The premium Mizuno Wave Mujin 3 is the most comfortable trail running shoe from the japanese brand. Ready for long off-road distances (like ultra marathons) the Wave Mujin 3 provides good protection against debris and sharp objects with specific plate. Together with lighter and more versatile Wave Daichi are the the first Mizuno models with outsoles based on Michelin™ (the well-known tyre manufacturer) technology for improved traction and grip. There is also available a Gore-Tex® (GTX) edition for enhanced protection under extreme weather condition.
Many changes compared to its predecessor Wave Mujin 2 with an upgraded upper based on same breathable AirMesh plenty of both stitched and fused reinforcements for snug fit and durability. Stability has been increased with plastic piece joining midfoot with heel counter. Internal strips Dynamotion Fit™ remain wrapping the foot featuring a more secure transition and bigger toe bumper provides good protection against external elements like rocks and brush.
The impressive midsole in Wave Mujin 3 keeps basic construction from smaller sibling Wave Daichi but in increased amount and with specific rock plate (ESS) in the forefoot to prevent stone bruising. Midsole introduces innovative U4icX™ layer on top for softer sock absorption and great comfort targeting heel strikers. Rest of midsole is made of full length AP+ and concave Wave™ in the rear side featuring reliable cushioning. Outsole has been redesigned following best practices from Michelin's off-road tyres (no Xtuds anymore) with specific rubber depending on the area for great traction and durability. Xta Groove in midfoot provides extra flexibility for uneven ground adaptation.