Next-Gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 2016 Boots Released

Japanese football brand Mizuno have finally released the next generation of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus Football Boots, three years after the previous generation. The next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Soccer Cleat introduces a brand-new half-and-half design and various updated technologies.



Made for ultimate power and kicking accuracy, the Mizuno Wave Ignitus Boot is headlined by Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda. But now let's get into next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Boots (big thanks to our friends from Só Chuteiras for the detailed info).


Combining the classic colors white and black with golden details, the launch colorway of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Boots boasts a striking half-and-half upper design to make a bold statement on the pitch. The next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Football Boot features the lettering Ignitus on the outstep and the famous Runbird Mizuno logo on the outstep, the heel area and the instep. It's a classy design that nevertheless stands out.

Mizuno released two top-tier models of the next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Boots to offer players both a leather and synthetic version.



Next-Gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Japan 4 White / Black / Gold

This is the fourth generation of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus Cleats (Japan Edition).



The Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Japan Edition is manufactured in Japan, and features a Kangaroo leather upper in the forefoot area for ultimate ball control. The inner area of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Leather Boots comes with the Mizuno Bio Control Panel on the instep, a rubberized panel that is designed to offer both better shooting and passing accuracy.



The brand-new cushion control area of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Boots is designed for a clean ball contact, creating an unpredictable flight. It is used for various elements of the boot, and can be seen on the instep and the forefoot area.


While the upper of the of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Boots has undergone various changes, the outsole is the same used for the previous generation. The sole plate of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 2016 Boots features 12 blade shape studs and an external heel counter for more stability. Mizuno's next-gen boot again also comes with the Wave midsole technology for cushioning and stability.



The next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Japan Boots retail at the same price as the Mizuno Basara Leather (160 GBP, 200 Euro, 240 USD) and weigh in at 230 grams. The next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Boots are not available in Europe yet, unfortunately.

Next-Gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 MD White / Black

This is the synthetic version of the next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus Boot.



Made in Indonesia, the synthetic version of the fourth generation of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Soccer Boots is exactly the same as the leather version, except for the upper. The Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 MD Cleat comes with the trademark Primeskin upper material, a synthetic material that is designed to offer softness and durability with a structured fit. It was already used for the last generation of the boots.



Interestingly, the synthetic version of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Boots is 10 gram heavier than the Kangaroo leather version (240 gram).

The synthetic next-gen Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 Football Boot retails at a price of 140 GBP (180 Euro, 210 USD) and is expected to be available at selected retailers outside Japan in the coming weeks.



What's your verdict on the next-generation Mizuno Wave Ignitus Boots? Let us know in the comments below, and also check out the next-gen Mizuno Basara.