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Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 6

Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 6
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Sometimes non-spectacular is all you need in running; this goes about its everyday life without standing out from the crowd. But what you get is cushioning, support and good service. No real complaints.

Mens Mizuno Wave Enigma 6

Sometimes non-spectacular is all you need in running; this goes about its everyday life without standing out from the crowd. But what you get is cushioning, support and good service. No real complaints.
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Our verdict

The Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 is a premium neutral running shoe best suited for daily training and a neutral foot motion. Now at a great price.

  • Positive
  • Fit
  • Cushioning
  • Adaptability to different surfaces
  • Negative
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Price

First impressions

Updates to the Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 include a new semi stretch mesh for this cushioned everyday shoe for the neutral runner. It’s a soft, well cushioned shoe sits on a stable base. An alternative is the Nike Pegasus 33.

First Impressions? Our test team all had pretty good first impressions. It is not overly outstanding in terms of looks but it is clear its a more than capable everyday shoe for neutral runners.


Mizuno has been hard at work to make this shoe even more road-friendly. Underneath, there’s a full-length foam unit that delivers response and cushioning in the form of U4ic. The lighter U4icxX sits under the heel for a soft underfoot experience. As you would expect, the Wave – a thermal plastic unit – runs from heel to mid-foot to provide flexibility and absorb impact on landing. The Extended Wave Plate delivers torsional rigidity, which helps in achieving a smoother and more efficient heel-to-toe transition.

Underneath all of this sits an X-10 outsole unit with is durable and provides good traction on a number of surfaces. This isn’t a trail shoe, but it can cope! Flex grooves add to that flex feel. The 12mm heel to toe drop is a favourite with Mizuno and very good for most runners.


Mizuno uses its Dynamotion Fit to provide a soft, supportive home for your feet. An open mesh ensures breathability and ventilation – your feet won’t get hot in these shoes. Expect snug, secure and temperature regulated. The laces work with the synthetic overlays to secure all of this even more.


A good every day shoe. Beginner 10km runners will enjoy the flexibility and cushioning, more advanced runners will appreciate the way the shoe works over a number of different surfaces for a good training companion.

How was the Mizuno Wave Engima 6 for you? Let us know, we’d love to report your findings.

Technical info


Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating excellent shock absorption and well-cushioned ride. 

Extended Wave Plate in the midfoot is an extension of the Mizuno Wave for increased torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.

U4ic is a lightweight midsole that provides optimal shock absorption, durability and a resilient ride.

U4icX in the heel and forefoot is a lighter, more cushioned version of U4ic that delivers increased responsiveness with a soft, pillowy underfoot feel.

Smooth Ride is a gender-specific network of grooves that minimizes acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel-to-toe ride.


X10 located in the heel and forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.


Open mesh comprises the upper and provides exceptional breathability.

Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.

Mizuno logo located on the medial and lateral sides helps hold the foot in place.

OrthoLite Sockliner is an anti-microbial and moisture wicking insole that promotes a healthy environment for feet.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2016
Season Autumn
Current model
Release date 2016
RRP £135.00
Weight 11.8oz. / 337g
Heal Drop 12mm


Shoe Type
Motion Control
Light Trail
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