Mizuno Running Shoes Reviews

Mizuno is a Japanese sportswear company founded in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. It is one of the running shoes brands with the most loyal fans. Mizuno Wave technology provides a responsive ride like no other - top running shoes! Every year we review Mizuno classics (Wave Rider, Wave Inspire, Nirvana, Creation) and all their newest running shoes - for example the Prophecy.

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Mizuno wave rebellion flash 2 - white bg
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
0.5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Flash 2 is a "super" trainer that has the feel of a race day shoe along with the durability that will last. If you are looking for a valuable shoe that can take on any task,...” Read expert review
Paul Soriano
Shoe Obsessed Runner
Weight
7.6 oz.
Drop
2 mm.
Category
Racing
“The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro 2 is a unique racer designed to quicken transitions by forcing you to midfoot/forefoot strike. It’s not a top-tier racer because it doesn’t have the springboard snap...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.9 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Sky 7 was a very pleasant surprise, and an enjoyable ride. There are better shoes on the market, but this is a very solid offering and worth a look. ” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 27 is a great choice for a daily trainer that can handle most types of runs except for speed work. It fits comfortably, has a smooth ride, and feels lightweight with enough...” Read expert review
Larry Lam
Runner with decades of experience
Weight
6.7 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Racing
“The Mizuno Wave Duel Pro is a short-distance racer or trainer which forces you to midfoot/forefoot strike. It requires you to have very strong ankles because of its geometry which lifts your heels off...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.7 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Road
“The Mizuno Wave Inspire 19 will provide balance and moderate stability to keep your legs fresh on those long runs. If you’re just getting into running, they will provide adequate cushioning to help...” Read expert review
Jeremy Yoder
Trail and road running expert.
Weight
7.9 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Racing
“The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro is a super shoe with a unique heel cut-off and a rocker toe-spring. While it does have fast transitions, it doesn't offer as much raw propulsion as some of the other...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
11.6 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Road
“The Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 is a tank of a shoe. I had more fun casually walking around in these versus running in them. While it gives some of the most support out there, you can find something else...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 is a good neutral running shoe. It’s not a shoe that will catch your eye but it will get the job done. Did I love the shoe? No. Did I get from point A to point B with...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is the brand's most trusted go-to stability trainer. It’s a dependable shoe and I thought the shoe was extremely comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed testing out my first...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.