The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 is a versatile running shoe with great value for money. Plenty of cushioning it is a great choice for runners looking for mild pronation support in daily workouts and long distances up to marathon. Less popular than its counterpart for neutral runners Wave Ultima 8, the Wave Inspire 13 is one step below the premium Wave Paradox 3 within Mizuno's running shoes catalogue.
Major change compared to its predecessor Wave Inspire 12 is the redesigned upper for increased breathability. Dual layer AIRmesh (with DynamotionFit™ in internal area for snug fit) is more open in the forefoot for improved comfort while several stitched elements including Mizuno logo provide good consistency. Removable OrthoLite® insole not only features extra cushioning but also moisture management and antimicrobial properties.
Rest of Wave Inspire 13 keep its midsole U4ic platform for softer response and double fan Wave® to provide a stable ride increasing torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot. Like in many Mizuno models like in the popular Wave Rider 20, U4icX chunck in the heel offers increased cushioning and improved shock absorption. Outsole does not change keeping SmoothRide™ for good flexibility and harder rubber (X10) in more exposed areas for longer durability.