- Airmesh Upper
- Infinity Wave Plate for maximum cushioning and energy return
- Fit in motion upper for flexible support
- Soft anatomical sockliner for extra arch support and cushioning
- U4ic Midsole for cushioning
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I wanted to love this shoe. I've been running in the Men's Prophecy 3 for the past few years; a shoe that was absolutely perfect for me. Mizuno's tweaks of the Prophecy changed what worked for me, but the 7 seemed like a return to all that was wonderful. The lower ankle cut-out, firm feel, shock absorption, wide toe box, I thought "this is the Prophecy I know and love!"
Maybe my mistake was switching to the womans shoe after reading too many articles on why we should wear our gender specific shoe. I usually wear a men's shoe for the extra width, but this version was plenty wide for me so I thought I'd make the switch. I went with a size 11 which gave me a full thumb at the end of the shoe, what I feel is necessary for longer runs and the fact that my second toe is longer than my big toe : ) I may have been ok in a 10.5, but the shoe stays snug with no slipping. The heel cup holds my narrower heel firmly in place.
So it fits well, and looks and feels like the 3s on initial try-on, so what's the problem? First, the tongue is higher and thicker. It's hard to get tied comfortably and puts pressure on the top of my foot.
Secondly, there's less arch support. I know it's a neutral shoe and not suppose to have much arch, but where the 3 gave me a perfect level of comfort, my stride caves in a bit with these and I have some arch pain.
Third, they are slippery on wet asphalt. Crazy, and something I've never run into before.
But most importantly, the spring is gone. That effortless forward push I feel in the 3s has been replaced with a flatter splat resulting in a loss of about 10 seconds a mile and more fatigue. This is a killer if your training for longer distances
On the positive side, I've had no knee pain. They are still excellent at shock absorption.
I'd return them if I could, but I've put too many miles on them trying to convince myself that they'd work-out.
Update: Rcvd the 10.5 today and it’s a tad looser in the heel but not a good fit throughout the sneaker. I attached a photo of my WP5s for comparison and it’s noticeable wider in the toe box and throughout than the 7s. I decided to get the 6s in a 10.5 and they are a lot more responsive and bouncier than the 7s.
So when I finally decided to purchased these for less than half of the starting price, I read the reviews and bought a 9, although I usually wear an 8. I had plenty of toe room but they were tight over the top of my feet. Took them for a 6 mile run out of the box. One foot started to get numb so on return I switched up the laces to something longer to provide more room. My main thing in a shoe is how it supports my heel. I tend to land hard on my heel and I run on the outside of my feet. Needless to say this causes a lot of heel and shin trouble. These shoes protect and cushion my heel so I land soft. If I can get it to not feel as tight over the top of my feet they would be perfect. With that being said I totally like them and look forward to many more runs with them in the future. The colour is pretty, but I added some pink laces to give them that extra pip and length.
****Update**** A few months later and I didn't put as much mileage on these, as I had a few surgeries. Took them out the end of September and experienced some ankle, leg and knee problems. Looked at the soles and they were already worn out. I know I overpronate, but I expected a little more use out of these. I must add that I do run the road and that might have contributed to their quick deterioration.