Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3

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Mizuno was founded in the first decade of the 20th century and since then has been building its way up to the top brands if the sports world. That could only happen thanks to being loyal to their statement of “contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports”. The brand has sponsored lots of sports events around the world and have dedicated to research and apply cutting-edge technology to the sports world.

That is how Mizuno came out with the Wave Sayonara 3, a product with features that enhance your performance using unique technology. The lightweight construction and the ample padding in the shoes will ensure peak performance can be achieved while ensuring the wearer’s body is well-protected. The U4ic and Parallel Wave heel technologies ensure excellent shock absorption and durability. The X10 outsole is made out of carbon rubber providing grip and additional durability. The upper features AIRmesh material and ensures adequate ventilation is achieved. The shoe’s SmoothRide feature helps to provide a smooth ride with every step.

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 combines top technologies to give you the smoothest run, that for us, position them within the top 5 Mizuno running shoes.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Very durable
  • Provides a smooth ride
  • lightweight
  • Fast, responsive and light ride
  • Parallel Wave technology
  • great cushioning
Cons
  • Not very flexible
  • Wider widths not available
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Mizuno Sayonara 3 are neutral shoes that also include Mizuno's X10 technology. The outsoles are composed of carbon rubber which helps to add traction underfoot and ensure the shoe can last a long time. The X10 component of the outsole enhances the durability, especially in places that often see the most wear. The material, however, does not sacrifice flexibility.

The Mizuno Sayonara 3 outsoles are perfect for those without a traditional heel strike. They'll enable you to focus on our run and stop worrying about what's on your feet.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Mizuno has been using U4ic technology for several years now. It's a technology often used in some of the brand's most coveted models. The material, included in the midsole, provides shock attenuation while also delivering longevity to the shoe's cushioning. The material is lightweight and allows the shoe to carry a weight of at least 30% than other similarly cushioned Mizuno models.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Wave Sayonara 3 mirrors the anatomical construction of a person's muscles and skin with its light DynamotionFit technology, giving the shoes a close to the skin feel. The upper genuinely moves with you. The arrangement of the Wave Sayonara 3 upper makes it a shoe that works with your foot from heel strike to mid-stroll to toe off. As your foot bends, contorts, and reaches out in every movement, the shoe upper moves with you. The Flex Eyelets fused on the shoe, help keep your heel stable all through your stroll by empowering the upper to expand and contract as required. The Stretch Mesh avoids trouble and even blisters exceptionally at toe-off.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The weight per shoe of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 is 8.4 oz. The shoes are lightweight and provide a comfortable running experience. They also ensure comfortability and offer up great protective features via the midsole cushioning and responsive upper.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathable shoes aim to keep your feet from overheating and wick away your sweat rapidly in order to diminish your chances of becoming uncomfortable during your run. Being sweat soaked while running can be awkward, can create rankles that can end up sidelining you.

It is essential in warmer conditions as well as during colder weather bouts to have properly ventilating shoes. The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 is accompanied by the AIRmesh innovation which breaths better than similar shoes. The DynamotionFit of the shoes likewise gives you a prevalent feelingsecond-skin while at the same time sufficiently ventilating to provide comfort in a variety of conditions.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Featuring an X10 outsole as well as a U4ic outfitted midsole, the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 provides comfortability and ensures excellent performance. The shoe also features the DyanmotionFit upper. All the shoe's materials come together to provide a nice fit that drastically reduces the chances to getting blisters that will stop you in your tracks. Three-quarters of the upper is composed of synthetic materials while the other remaining quarter features mesh to help the wearer's foot breathe.

Style
Style

Style

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 is only offered in three styles for men: Vibrant Orange/Silver, Bright Lime/Black and Black/Atomic Blue, and 2 colorways for women: Pink/White and Malibu Blue/Pink. The shoe's aesthetic screams 'fast and sexy'. The marks on the upper look as if they're intended to evoke a feeling of speed.
The shoes will ensure your runs feel speedy and they'll also make YOU look fast!
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 is built using quality materials. This makes the shoe adequately resistant when it comes to wear and tear. The shoe's durability doesn't compromise the shoe's ability to flex, though. The upper DynamotionFit technology and the shoe's outsole, outfitted with X10, ensure you're getting a very durable shoe with the Sayonara 3.
Protection
Protection

Protection

You'll feel well-protected in the Wave Sayonara 3. The shoe protects the wearer all along the length of the shoe. The materials in the shoe are durable but also provide comfort. The midsole's U4ic materials, as well as the heel's Parallel Wave construction, ensure adequate padding underfoot. The Wave component is intended to mimic the foot's natural response to each footfall and disperse the forces of impact throughout the length of the foot.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Thanks to the various technologies used by Mizuno in the Wave Sayonara 3, the shoe offers excellent control. You'll experience a smooth ride on a variety of surfaces and inclines. In varying weather conditions, the shoe also performs quite well. The shoe performs best in terms of responsiveness when the ground is flat. The shoe's sleek fit ensures the wearer feels supported and the Wave technology helps to enhance the wearer's feeling of control when moving forward.

Support
Support

Support

The Parallel Wave, X10 and U4ic technologies used in the Wave Sayonara 3 help to support the wearer's foot. Even though this is a neutral shoe, there's enough support to adequately serve the runner that does not overpronate. If you're not sure what category you fall into, find a local running shop and ask for their expertise.

Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 can run on various surfaces. It's best to keep them for even terrain and avoid off-road running. The wetness of surfaces isn't important, though, since the shoe provides great traction. Whatever the weather patterns, the shoes can also ensure maximum breathability.


Price
Price

Price

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 has an average price tag of about $90 USD. Prices in the neutral shoe category vary from $40 to beyond $200. This makes the Sayonara 3 a great buy.

Traction
Traction

Traction

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3's X10 outsole is composed of carbon rubber. This special material enhances grip and ensures the longevity of the shoe. The shoe also features a component on its side to dampen the forces of impact and reduce overall flexion for a more natural toe-off feeling. In terms of traction on pavement, the shoe performs well above average.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Wave Sayonara has lost a bit of its flexibility in this third update. They do still have some degree of ability to flex but it's been reduced. Instead, Mizuno has upgraded the protective features in the shoe. The U4ic midsole offers better protection than before. Mizuno reduced the overall flexibility but injected more cushioning to improve the padding underfoot.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Because of the DymanotionFit upper as well as the U4ic cushioning, the Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 fits the wearer's foot just right. The shoe's excellent grip ensures wearers feel stable as well.

Drop
Drop

Drop

The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 has about a 10mm drop. The height of the heel is 29mm and the forefoot stack is about 19mm. Offering speed and control, the Sayonara is a great standard drop shoe.

Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Shoes can be worn casually

•Responsive, soft U4ic midsole cushioning

•Speed-focused trainer featuring a breathable dual-tone upper with minimal friction

•Constructed using vegan materials

•DynamotionFit with great breathability and second-skin feeling

•Well-cushioned tongue and heel collar
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

The neutral Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 shoe is composed of quality materials and offer up a durable ride. The affordable price tag makes this lightweight trainer a good choice for those concerned with overall value. The U4ic midsole distributed the forces of impact efficiently and the shoe's rubber outsole protects underfoot. Perfect for runners seeking a fairly light shoe model, that can offer flexibility with a mild amount of cushioning underfoot. The shoe can go from speedwork to daily training runs quite easily. Suitable for hard runs thanks to its lightweight construction the shoe can also go the distance.