The Mizuno Wave Elixir 5 uses unique technologies to control motion, roll and provide cushioning. The result is a shoe that threads between categories for something really unique in ride and features. It is a firm-ish ride since the shoe rolls like Katy Perry’s jeans; tight and low. And just like the pop star’s hit there are some catchy colors and unique riffs to the Mizuno Wave Elixir 5. We see a lot of similar running shoe technologies because we see a lot of similar running shoe companies. Mizuno is a tangibly different company with a unique approach to shoe design- born from a unique history.