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The Wave Rider 19 is a great option for high mileage daily training. It adds some welcomed upgrades from the previous version and provides a comfortable responsive ride



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Mizuno pares down some aspects of the Wave Inspire 12 and beefs up other areas. This could be a divisive shoe for fans of the last few Inspires. It’s heavy and hot but it is incredibly stable and cushioned. Overall, a success provided the extra weight isn’t a deal breaker for you


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The Wave Hayate 2 provides a firm, responsive ride. Its lightweight frame makes it a good option for runners looking for a fast racing shoe for the trails.


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The Mizuno Wave Paradox 2 is a greatly improved shoe from the previous version. The upper is infinitely more welcoming to run in. The stability is improved as is the cushioning. The arch and heel are more robust this year and I’m at a loss to explain why.


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The Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 is an incredibly well cushioned shoe for a neutral, high mileage runner. Fit runs quite small, in length and width as well as volume


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The Wave Prophecy 4 is the pinnacle of Mizuno Wave plate engineering. The shoe brings the hallmark Mizuno firm ride to another level that nearly pushes the Wave Prophecy 4 from the neutral category into stability. As such, previous fans should find a familiar ride underfoot and an improved upper on top. Neutral runners who



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The Mizuno Wave Creation 16 may work for some heavier runners, but runners under 175 lbs are not going to feel any energy return due to the stiffness of the wave platform. This neutral trainer misses the mark on all accounts due to unresponsive cushioning, lack of any flexibility, and ridiculous price point


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Right out of the box I could tell that Mizuno listened to its hardcore fans, tuning the Wave Rider 18 into a lightweight, responsive, high mileage machine


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A considerable improvement over the divisive Wave Inspire 10. Although the shoes share the same midsole design, the upper of the Wave Inspire 11 harkens back to the low profile fit last seen in the Wave Inspire 9. Even with a last curvier than a Kardashian, the Wave Inspire 11 still provides enough rear foot control to deliver a


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