Our favorite unattainable company has just released their latest top line boot on the market – the Mizuno SuperSonic Wave 2. Mizuno went back to the drawing board on this one, started from scratch and creating a boot that helps improve technique, when dribbling at speed. In my opinion, there is a strong emphasis on matching the requirement of the attacking mid, or playmaker!
I have got admit that seeing releases like this just makes me want to see Mizuno on the US market even more – these look very classy and matched with the specs, they seem like a boot that could compete with the Nike CTR360 Maestri! We have been told directly from Mizuno that they are seriously considering a move into the US market – with releases like this, I can see them being accepted with open arms!
The highlight of this release is a the FTS (Feather Touch System) featured on the lateral side of the boot. Its positioning is designed for players who like to dribble quickly with the ball on the outside of their foot – think of how Ryan Giggs dribbles as the perfect example. The FTS features a low rebound sponge with textured PU text that helps with close control. Another area where Mizuno has modified for performance is the stud configuration. The dual density studs have been strategically sized and positioned in order to improve acceleration and control on the ball.
Mizuno has gone with two opposing colorways; a Dress Blue/White/Blue Danube and the above pictured Pearl/Blue Danube/Pearl. One aspect of this boot that will make many of you happy is the weight – you are getting a pretty lightweight boot at 8.6oz. You can find more details about the SuperSonic Wave 2 directly on Mizuno’s website.
What are your thoughts on this latest release and would you buy a pair if they were readily accessible?