Mizuno Cadence Wave and Nexlite Boa Shoes Launched

Choose between Mizuno's new spikeless Boa golf shoe or a running-inspired cleated model

Mizuno Cadence Wave and Nexlite Boa Shoes Launched

Mizuno Cadence Wave and Nexlite Boa Shoes Launched - The spikeless Nexlite shoe now comes in Boa lacing while the new Wave Cadence is inspired by Mizuno's popular running shoes

Mizuno Cadence Wave and Nexlite Boa Shoes Launched

Mizuno is launching two new golf shoes in time for Spring in 2018 – the Nexlite Boa and Wave Cadence.

Mizuno has long held an enviable reputation for its golf clubs, especially its forged irons, but globally it is actually footwear that represents the brand’s largest product category across many sports.

Last year, Mizuno re-entered the golf footwear market in the UK and Europe with the ultra-light Nexlite SL and these two new models bolster its range for the forthcoming season.

The all-new Wave Cadence is a stylish fusion of golf and running shoes that draws heavily on Mizuno’s expertise in the world of track and field. Both shoes have been engineered by Mizuno’s award-winning running team.

It blends the comfort and support of a high-end running shoe, with the lateral stability and traction needed in golf. Mizuno’s headline Wave platform technology provides a unique midsole design that delivers both cushioning and stability. Its unique shape, which is inspired by nature, helps to absorb and disperse the forces as the foot hits the ground, producing a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step.

Mizuno Wave Cadence Range

A newly configured plate allows Wave Cadence to handle uneven terrain with ease while providing a secure foundation for the golf swing. Added durability and traction come via Mizuno’s extremely hardwearing X10 carbon rubber, which allows high-impact areas in the heel to last longer and perform better, as well as Silver Tornado Tour Lock soft spikes.

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The next-generation Nexlite shoe features the Boa closure system instead of traditional laces, which makes it easier to put the shoes on and take them off.

The Boa dial tightens and releases a durable Nylon-coated stainless steel wire lace that won’t stretch, with the tightening system also improving the fit for longer-lasting comfort as the whole foot is secured more evenly within the shoe.

Mizuno Nexlite Boa

A key golf-specific technology added into the shoe is the IG Multi Technology (Impact Grip System), which is engineered to deliver added grip and stability throughout the swing in firm conditions, and specifically through impact.

The new Mizuno Nexlite Boa is available in five colourways with an RRP of £110 and comes with a two-year waterproof warranty. The water-resistant Wave Cadence is available in four colours and has an RRP of £130. Both models are on sale now.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x