Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 {review}

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mizuno because of my relationship with Fitfluential. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.

I wouldn’t say I’m a “runner”, but I will say that I do enjoy running and like to incorporate it into my weekly workouts. It gives me time to think and it challenges me because running isn’t an “easy” workout for me. I’m not one who can just lace up and head out for a 6-10 mile run; 3-5 miles is generally my “happy” number of miles to cover in any particular workout.


I have probably 10+ pairs of cross-training sneakers, but when it comes to running sneakers, I had seriously been neglecting my poor feet! I was running in old Nike sneakers that looked great, but probably were not the most supportive sneakers for me to run in, so I have to say I was pretty stoked to get to try out the new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 sneakers! I had never owned or run in a pair of Mizuno’s before, but had always assumed they were good because it seems like all “runners” are wearing them!


These feel entirely different than the running sneakers I was previously wearing, but I think that’s a good thing because it literally feels like I’m running on air with these Mizuno’s. Running is a very high-impact sport, but these sneakers help to minimize the shock from the impact as your feet hit the pavement or treadmill.  I’ve noticed a big change in the way my feet and legs feel as I’m running in them because of all the nice cushioning! It just feels easier, which is never a bad thing.


They’re a snug fit, but in a way where it feels like they were made for my feet since they hug to them so well. The laces are also awesome because they never come untied during a run! I HATE when that happens!!



Some details from the company regarding these shoes:

Wave Enigma 5: Soften the Road Ahead

Max cushioning. That’s what you’ll get with this neutral women’s running shoe from Mizuno. With new midsole cushioning and a new premium sock liner, the Wave Enigma 5 also provides maximum shock attenuation, which helps soften the road ahead for a more efficient run. Now that’s max comfort.


  • New u-shape full-length parallel wave provides the Mizuno trademark responsive feel.
  • Combination of new u4icX and u4ic midsole foam provide cushioning.
  • Upgraded upper materials, including extra breathable mesh, provide a glove-like fit.
  • 8.8 ounce

All in all, I’m a big fan of these sneakers and so excited that I had the chance to try them out. I’ve run in them probably 10+ times already and it’s safe to say I am officially a Mizuno running sneaker convert. Next time you’re in the market for a new running shoe, I highly suggest testing a pair of these bad boys out.


If you’re looking for a way to mix up your running, try some of these workouts
Run/Walk & Park Boot Camp Circuit
Run/Walk & Superset Workout
4 Move Mini Strength Sets & A Treadmill Workout

Questions for you: What’s your favorite running shoe brand? What’s your “go-to” mileage for a run?


3 thoughts on “Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 {review}

  1. briana1010 says:

    My favorite was Asics. They’re the most comfortable on me, but don’t support all my foot injuries. I currently have Mizuno Wave Inspires for my short runs, which I love, and Brooks Addiction, which give me more support and motion control for my long runs.

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