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Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Running Shoes - AW14

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Due to manufacturer's restrictions we are unable to ship Mizuno products to Great Britain.
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Product Details

The Mizuno Wave Universe 5 has been reconstructed to be lighter, firmer, more durable. This ultra-lightweight racing shoe is designed to help shave those vital seconds off your personal best time through the use of lightweight technologies and components.

The difference between the Universe and other standard barefoot style racing shoes is in the cushioning. The shoe maintains its vital low profile style whilst still offering the athlete the vital impact resistance needed for those longer distances.

At a staggering 95 grams, the Universe 5 still contains a great deal of performance enhancing technology. The G3 Sole underfoot, helps to reduce weight as much as possible, replacing standard rubber with a new hardened moulded, traction focused outsole, ensuring you strike a superb balance between propulsion and protection. As well as the new U4iC Wave Midsole that has been installed into the shoe. The U4iC has been designed to be unlike other shoe technologies, when your foot touches the ground Wave reduces and redirects impact forces away from the foot. Acting a lot like your car's suspension, it cushion's and keeps your foot centered in the shoe throughout your stride. Mizuno are gearing different shoes to fit the unique stride of different runners, through the development of multiple wave shapes. So if its a local jog or running past the 20 mile marker, Wave will always feel amazing underfoot.

The upper is incredibly light and allows for superb breathability and the overlays are more than a fashion feature, they also help secure the shoe to your foot like a second skin, enhancing the fit and the ride.


  • ** UPDATED ** Redesigned Upper - The upper have been redesigned to provides a more support through the arch making sure you have a secure forefoot fit.
  • ** UPDATED ** Redesigned Outsole Pattern - The outsole pattern have been reconstructed to provides greater traction and grip on specific area.
  • ** UPDATE ** Reduced in Weight - 95g, a few grams lighter than its predecessor, this provide much lighter running shoe for superb running efficiency.
  • ** NEW ** U4iC Wave Midsole - Providing an amazing cushioning to weight ratio.
  • Wave Technology - Mizuno Wave technology improves speed and reflexivity. Ensuring little energy is wasted and helping you get the most out of your footwear.
  • Incredibly Lightweight Upper - Allows for superb breathability and the overlays help secure the shoe to your foot like a second skin.
  • Low Profile Midsole - For a ground-hugging, fast response feel.
  • G3 Sole - Reduces weight as much as possible whilst maintaining great traction underfoot.
  • AP+ Midsole - Lightweight and responsive. A more resilient base for maximum responsiveness with every foot strike.

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Customer Reviews

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"So good. Great runners, good cushioning with great sensitivity, can feel everything. Very comfortable"

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Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Running Shoes - AW14

6 - 39
6.5 - 40
7 - 40.5
7.5 - 41
8 - 42
8.5 - 42.5
9 - 43
9.5 - 44
10 - 44.5
10.5 - 45
11 - 46
12 - 47

Mizuno Size Guide


UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 14 15
EU 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48.5 50 51
US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 15 15.5
35" - 38"
38" - 41"
41" - 44"
44" - 47"
48" - 50"
29" - 31"
32" - 35"
35" - 38"
38" - 41"
41" - 44"
35" - 38"
38" - 41"
41" - 44"
44" - 47"
48" - 50"
67" - 69"
69" - 71"
71" - 73"
73" - 75"
75" - 77"
Small Medium Large X-Large
UK 3 - 5.5 6 - 8.5 9 - 11.5 12 - 14
EU 35 - 38.5 39 - 42.5 43 - 46.5 47 - 50


UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
EU 35 36 36.5 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43
US 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5
30" - 32"
32" - 35"
35" - 37"
38" - 40"
41" - 43"
22" - 24"
24" - 26"
26" - 29"
29" - 31"
31" - 33"
31" - 33"
33" - 36"
36" - 39"
39" - 41"
42" - 44"
61" - 64"
64" - 66"
66" - 68"
68" - 70"
70" - 72"
Small Medium Large X-Large
UK 3 - 4.5 5 - 6.5 7 - 8.5 9 - 11
EU 35 - 37 38 - 40 40.5 - 42.5 43 - 46


UK 13.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5
EU 32 32.5 33 34 34.5 35 36 36.5 37 38 38.5
US 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5
Size S M L XL
suggested age 6 8 10 12



Can I return an item I'm unhappy with?

