Mizuno Wave Stealth 3
Star rating 2.5/5
Official Site Mizuno Squash
While the name sounds a little like something from a Metal Gear Solid computer game, the Mizuno Wave Stealth 3 are a cross sport shoe, aiming at handball and squash players.
Made with a patented ‘Plate’ design to uniformly disperse shock throughout the sole and enhancing stability with a ‘Dynamotion fit’ which works with your foot’s natural gait.
Heavier than most squash shoes, the increased weight in the Wave Stealth is immediately noticeable and can take a little pace out of those players who rely on rapid movement around court – however this does result in an incredibly durable shoe.
You can feel the shoe’s technology at work during play as it provided ample flexibility whilst still delivering a level of cushioning and shock absorption well above expectation but the weight takes away an element of manoeuvrability.
Heavier than many of the competition, the Mizuno finds itself lagging behind when placed next to Salming or Hi-Tec models in particular in terms of movement. However the durability of the shoe, combined with it’s relatively understated aesthetic, mean this shoe is perfect for a buyer who wants a long-lasting product that still delivers quality.
- Good size-related fitting
- Narrower than normal forefoot space
- Average toe room
- Good heel padding
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