When Japanese footwear maker Mizuno decided to enter the US market it offered up two new models, the Wave Exceed Tour 3, which our team tested previously, and the subject of this review, the Wave Impulse. Designed to be light and quick, Mizuno built the Wave Impulse with a bootie for extra stability and with a thin layer of Wave cushioning for additional comfort. Most of our playtesters had to adjust their sizing a bit, and all but one of them wore a half size larger than usual. Once the sizing was sorted and our testers stepped on court, the Wave Impulses impressed with their quick response and lightweight, supportive feel. On the flip side, our team found spartan levels of cushioning and average durability. If you place a premium on court feel and a lightweight ride, the Mizuno Wave Impulses are certainly worth a look.
Give yourself the competitive edge. Built for the fast and agile players, this women's tennis shoe features the Wave technology for maximum cushioning and stability, while the ergonomic sockliner and U4icX give it the light and flexible feel.