The fifth generation Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5 takes an already heralded lightweight shoe and goes even lighter. Shaving nearly an ounce from the outgoing model, Mizuno wowed our playtesters by retaining top-tier performance and effortless acceleration in a sub-12 ounce shoe. The cushioning was comfortable from toe to heel and worked well with the flexible uppers. Considering the lightweight nature of the shoes, they remained surprisingly stable at a full sprint and during pivots to change directions. The traction encouraged a controlled slide into and out of shots, working in unison with how the uppers flexed. And of course, this summary would be incomplete if we failed to mention Mizuno's six-month durability guarantee. Designed to enhance speed without sacrificing comfort or stability, the Wave Exceed Tour 5 is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also a true player's option.