 can be used for injury prone runners. These are keepers.
From: Shoutscout, Northern California

Comments: Love it.....awesome feel and light ! Best Wave Alchemy I have had in awhile!
From: Matt, Nebraska

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+