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A zero drop shoe with a bit of protection from the ground, the Mizuno Wave Cursoris offers minimal cushioning and a firm ride.



Zero offset design meets protection from the hard ground in the Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris. Optimized for the midfoot striker, this shoe features forefoot Wave technology provides cushioning and a smooth ride, while high density outsole rubber in key areas increase durability. A wide forefoot platform delivers a stable underfoot feel and a roomy fit that allows for natural toe splay. Breathable mesh in the upper ensures lasting comfort so you can focus on the run ahead.

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Weight: 5.7 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


The Wave Evo Cursoris is a minimum featured, minimum neutral shoe designed for daily training or racing.


  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the midfoot to forefoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride. 


  • AP+ is Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for a lighter, more resilient ride.


  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Oblique Toe Shape allows for natural toe splay during toe-off.
  • Flat forefoot last provides a flat platform to allow for an even toe-off along the width of the foot.
  • Standard Sockliner provides underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • X10 located in the forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: My first pair of Mizunos. Love the fit, nice roomy toe box and forefoot but snug elsewhere.
From: Lexi, San Bernardino, Ca.

Comments: Love it so far! My former shoe was the Altra Torin. I have extreme bunions and the Cursoris has a flexible mesh upper that allows my toes to 'poke' through. With the Torin and prior to that the Asics Gel Nimbus, I had to wear silicon toe caps and still had toe pain with any distance over 6 miles. No toe pain so far with the Cursoris. I've only run about 50 miles so cannot speak to durability but I plan to buy another pair in case they discontinue the meshy upper on the Cursoris.
From: Julie, Santa Cruz, CA

Comments: I have been running in these since January as a replacement for the Vibram FiveFingers, which I have been advised by an orthopedist I shouldn't wear anymore. I LOVE them - roomy toebox, comfortable, perfect for my forefoot striking - but I have one big issue. The outsole is wearing WAY too quickly at the outer toe. I typically run no more than 10-12 miles in a week and had to replace these shoes after only four months (so not even 200 miles). Rather upsetting considering the cost, but I have yet to find another pair of minimalist shoes that make me as happy as these do, so I'll suck it up - just be warned!
From: Rachael, Greensboro, NC, USA