Our friends at Mizuno just sent over some pics of their newly released and updated version of the super popular Wave Ignitus 2. The initial rollout comes in two new colorways, a Black/Pink (as pictures) and Blue Danube/White/Dress Blue.
Both versions feature a K-leather upper and have been designed with the very advanced Mukaiten panel that creates an opportunity to reduce spin on shots. For those that master the Mukaiten panel, you can actually create no-spin shots! Mizuno use a new stud configuration that is designed to improve traction on firm ground and reduces stud pressure, improving flexion and enhancing comfort through integrated Mizuno Wave Technology.
This time last year, Mizuno were just your run of the mill footwear company. But after the attention they received for their fantastic performance at last summers World Cup, they are now talk of the town. This latest release fall in line with a conservative approach to the market. Mizuno have not altered too much from the original release, and why should they? The Wave Ignitus found a huge following and I really didn’t hear too many players complain about their performance. I tested the Wave Ignite (synthetic upper rather than leather) and they performed really well – I recommend checking the review out if you want to know more about the technology used. Design wise, I am not to sure about this Black/Pink combo as the colors really clash too much. I am interested to hear your thoughts on the new look.
Finally, we here in the US still have to live the pain of not having immediate access to any of the Mizuno range. Of course, the one thing you can do to make a difference is sign our “Bring Mizuno to the US” petition. The current tally stands at 947 signatures, but we need more to make a real impression!