After The Revolution: Fall 2012 Running Shoe Review

Editor’s Pick, Best Update: Mizuno Wave Precision 13, $110

9.6 oz.; 8.0 oz.

Fit: The Precision 13 has a traditional fit—snug in the heel and midfoot and a tad roomier in the forefoot—enhanced by a redesigned open mesh upper that promotes greater foot-to-ground proprioception and long-wearing comfort.

Feel: The Precision 13 has a step-in feel that inspires good form and fast running, both because of the low-to-the-ground proprioceptive feel and the responsive semi-firm feeling under the forefoot. Although it’s not a super-light shoe, it’s lighter than most of its mid-range contemporaries in the neutral cushioned category.

Ride: Because the Precision 13 is smartly proportioned with the right amount of cushioning relative to the weight of the shoe, it runs light and feels comfortably smooth at all speeds. The only minor drawback some of our wear-testers found with this shoe was its relatively high heel height and 13mm heel-toe drop, which made it prone to a heel-striking gait.

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