Mizuno Wave Precision 11–($97)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

Rolling this much comfort and support into such a lightweight package is an accomplishment that has our testers raining unanimous accolades. It’s ideal for fast-paced training sessions and those who want a stable and rather firm racing shoe with a snug, close fit and roomy toe box. The ride is springy. As one tester says of the flex performance: “It is just right, not too stiff but not so soft that I feel they are unsupportive.” The only question is whether to categorize them as flats or trainers—the answer being they are in between, depending on individual needs and preferences.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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