Mizuno Wave Paradox 2 running shoes provide more support and cushion than previous versions. With an additional millimeter of blown rubber on the outsole, you’ll experience a better underfoot feel and increased durability without sacrificing any flexibility. The look is modeled after Japanese umbrellas, combining the unlikely partnership between structure and lightness. Ideal for runners seeking support and maximum protection.Upper: AIRmesh helps maintain a high standard of breathability and comfort of the upper. Padded tongue and heel collar enhance comfort. Lace-up front offers an adjustable fit. Midsole: SR Touch absorbs shocks and keeps the transition smooth and fast due to its quick rebound properties. Pebax Rnew™ is a sustainable compound made from plant-based oil and low-carbon production while retaining high performance characteristics. AP+, a lightweight midsole compound offers rebound and cushion durability, providing a high level of comfort. U4iC midsole compound provides high comfort and performance while being extremely lightweight. SmoothRide minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible. Mizuno Wave Technology provides both cushioning and stability as it dissipates impact forces away from the foot for a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step. Removable insole.Outsole: X-10 provides extremely durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at the heel strike.