Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost fantastic, 5 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas Running Shoes (Apparel)
On paper these are my ideal running shoes - wide toebox, 8mm padding in the sole, and 0mm drop (that is the heel and the midfoot are exactly the same height). And they... kind of deliver.

The upper is incredibly comfortable easily the best I have had on a shoe. The toebox is spot on. There is a slight problem in getting the shoes tight enough - either they feel too loose (and running down hills they slip a little), or the laces have to be tightened up way more than is completely comfortable.

The sole is surprising, despite only 8mm padding they feel like they have much more cushioning - very comfortable. It also isn't quite as flexible as you might expect from a minimalist shoe - a little more like a racing flat than a 'barefoot' shoe. Despite the 0mm drop, there is a slight increase in height under the arch - not the most intrusive arch support, but I'd prefer it wasn't there. Although noticeable, I haven't had any discomfort so far - but your mileage may vary.

You'll note I haven't mentioned the look of the shoes - um... purple and orange. Yeah.

In conclusion, these are one of the best shoes I've tried (running just behind the excellent New Balance MR00 - but that may change once I have more miles on them). With a few minor tweaks - the sole being flattened out under the arch, some improvements to the lacing, and some more 'traditional' colour schemes - these would be totally perfect.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Out of stock
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 177,383