The Mizuno Evo Ferus is a light and functional trail shoe, which gives good control, and responsive feedback whilst running.
The Evo Ferus shoes are very light and at walking pace appear very soft underfoot while providing good cushioning and flexibility. Imagine a pair of comfy slippers merged with tyres and you get the idea!
I tested these on mixed ground through woodland and found them to be very responsive. Each step allowing you to feel exactly what was under foot but giving enough support and cushion to protect.
The shoes are designed with a removable sock to allow them to breathe and the mesh upper is very open for air to circulate but this left my feet feeling exposed and wind would whip through as would the odd bit of moisture.
The toe box was generous and while running it felt there was actually too much room. The shoes did bend and flex well in harmony with my foot but there were times when I would kick or tread on something before I would normally register it as the shoe felt longer than my foot.
Mid run the shoes became hard giving me pain in my knees and calves. The cushioning seemed to disappear and it was tough to continue (I gave up before I was due to finish).
The Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus is a great terrain shoe for those with mid foot strike. Light and practical, these are well designed for trail running. I think they are best avoided if you want a softer ride or more protection from the elements. 3/5
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