Now lighter than ever. A combination of a solid rubber/blown forefoot outside design gives maximum cushioning, durability, and optimal flexibility. A top of the range offering from Mizuno. The Wave Nivana 8 offers maximum cushioning and support with enhanced smoothness and fit. The NEW updated Mizuno Nirvana 8. An extremely cushioned shoe offering amazing support for moderate over pronation. Not only is this shoe much lighter than its predecessors, it also offers additional, new technology. The Wave Nivana 8, like many of Mizuno's newer additions ,this shoe offers the benefits of being gender engineered. Based on biomechanical research into the differences between mens and womens gait. Mizuno constructs the Midsole/Outsole of each gender differently to improve the ride, performance and comfort. In addition to this, the Wave Nivana also offers Mizuno Intercool technology.