We put the new Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris trainers through their paces.

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Like many shoes promoting natural running, The Evo Cursoris – named after Eudibamus cursoris, one of the first bipedal creatures on the planet – has a zero ramp offset between heel and toe. This means a flat base for the foot and no chunky heel to get in the way of a natural stride. Unlike some other more aggressive barefoot shoes, however, the Evo Cursoris still offers 12mm of foam padding to protect the feet and a wide platform for extra stability.

Finding that fast-turnover midfoot sweet-spot out on the road is easy. The shoes feel comfy, smooth and remarkably stable from foot strike to toe-off, and they ease you into a midfoot style more successfully than most. Fast on the flats, light and supportive when climbing, it’s only on downhills that foot-slapping discomfort rears its head.


  • Overall: 3 out of 5
  • Price: £85
  • Contact: mizuno.eu
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