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The Mizuno Universe has garnered a huge following among runners looking for light shoes with a tremendous feel for the road. The super light Universe 4 will carry the mantle without missing a step. So whether you want a racer to help you set that next 5K PR or a terrific shoe in the minimal realm, the Universe 4 is a great choice.
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Weight: 3.9 oz (size 9)
Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (14mm); non-removable insole
Sizing is based on the men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe
How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium
- Sizing: Standard running shoe length
- Heel: Medium
- Midfoot: Medium volume
- Forefoot: Medium to wide
- Toe-Box height: Medium
- Arch structure: Low height
- Release date: January 2012
- Model discontinued: Unknown
- Heritage: Wave Universe 3
The Wave Universe 4 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing. It is built with a curved shape.
- Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
- AP is a full length copolymer midsole that provides lightweight, responsive, and durable cushioning.
- 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.
- AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
- Printed Overlays are located at both the medial and lateral sides and help hold the foot in place.
- Standard Sockliner provides underfoot comfort.
- Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
- G3 Sole is a lightweight rubber dot pattern in the forefoot for increased grip and flexibility.
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