Mizuno foretold of an ultralight neutral shoe with a high drop, and the Women's Wave Prophecy 4 Running Shoe is that revelation. Its U4ic midsole optimizes shock attenuation, durability, and a superior ride for heel strikers. U4ic also rids excess materials to ensure an ultralight feel despite its high, 12mm drop. The Wave Prophecy 4 also features Mizuno's full length Infinity Wave plate for cushioning as well as extra shock attenuation to promote a smooth heel to toe transition. X10 carbon rubber gives the sole a long lasting grippy performance. Mizuno made the upper out of stretch mesh and gave it a roomier profile than its predecessors, and it added synthetic overlays for durability.