The Wave Lightning series is one of the most powerful volleyball footwear series that Mizuno corporation have brought into market to compete with Asics's Gel series. Up til now, after a year of using, I don't have any complaint about WL3 so I recommend it to you.
I bought a pair of Wave Lightning 3 at my first year in college for volleyball training. At that time, I was still a new comer to this kind of sport so I was a bit confused among many look-alike types in the shop window. To tell the truth, I might pick a pair of running-shoes instead if one man at that shop who is a former setter recommended me about WL3. Thanks to the kind man, the shoes really fited me from the very first try.
WL3 series are light in weight as it is made mainly from synthetic leather. The leather also protects the shoes from dust and scratches. The design and color is pretty good; As always, Mizuno logo at both sides makes the shoes balance and attractive. There's also a special logo at the heels and it changes if you view it from another viewpoint.
One killer thing that I like the most about WL3 is it helps me to jump pretty high compared to another sport shoes that I wore before (about 5-8 centimeters higher) I recommend you to wear socks that are a bit thick and cling to your food because it will make the shoes and your feet become nearly one. In addition, the design also attaches special importance to the heel movement. You can quickly turn your heel as well as change direction in a tic-tac without doubt of injury. =] In short, it is comfortable, very responsive and protective.
Besides all of those advanced features, WL3 series is a perfect choice for such a heavily leg-using sport like Volleyball. The shoes are designed to withstand intensive training and competition. Up till now, I have been using my WL3 shoes for nearly 1 year with 10-15 hours of playing per week. Moreover, because we play in cement court, many of my friend's shoes are worn out while mine is still like brand-new B-).
Do you know that? In SEAGAMES 2 in Thailand and Asian women volleyball championship (also in Thailand), the all-Thailand women team did all wear WL3 albeit the fact that it was the men type lol =)). However, Thai girls did a good job and finished the Asian Chapionship at 3rd place which is their best place ever.
You can find those WL3 series at any Mizuno sport shop. (they have also released WL4 series). If you are staying in Singapore, go to Queens Town shopping center for discount.
Thanks for reading. :-)