Although slightly lighter and more responsive (just 10 mm drop), the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 gets closer to japanese brand's flagship the Wave Rider 18.
Current edition features a new upper and redesigned outsole from its predecessor the Wave Sayonara 2. In new upper the lateral logo is no longer printed on the highly breathable mesh but stitched to join lace area with sole wall for a better fit, removing stripe around the rearfoot. Outsole has been redesigned with blown rubber to deliver extra cushioning while new grooves provide more flexibility for smoother ride.
Thicker midsole wall helps to provide a better shock absorption with extremely light U4ic compound and well known Mizuno's Wave™, making gait cycle feel much simpler. As well as in its predecessor, internal stripes (DynamotionFit) wrap the foot following its movement featuring a secure transition to support your fast running.