Yes, provided it's in perfect condition with labels intact and you return it within 14 days of receipt. Please see our Returns section for more information about how to return.

Do I need to tell you when I'm returning something?

No, there's no need to contact us before returning your parcel.

Do I need to pay the postage costs to return the item?

Yes, you will need to pay the return postage costs. We also advise that you make sure you have sufficient postal insurance, just in case your parcel goes missing on the way back to us.

Do you have a collection service?

Unfortunately we're not currently able to collect returns - you will need to post your item back to us.

Will I have to pay postage again for my exchange to be sent?

No, we'll cover this cost - we won't charge you any additional postage for sending an exchange. We'll send your exchange using standard delivery.

How long will it take for you to process my exchange?

We aim to despatch your replacements within 24 hours of receiving your return, then our usual delivery times apply.

How long will my refund take?

We'll try our best to process your refund within 24 hours of receiving your return but please allow 7 days for busy periods. Don't forget that once we've processed your refund, it can take up to 72 hours to show up in your account.

How will I be refunded?

We'll refund you via your original payment method, except in the case of postal orders where we'll refund you by cheque.

I want to return my goods but I'm outside of the 14 day period. Can I still return them?

Yes, provided you return them within a reasonable time after purchase and they're in perfect condition. We're unable to issue refunds for items returned outside of the 14 day period but we can exchange your item or give you a credit note.

My goods are faulty - can I return them?

Yes, please return them in the usual way and we'll take a look at them. Don't forget to include all of your details plus any information you think might be helpful. If your item has a manufacturing fault, we'll exchange it for you or give you a refund.

Can I return a personalised item?

Unfortunately, personalised items are non returnable unless they're found to be faulty.

More information

We understand that sometimes you'll need to return items to us and we've made this easy, fast and simple.

Our no quibbles returns policy means that if you're not 100% happy with any item we send to you, we'll happily exchange or refund it for you.

When you receive your item you have up to 14 days to change your mind and send it back to us.

We'll exchange or refund all items which:

  • Are returned to us within 14 days of receipt.
  • Are returned to us in perfect condition, with their original packaging and with the labels attached.

Your statutory rights are not affected.

How to Return

  • Wrap securely in a bag or paper, taking care not to damage the product packaging and post to:
  • Returns Department
  • 1 The Park
  • Jubilee Way
  • Shipley
  • West Yorkshire
  • BD18 1QG
  • Please enclose your invoice, letting us know what action you would like us to take, eg. exchange or refund. This will help us to ensure we process your return quickly and efficiently.
  • You'll need to pay the postage costs to return your parcel. We recommend that you ensure you obtain sufficient postal insurance in case your item goes missing on its way back to us.
  • If you have any enquiries about returning your item(s), please feel free to email us at


  • When returning your item, remember to include the code and size of your replacements.
  • We'll despatch your replacements postage free to UK addresses.
  • We'll turn around your exchange as quickly as we can and subject to stock availability, aim to despatch your replacements within 24 hours of receiving your return.
  • Bear in mind that there may be slight delays during busy periods.


  • We'll refund your item via your original payment method except in the case of payment by cash or postal order where we will refund you by cheque.
  • We try our best to process all refunds within 24 hours of receipt, however during busy periods allow 7 working days for your refund.
  • When we've completed your refund, we'll send you an email to let you know.
  • Please note: Gift wrapping is non-refundable

Faulty Items

If you find a fault with your item, send it back to us and we'll take a look at it as soon as we can. If we find a manufacturing fault, we'll happily replace or refund it.

Faulty items should be returned within a reasonable time and preferably in a clean and dry condition. Please enclose all your details and a covering note explaining the fault and any other useful details. We'll try to get back to you within 24 hours of receipt of your parcel, although during busy periods this may take slightly longer.

Occasionally, if we're struggling to locate a fault, we may request a second opinion from the product manufacturer.

Your statutory rights are not affected.


Select an alternative delivery country below to see our shipping rates for other countries

Shipping to United States
Service Price Delivery Estimate
UK Standard £4.99 3-5 Days
UK Next Day £8.99 Next day (if ordered before 3pm)

Mizuno Technology





Design technology that coordinates fabric characteristics with specific sport patterns, eliminating stress and allowing unrestricted motion for better performance.


Arctic touch

Arctic Touch is Mizuno's most developed fabric with high heat control function. Due to our unique heat-transfer theory, it releases heat generated during exercise efficiently and keeps you feeling comfortably cool.



