The catalyst is a great new lightweight trainer from Mizuno with a touch of stability. It is perfect for the runner who loves lighter-weight options but needs a little bit extra on the medial side to prevent over-pronation.
Mizuno serves up a nice mix of stability and lightweight performance in this versatile, new everyday trainer. At 9.4 ounces, (for a men size 9) it’s lighter and faster than most high-mileage trainers, but it’s also more durable and stable than most performance trainers.
The key element of this shoe is the plastic Wave plate in the midsole that is tuned to offer a little bit of structure between the heel the midfoot. It has a fairly low-to-the-ground design, but it’s still a well-balanced trainer with just enough cushioning and protection for long road runs. The shoe is firm in the heel, but then transitions to a more energetic, lively feeling as the you transition to the midfoot. The bottom line is that it is a responsiveness shoe with just enough cushioning for daily training.
If you like light shoes with a responsive feel, then this is definitely a shoe worth checking out.