TREAD TALKS WITH TINA: WAVE HORIZON 3

The Wave Horizon 3 is the latest Mizuno Running shoe to be released in the stability market. Geared towards runners who log high mileage and are looking for plush comfort, we decided to ask our Running Product Manager for Mizuno Running North America, Tina Danforth, a few questions. Read along to find out what makes this shoe special and why you should add it to your stability collection.

1. What’s new in the Wave Horizon 3 compared to the Wave Horizon 2?

AeroHug technology is our biggest update for Wave Horizon 3. We’ve also added some plushness to not only the underfoot feeling of the shoe but in other details like the collar that wraps around the heel.

2. What is AeroHug and how does it work?

We got the inspiration for Aerohug technology by studying the way compression gear wraps around the body and provides stability to your muscles. While you go through the gait cycle, Aerohug keeps your foot on the platform of the shoe so you receive every bit of cushioning and stability that the shoe has to offer. Then when you toe off the Aerohug stretches to give you a feeling of comfort.

3. The posting looks different on the Wave Horizon 3 than the Wave Inspire 15, what is the difference?

The Horizon uses an inverted SmoothRide support wave technology that provides more rigidity and stability compared to the Inspire. We did update it with CloudWave technology that is a softer iteration of the wave so that this shoe feels stable but plush.

4. Is there a benefit to running in both the Wave Horizon 3 and the Wave Inspire 15?

I’ve always enjoyed running in our moderate cushion shoes for every day and our higher cushion models for my long runs on the weekend. There are some days I want to feel light and fast, and I choose the Inspire those days, and some days I want to take the stress off of my legs with a little more cushion, and I’d choose the Horizon for those days. These two shoes have different running experiences for whatever feeling you have that day.

Have you enjoyed running in our new Wave Horizon 3? If so, let us know at @MizunoRunningNA


Tina Danforth, Mizuno Running Footwear and Apparel Product Manager

Tina has worked for Mizuno for 11 years, starting as a Tech Rep in Boston, MA where she’s from. Her love affair with Mizuno started with the Wave Rider 8. Tina ran track in high school, making state in the 300m hurdles and played soccer at Emerson College. Her favorite running accomplishment is completing the Boston Marathon in 2016. Outside of running Tina spends her time cheering for Manchester United and the Boston Red Sox, discovering new music and traveling.

Published: May 2019