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The Wave Inspire is a svelte trainer for all but the heaviest of runners who want to log big mileage with stability that won’t interfere with a neutral stride. The fit is true to size and worked to cradle our testers’ somewhat narrow feet with a minimalist airy upper. The ride had our testers thinking performance and encouraged higher tempo toe-off motion with noteworthy stiffness in the forefoot.
Heel fit: Snug
Midfoot fit: Very close-fitting
Forefoot fit: Slightly roomy
Perceived Weight: Light
Barefoot factor: Structured
Cushioning: Very soft
Stability: Very stable
Responsiveness: Somewhat dampening