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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: 9.7 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium-low
  • 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: I have very flat feet with moderate late over pronation. I found the toe box to be very roomy, which I liked. The cushioning and support were great. The only thing I didn't like about them was the arch had a high bump just behind the first metatarsal head giving it a very unnatural feel. I compared them to the inspire 9. The inspire had a better arch for flat feet, but the toe box was significantly narrower. If the nirvanas had the arch of the inspire they would have been a keeper. Sending the nirvana back. May keep the inspire. I usually wear a 9.5 in Asics, but had to order a 10 in Mizuno.
From: Cm, VT


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+