What does the Mizuno Wave Sayonara’s 8.1-ounce weight mean for you? It means you’re about to run real fast, real soon.

The latest running shoe from Mizuno won’t be available for another couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about it now. In fact, the closer we get to the July 2013 release date, the more the anticipation continues to build for us to put these high performance runners to the test.

As mentioned in our initial preview of the shoe back in January, the Wave Sayonara is set to replace the Wave Precision series. Current Precision fans, don’t worry. The Sayonara is just as good as the Precision, and then some. The shoe features a new midsole technology dubbed U4ic (pronounced “euphoric”), which is 30% lighter than the one currently used in Mizuno runners. Additional specs include a 10mm heel-to-toe drop, and what would a Mizuno shoe be without Wave cushioning.

Available for pre-order at RunningWarehouse.

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