The new Mizuno Enerzy ‘signature’ running shoe debuts a fresh cushioning platform that will make its way into additional Mizuno products, including the Wave Rider 24. And it looks wild.
Mizuno leaves no doubt that it created something different when it launched the美津浓Enerzyrunning shoe last month. By devising a new Enerzy foam and midsole core material, which the brand claims improves softness and energy return at the same time, Mizuno launched this “signature” model to exaggerate the presence of the technology. And “exaggerate” might be an understatement.
In short:There’s no getting around the look of this mold-breaking model. And “polarizing” may be putting the aesthetic kindly. That said, the amplification of the cushioning technology focuses on the material that does feel soft, especially in the forefoot, even if the $300 (yes, you read that right) signature model itself comes across clunky.
美津浓EnerzyRunning Shoe: First Impressions
Granted, the美津浓Enerzysignature model wasn’t meant to look like the traditional design of aWave Rider 24, but rather to accentuate the use of the new technology and make us all take notice. Still, though, you’d think the boldness would equate to an immediate plush ride full of extra bounce. However, I didn’t feel that on my multiple 3- to 5-mile runs, largely on pavement.
不利的一面，13.3盎司的跑步鞋的笨重感导致什么，我觉得是因为圆角设计的稳定性问题。虽然它提供的平均脚跟缓冲和能量回归，我想很多其他的减震系统在市场上做的一样好一份工作 - 更好 - 我的缓冲脚跟，软化我的步骤，并提供了反弹。
While focusing solely on the cushioning in the early runs with the美津浓Enerzy，我成了用前脚掌减震更加印象深刻的里程相加，不是很怀疑脚跟缓冲。虽然我仍然没有达到被它折服的整体水平。
Fit & Feel
Mizuno used its WAVEKNIT upper for a sock-like fit that also reduces weight and allows for breathability. I’ve come to believe that runners are either a fan of the tight sock-like design or they aren’t. Personally, that isn’t the choice I go for.
Inside, the toebox was ideal and the upper fit well elsewhere on my feet. The heel sat comfortably in the design, and there was no sloppy movement of the foot.
Obviously, the traction pattern on the美津浓Enerzy远非传统，并在路面稍微不稳定的运行设计而成的圆润自然。穿过砾石和草短短绵延实际提供更多的稳定性，很大程度上是因为鞋底延伸，从而远远超出脚垫和Enerzy技术的设计吸收了地形起伏。
Should You Buy?
The Enerzy isn’t going to wow anyone coming to Mizuno from somewhere else, but with the impressive way the brand has improved forefoot cushioning and energy return in that area of the shoe, the Enerzy material could have some benefits — if used properly.
The美津浓Enerzy，虽然是声明鞋 - 无论是技术和美学 - 美津浓和已经完成了目标。它已经做了发言。
- 下降：10 mm
- Midsole:Enerzy foam
- 价钱：$ 300
Tim Newcomb is a Pacific Northwest-based journalist covering gear, shoes, and equipment. He explores the outdoors and the gear that makes it all easier, from trail runs in Chamonix, France, to mountain bike rides in Squamish, British Columbia, hikes in Brazil, paddles in Hawaii, and more than a few runs, hikes, and rides in the PNW.