The Mizuno Wave Cabrakan was an excellent shoe to test with the anticipation cooler weather right around the corner. When first stepping into the Cabrakan, the arch support and cushion were prominent. The shoe was immediately taken out to tackle the trails in Colorado high country. I was immediately impressed with the beathability of the shoe, and while running through wet or muddy areas of the trail, my feet remained completely dry and warm. A bi-directional outsole rubber compound breaks through water and gripped quickly on the more technical terrain, allowing me to focus on the trail ahead instead of what was under my feet. However, the tred could be a bit tighter, when going over larger, sharper terrain a few rocks would stick into the tred.
This shoe is designed for overpronators who are seeking a sung fit without compromising on the shoe’s flexibility. Separated flex eyelets and AIRmesh also helps the upper conform to your foot while in motion. Dynamotion Fit relieves stress that the foot normally puts on the upper and eliminates distortion for a perfect fit and lateral ankle support. Although the Cabrakan is designed for a medium to wide foot, the heel counter gripped and held my heal in place allowing for a smooth run. This shoe also features Mizuno Wave® technology. This technology helps absorb the shock throughout the entire shoe so your heel doesn’t take all the impact. The foot bed is removable so it fits well with orthodics as well as antimicrobial for great odor control.
The Cabrakan’s are average weight for a trail running shoe, weighing 10 ounces. These shoes are a good option for those heading out on mixed terrain and not wanting to worry about the daily weather condition. For more information, please visit Mizuno.com.