Mizuno Wave Lightning Z5 is, as the name suggests, Mizuno's fourth update of the Lightning model. Lightning Z5 is as the previous models, extra light and suitable for an explosive and easy play style.
The sole is the same as the sole on the Z4 model with its powerful wave technologi which gives directional change, jump and acceleration extra power. The outsole is produced in a NON MARKING rubber.
The midsole consists of EVA foam as well as the previously mentioned Wave plate. The Wave plate, which is between the EVA foam and the outsole, is shaped like a wave that acts as a small spring.
Where Z5 is different from the previous models is the overlay. Mizuno has, with its new update, managed to produce the most streamlined Lightning version so far. All the stitches in the upper are removed and replaced with welds and hotmelt. These give not just a more elegant and streamlined look but also much better comfort.
All the components go in one and are flowing together in the shoe. The components of the shoe keeps the weight of the shoe completely down.