Mizuno's new 'stretch' material supports your body in all areas, allowing all your power to be fully directed at your game. This new sportswear is called 'BIO-GEAR' - Mizuno's performance enhancing technology providing comfort and ease of body.


Breath Thermo

A new and revolutionary thermal material which generates heat allowing continuous warmth to the user. Breath Thermo creates perfect apparel for the active outdoor sportsperson in colder climate conditions.

How the heat is generated

Breath Thermo yarn is treated so it does not expand. Heat is generated from the energy created when the yarn tries to control itself from expanding. The heat becomes trapped inside the Breath Thermo fabric, allowing continuous warmth to the user, and perfect apparel for the active outdoor sportsperson in colder climate conditions.



The Fastest drying high-tec fabric. Coolmax pulls sweat away, so you are dry, comfortable and ready for anything.



DFC allows Mizuno to produce patterns (garment blueprints) which allow the body greater freedom of movement whilst still providing support and protection. Garments with DFC are custom designed for each particular sport.



Moisture management fabric technology that moves perspiration away from the skin and disperses it over a greater surface area for increased evaporation.



Mizuno Dryscience moisture management technology offers to the runner a series of high performance by keeping the body dry and comfortable during exercise.


Ice Touch

Ice Touch dissipates the heat caused by sweat vapour, keeping you cool and dry. Mizuno tests show that the temperature under Ice Touch fabric is 1-2 degrees centigrade lower than cotton or polyester. Ice Touch quickly absorbs and moves sweat to the fabric's surface, preventing stickiness and keeping you comfortably dry.



Sanitised treatment that prevents odour and the spread of bacteria to maintain a fresh and clean feel.




AIRmesh allows each running shoe from Mizuno to maintain a high standard of breathability for the life of the shoe, and allows for the foot to stay cool.


AP Mid Sole

Lightweight and responsive, a more resilient base for maximum responsiveness with every foot strike.



BioLock is a simple, yet revolutionary heel-fit system that allows for the best heel fit available and enhances performance by eliminating heel slippage to reduce wasted motion.


Gore Tex

Featuring GORE-TEX XCR in the upper, providing water resistance and comfort for all conditions.


Mizuno Intercool

Mizuno Intercool solves the problem of heat and humidity build-up in a running shoe, by incorporating a full length ventilation system in the sole of the shoe that removes heat and humidity from the foot through a system of ventilation channels.


Mizuno wave

A unique technology that combines two distinctly different elements that are both inherently necessary in great running shoes, cushioning and stability. Excessive force and stress is placed upon the body during the act of running, it is therefore imperative to have the correct blend of cushioning and stability to minimise the risk of injury.

The wave plate provides excellent cushioning by dispersing the force of impact across a larger surface area. The stability aspect of Wave technology is gained by the constuction differing between the outside (lateral) and the inside (medial) of the shoe, therefore resisting the compression of the midsole in high pressure areas. The basic elements of cushioning and stability in a Wave plate can be adjusted to cater for any type of runner. Thus resulting in the lightest technologically advanced Serious Performance sports shoes.



Stability and Traction. Mizuno's revolutionary suspension system which uses studs that connect the Wave plate directly to the ground, thereby enhancing stability and traction.



Shock Absorption and cushioning, VS-1 absorbs shock and enhances cushioning properties by resisting compression - set, thus extending the cushioning life of running shoes.


Wet Traction

Bi-Directional outsole rubber synthetic leather compound breaks through water, improving grip in all conditions.



X-10 provides the most durable carbonrubber from Mizuno that alllows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike.


SOZO Studio

Is the spirit with which Mizuno has created a revolutionary design studio to cultivate cutting-edge concepts and methodologies for the development of sports equipment. Using innovative computer simulation which replicates physical characteristics, such as bone structure and muscle mass and then analyses the impact forces generated by various physical traits and running styles, Mizuno is able to determine the exact quantity and positioning of cushioning and stability materials within the midsole of a shoe.



Maximum comfort, ultimate feel, unsurpassed performance

Direct from Mizuno's Sozo Studio comes SmoothRide Engineering, the next generation in performance footwear design.

Designed to minimise the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot through the phases of the running cycle by reducing shock and increasing flexibility. This allows Mizuno to create running footwear that provides an extremely comfortable running experience through an even smoother ride.

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