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A road racing shoe with a bit of overpronation support, the Mizuno Wave Musha 5 offers minimal cushioning and a semi-firm ride. 



If you're seeking a lightweight performance but don't want to sacrifice overpronation support, the Mizuno Wave Musha 5 delivers. With a low platform and responsive ride, this road racing shoe offers just enough cushioning for longer races without weighing you down. A breathable mesh upper with soft suede overlays holds the foot securely, and a carbon rubber outsole offers excellent grip and durability. Look to the Musha 5 for speedwork and races up to the marathon. 

Model Number:

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Weight: 6.2 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (13mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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


The Wave Musha 5 is a minimum feature, minimum support shoe designed for racing.


  • 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 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.
  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Standard Sockliner provides underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • X10 located in the heel and 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: This is about the most comfortable lightweight trainer I've ever worn. (I emphasize the lightweight because there will always be plenty of 12oz pillow-bricks you can strap your feet into.) Some cushioning, no control to speak of, but not purely neutral either because the wide plate is supportive and minimizes lateral roll, if that's the correct jargon. I thought my colorway˜electric-blue, pink, and sumi-brush-black˜was the ugliest design conceivable. I was really hoping to a return to the Musha red/yellow scheme of two or three years back. But now I've come full circle and really love the design. I find them very stylish and wonder why strangers don't compliment them more.
From: Margot, New York, NY