Mizuno Wave Enigma 2 Running Shoes

Nov 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

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One tester summed it up best: “A fast shoe trapped in a cruiser’s body.” A fat tongue, thick foam, and stiff forefoot make the Wave Enigma 2 a supportive shoe for long hauls, while the bouncy TPU “wave plate” stretching from heel to toe gives it energetic instincts. Minor gripe: the outsole’s deep flex grooves can feel blocky on tarmac. 11.6 oz; 12-mm heel-to-toe drop.