Tennis Magazine Selects Wave Exceed Tour 4 as ‘2020 Best In Shoe’ Pick

Tennis players, like all athletes these days, are more than ready to get back to the courts and play the game they love. With country clubs, community centers, and tennis leagues starting to re-open, it is fitting time for Tennis Magazine to name the best new tennis shoe releases of 2020 – featuring the Wave Exceed Tour 4.

Pulling from a century of experience across multiple sports categories, we have been focused to find ways to meet the demands of top tennis players. From a lightweight fit, cushioning and all-out performance, we pushed the design of the Wave Exceed Tour 4 to keep it light, give flex where needed most and grip to maximize acceleration.

This is a tremendous honor for Mizuno and motivates us to keep pushing the limits of our own expectations. Read what put this new shoe on the Tennis Magazine list and check out the full review in the May issue.


“The Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 4 takes a traditional approach to lacing, but it’s still the company’s most advanced tennis shoe to date. The RunBird logo has been a staple in running since the early 1980s, and Mizuno’s baseball and golf equipment earn high marks. While their tennis footwear has become prevalent overseas, the Wave Exceed Tour 4 marks the brand’s most concerted effort to penetrate the U.S. market. An entirely new last from the previous model – shorter length and wider on the lateral side – gives the Wave Exceed Tour 4 a more universal fit. Exceptionally lightweight and fast feeling, the shoe still provides top-notch comfort and support.”


Following the news, other tennis industry members have added their spin to the conversation, like Tennis Spin who shared his thoughts on the Tennis Magazine review and the new Wave Exceed Tour 4.

“I was a little shocked but I wasn’t surprised. When I put this shoe (Wave Exceed Tour 4) on, I’m like, I think we have something here. Then, when I played on the court with it, I was like that’s a good shoe … I would say that this would be a good buy. I agree with Tennis Magazine in this case.

The surprising thing is that there is a 6-month warranty on it. They do offer a comfort guarantee on this shoe so that if you don’t like it within wearing it within 30 days of purchase, you can return it. That is unheard of sometimes. I’m with Mizuno. I love that shoe. Try it on.” 

Wave Exceed Tour 4 Spring Summer 2020 Collection

Part of our commitment includes the introduction of the Delight Guarantee Program, which offers the opportunity to try the Wave Exceed Tour 4 and Wave Exceed SL for 30 days. The tennis shoes can be exchanged for a different size or receive a full refund within 30 days of purchase if you’re not satisfied with the experience.

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Published: May 2020