Seize the Advantage. Lighter, faster, more stable. The all-new WAVE EXCEED TOUR comes equipped with an ultra-lightweight sole and D-flex Groove in the midfoot, allowing you to turn and accelerate with maximum power. Superior cushioning and flexible fit keep you comfortable and stable throughout the match.

  • Diagonal D-flex Groove in the midfoot area allows players to turn at top speed and power
  • New last provides a precise fit in the heel and midfoot area
  • Lightweight sole supports fast, efficient movment across the court
  • Mizuno Wave technology provides extra cushioning in the rearfoot and keeps the ankle perfectly positioned

 

Weight 350g
Arch Normal
Colour True Blue/White (27)
Widths: Not available
SKU 61GA207027
Brand Mizuno
Shipping Weight 1.4800kg
Unit Of Measure ea

Contender for best court shoe

By: on 10 May 2020
Of the current range of tennis shoes available on the market, I’ve had Nike Air Zoom Zero, Adidas Ubersonic 3 and Asics Court FF2 (Court Novak). I find Nike shoes generally too low for arch support (had previous gen Vapor, Air Zoom arch is better but an uncomfortable shoe if you don’t have narrow feet). Adidas are more comfortable but the new mesh-only uppers start to give after a while and you don’t have that locked down feel. Also the foot feels like it rides slightly higher in the shoe, so depending on preference you might not feel as supported in fast lateral movements (although I found the lateral support sufficient). I was using the Asics Court FF2 as this had the best blend of support, cushioning and fit of all the shoes I tried to date, however as I get older I find I need more cushioning in the forefoot but still need a high performance shoe. The Court FF2s are slightly lacking in this department for me - if I were 10 years younger they would probably be fine. Enter the Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 4. For context, I had the Wave Tour 2 but found the forefoot a fraction too narrow and rigid (did not soften after a number of wears) for my failing left foot to handle. These are a different shoe altogether. My left foot must be ever-so slightly bigger, as my left toe was a little uncomfortable pressing against the toe box initially, but wearing them for a few hours with the laces loose resolved this. On court they are literally the most cushioned shoe I have ever worn; normally great shoes have heel support but have a little less in the forefoot. The Wave Exceed Tour 4s solve this dilemma by having great cushioning in both the fore and rear foot. Stability is great, probably slightly less than my Court FF2s but still more than sufficient for quick lateral changes in direction. The foot feels like it sits slightly higher in the shoe, but not as much as the Ubersonic 3s. This shoe also goes against the current trend of a bootie sock fit (terrible to get your foot in on the Zoom Air Vapor, easier on Asics and Adidas), but the tongue is connected to the shoe sides so it isn’t as loose as a traditional shoe tongue is. This does mean you might have to tighten your laces occasionally, but that’s a small price to pay for the benefits of this shoe. As such, this is my new shoe of choice. If you’re in the market for a high performance, incredibly comfortable tennis shoe than I definitely recommend you try these out!
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