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For the overpronator looking for a plush trainer, the Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 offers maximum cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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Give your feet the comfort they deserve in the Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8. With a full-length wave plate and additional cushioning, this shoe delivers a resilient, protective ride that's as smooth as it is comfortable. With all that cushion, the Nirvana 8 still retains a great feel for the ground and excellent flexibility, to keep you in contact with the roads you love.

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Weight: 11.4 (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (31mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight

 

INTRODUCTION

The Nirvana 8 is a maximum feature, moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

CUSHIONING

  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride. 
  • VS-1 cushioning material in the heel provides additional shock absorption.
MIDSOLE
  • AP+ is Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for a lighter, more resilient ride.
  • Smooth Ride is a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel to toe ride.
  • Extended Wave Plate in the midfoot is an extension of the Mizuno Wave for increased torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.
  • Gender Engineering utilizes gender-specific attributes such as a wider base in men’s shoes and additional flex grooves in women’s shoes.
  • Intercool ventilation system in the midsole inhibits humidity buildup to keep feet cool and dry.
UPPER
  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is anti-microbial and moisture wicking for a healthy foot environment.
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
OUTSOLE
  • X10 located in the heel and forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.

Comments: Used to use them from April 1, 2012 till December 9, 2012. Finished 932 kilometers (580 miles), did not use them in any competition, just trainings. So they are very good shoes. Will order new pair soon as the first one is already broken. One training is about 5 kilometers (3.13 miles) till 13 kilometers (8.13 miles).
From: Sergey, Dnepropetrovsk, Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine

Comments: I am supremely disappointed with this shoe. I usually run in wave inspires, fell in love with the 8's and wanted to see if this could possibly be worth $40 more (retail). I couldn't be more wrong. Shin pains, heel pains, arch pains; this shoe should NOT be in the supportive category. I use the wave inspire 8's because i need some pronation control, and i thought these would be on par with Adidas Adistar Salvations or something, but no. These run just like a neutral shoe. If you have pronation problems and need support, look elsewhere. 

From: Tommy, Austin, TX, USA

Comments: Wow, what a brilliant shoe!  Good levels of firm but protective cushioning in both heel and forefoot.  Really nice forefoot flexibility and toe spring gives an impressively fast transition.  The new upper is way nicer than Nirvana 7's.  Nirvana 8 now feels really sleek on the foot and runs so much more lively than its 12 ounce weight suggests.  IMO a big improvement on Nirvanas 6 & 7.
From: Steven, Hobart, Australia

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+