Mizuno Wave Ultima 13

The expected release date for the Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 is on October 12, 2023.

The Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 will have the following main updates:

  • The new Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 will be an upgraded neutral running shoe that will have much more comfortable cushioning and breathable uppers.
  • It will have improved breathable uppers with more flexibility.
  • As it will be a neutral shoe, the rubber outsole will also be more flexible and offer better traction.
  • It will have responsive underfoot cushioning that is more lightweight.
  • The price will remain affordable for the enhancements.

Previous model of the Wave Ultima:
The Mizuno Wave Ultima 12 release date was on April 8, 2021.

Latest Version of the Mizuno Wave Ultima


Mizuno Wave Ultima


  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 will be $140.
  • There will be some price increases with the new Mizuno Wave Ultima model. However, nothing substantial.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The new model will be a neutral shoe with much more plush cushioning.
  • It will ideally be suited for normal and high arch types.
  • The heel cushioning makes it perfect for a heel strike.
  • It will be a Heavy or Big Guy shoe and have a maximalist design.


  • The Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 will be a road running shoe only.
  • It will be suitable on hard and concrete surface types and not ideal for trails.


  • The shoe will be perfect for daily running or jogging.
  • It will also be suitable for marathon running.


  • With some improvements, the new model will remain quite durable.
  • As a road-only shoe for daily use, it will be long-lasting.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The fit will be medium with quite a roomy toe box design.
  • You may find that there are some wider width options available in the new model.


  • The men’s model will weigh 320 grams.
  • The women’s model will weigh around 265 grams, slightly lighter.

Elevation of the Mizuno Wave Ultima 13

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • There will be a heel height of 32 mm.
  • The heel will be perfect for a running shoe.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The Forefoot height will be 20 mm.
  • There will be good flex in the forefoot for easy motion.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be a 12 mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • The heel-to-toe drop will be quite substantial yet ideal in a neutral road running shoe.

Components of the Mizuno Wave Ultima 13


  • The Outsole of the Mizuno Wave Ultima 13 will have an X10 durable rubber with improved abrasion resistance.
  • It will be suitable for asphalt and roads with long-lasting traction.
  • There will be flex grooves along the forefoot for better lateral movement.
  • The sole will have a more convex platform shape.


  • The midsole will primarily be an improved U4iC midsole with full-length foam.
  • It will offer exceptionally soft and responsive cushioning.
  • There will be ventilation holes in the midsole to help heat escape.
  • The heel plate will offer excellent heel shock absorbency for a heel strike.


  • The Upper unit will consist of a much more breathable Air Mesh that will offer good coverage and a secure fit.
  • There will have printed overlays for a seamless fit and a padded tongue and collar for your comfort.
  • Some new colors and designs may also be on your way.


Mizuno Wave Ultima 13

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.