Comments: I have never ran in Mizuno's before and tried these shoes out and loved them. I run alot and decided to try something new. I had the chance to buy these interesting looking shoes and had found that, they felt and ran great! I noticed personally while running a Ragnar that they didn't have that much grip and traction going up gravel roads, but found it was excellent on the roads! I love the style of this light weight shoe, its unique with the numbers! To cut to the chase, I plan on wearing them on my upcoming Ragnar in August, because they are awesome! (I don't think that they will last real long because of the thin soul, but if your looking for a quick shoe for a PR race, get them because they are light and quick!)
From: Christian, Blanding, UT, USA. July 30th 2014
Comments: I love the 5. Been wearing the MWU's for full marathons since the 3's. I just ran the Boston Marathon 2014 in the 5's. Wouldn't run without them.
From: Roy. June 10th 2014
Comments: I ran in one 10k in these and the upper tore where the sole meets the upper. I could have had a bad pair but I would not recommend these if you plan on running in them more than once.
From: Michael, New York
Comments: I've been running in the Universe since the 2 and this is by far the best of them all. For as lightweight as it is, it provides ample support and tremendous shock absorption while remaining ultra flexible. Grip is similar to the 4, which is far better than one would believe by only looking at the tread design. I've used the 5 on both roads and trails and it has performed masterfully. It has also worked well on hot road conditions, with my longest run in them being 16 miles. Pavement heat effect is pretty similar to the 4. Sizing runs pretty true to former Universe models. This is a very exciting shoe!
From: George, Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA