MIZUNO – SKY WAVEKNIT 3
by MELANIE MITCHELL | JUNE 2019
MIZUNO WAVE SKY WAVEKNIT 3
JACKRABBIT STAFF WEIGH IN
The Mizuno Sky Waveknit 3 is one of the most exciting and innovative shoes from Mizuno in several years. With a brand new shoe, it's all in the testing and hearing back from those who are trying out the new style. Change is good for our feet as well as for our minds. And with that mantra, we asked runners at our JackRabbit HQ to slip on the Mizuno Sky Waveknit 3 for the first time and test them on their chosen running routes, training and trails.
What to know more about this brand new style? Read our full review of the Mizuno Sky Waveknit 3 here.
MIZUNO WAVE SKY WAVEKNIT 3: OUR RUNNERS SPEAK OUT
ALEX: JACKRABBIT MERCH TEAM
So far the Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 has performed well as a running, walking, and general exercise shoe. The heel feels very cushioned which is great for heel-striking runners like myself. Also, the knit throughout the shoe gives it a very lightweight feel and allows breathability during movement. Not to mention, they're pretty stylish as an all-around everyday shoe.
One thing that I've noticed with the shoe, however, is that when the tongue is pulled up all the way, it seems to be somewhat narrow and you can see a small portion of your socks. This isn't a big enough issue to dock points, though.
MICHELLE: JACKRABBIT HR TEAM
The Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 is true to size and accommodates my wider foot comfortably. I like that there are some neutral color choices following a season of bright colors everywhere. The upper construction is a comfortable knit that feels secure on my foot but has not caused any pinch-points or rubbing.
The midsole is not overly cushiony, but provides adequate cushion and feels stable and neutral under my foot. I felt solid in my gait and didn’t have any issues with my feet pronating or supinating in these as I have with some of my other more cushioned shoes.
The sole was noticeably noisy the first couple of days announcing my arrival everywhere I went, but quieted down after a couple of days. Overall, they feel good on the feet and I would buy them again.
HANNAH: JACKRABBIT FINANCE TEAM
The Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 is a great everyday shoe that also performs well on runs. These shoes are extremely comfortable, true to size, and the color goes with everything, so I’ve enjoyed wearing them as walking shoes throughout the day.
So far, I’ve worn them on short to medium-length runs, and I’ve been impressed with the springiness and support. The cushioning provides stability without feeling heavy. I don’t think these will be my go-to shoes for speed work or racing, but I love them as a versatile pair that can transition easily from my morning runs to everyday wear.
GABI: JACKRABBIT DIGITAL TEAM
Lightweight & fits comfortably. Great for someone with a high arch like myself as it 'hugs' my foot and the extra cushion on the heel is nice as it rolls your foot forward when walking. This shoe is perfect if you are going to be walking a lot during the day. I wouldn't however choose it to run in it as it is a little too tight across the top of my foot and cushioned lots on bottom so it is hard to feel the ground.
AMY: JACKRABBIT OPERATIONS TEAM
Lightweight & fits comfortably. Great for someone with a high arch like myself as it 'hugs' my foot and the extra cushion on the heel is nice as it rolls your foot forward when walking.
This shoe is perfect if you are going to be walking a lot during the day. I wouldn't however choose it to run in it as it is a little too tight across the top of my foot and cushioned lots on bottom so it is hard to feel the ground.
DESTINI: JACKRABBIT DESIGN TEAM
Wave Sky is one of the softest shoes I have run in so far. They have doughy step-in feel that is great for tired feet and long walks.
When running I did appreciate the softness of the insole but lost a little bit of energy return because of it. Great walking shoe and pretty good running shoe if your looking for that cushion feel.
KEVIN: JACKRABBIT FINANCE TEAM
This shoe runs true to size and fits nice and snug. It has a comfortable cushion in the sole to keep you running longer. Highly recommend this versatile shoe, for both training and running purposes. Not to mention the sleek style too! Despite the elevated heel it's still lightweight.
KRISTYN: JACKRABBIT DESIGN TEAM
This shoe fit like a glove! The Waveknit upper was super soft, and when paired with the cushioning underfoot, my feet felt springy, comfortable and secure. These shoes were ready to go right out of the box and there wasn’t any break-in period.
I took them for a test run on my usual 3-mile route and my feet felt good enough to tack on an extra mile!
AMY: JACKRABBIT MERCHANDISING TEAM
I wore my Wave Sky Waveknit running around the park, and then met up with my volleyball team afterwards to play a few games. Definitely a comfortable and versatile shoe. I would say they're a little snug across the top, especially near my toes, but it wasn't anything that deterred me from wearing them/running in them. Great for an everyday shoe as well.
I was surprised that such a comfortable knit top shoe could also feel very supportive! Sometimes you don't get both qualities in a running shoe. Very happy with my Waveknits.
TAMI: JACKRABBIT FINANCE TEAM
This is a comfortable shoe with moderate cushion which is great for walking. It worked for me when running shorter distances -10k or less.
Across the top of my foot they were a little snug when running but didn't bother me when wearing them for “everyday” walking. I would buy these again for regular daily use.
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