Mizuno Wave Precision 13
9.6 oz.; 8.0 oz.
Fit: A traditional fit—snug in the heel and mid-foot and a tad roomier in the forefoot—has been enhanced by a redesigned open mesh upper with a lower heel collar, 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. One tester called the shoe “perfect for fast sessions on the roads and tempo runs.” It’s lighter than most of its mid-range contemporaries in the neutral cushioned category, although still not super-light.
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 shoe’s propensity for heel striking, due to its surprisingly high heel height, was the only drawback some of our wear-testers found.