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Combining high mileage comfort with support for overpronation, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 offers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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The Mizuno Inspire 8 brings you the perfect balance of cushion and responsiveness in a shoe. Its light, springy feel is complimented by a well cushioned midsole, for a silky smooth ride that will take you further than ever before. Moderate support works to correct over-pronation and keep feet in line; to keep you running comfortably and worry-free.

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Weight: 8.8 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (32mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

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

INTRODUCTION

The Inspire 8 is a moderate 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.
  • Intercool ventilation system in the midsole inhibits humidity buildup to keep feet cool and dry.
  • Gender Engineering utilizes gender-specific attributes such as a wider base in men’s shoes and additional flex grooves in women’s shoes.
UPPER
  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is anti-microbial and moisture wicking for a healthy foot environment.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • X10 is located in the heel and forefoot for enhanced traction and is composed of durable carbon rubber.

Comments: I am disappointed in the new Inspire this year.  The last 3 years of the Mizuno Wave Inspire have been great! The 8 seems to be a bit more narrow, heavier and less cushion than the past years.  Sometimes I hate it when companies change a shoe.
From: Christina, Stillwater, OK, US


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+