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Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 trail running shoe

Light, responsive racing/fast training shoe with good transition. 9mm offset doesn't seem that high. Well designed and crafted with attention to detail and an upper, especially in the black/red color combo, that is a work of art.


  • Light and responsive
  • Sufficient cushioning for up to half marathon
  • Beautiful appearance and performance, the best since the Wave Evo series


  • A little tight for anyone with a wide forefoot
  • Some stitching in the upper that can rub the wrong way

This is the most beautiful and artistic shoe from Mizuno since the late and lamented Wave Evo series. The upper is an absolute work of art, especially in the black/red color combo.  

Same excellent performance as in the first Hitogami, with changes mainly in the upper construction and appearance. The 9mm offset does not feel that high because of the snappy responsiveness. Fit is snug, especially if you have wide feet, but not unusual for a slightly beefed up racing flat design.  

A go-to shoe for tempo runs, intervals, and racing from 5K to half marathon. 

Feels great on the road and looks great in black jeans.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40, a steal IMHO.

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