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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Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Wave Rider 24 is a high quality versatile daily trainer made for the neutral runner. The use of new ENERZY foam helps put the shoe back on the map by improving softness and providing a lively and...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“Mizuno Wave Horizon 4 is completely redone for a simpler, sleeker shoe that offers a secure fit with support and flexibility right where I need them.  This innovative design makes waves...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave Inspire 16, a moderate stability trainer, is built to be a workhouse. The inconsistent ride makes it hard to want to run in them everyday.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9.6 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 23 is a high-mileage trainer that makes minor changes to the 22 by updating the upper of the shoe and leaving the sole intact. The Wave Rider continues to be Mizuno's Go-To Shoe.” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
8.2 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Shadow 3 has shed many of the quirks that have held it back. The shoe has now developed into a go to choice for for uptempo sessions or road racing.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
11.1 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Horizon 3 is designed to be a max cushioned daily stability trainer. However, due to the weight and lack of responsiveness, they just aren’t worthy of an everyday trainer.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
10.3 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Inspire 15 is a shoe that is true to its name - inspiring runners to go further and faster. Its adaptive ride and stability features provide great support and a smooth ride.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 22 is a high-mileage trainer that makes minor changes to the 21 creating a softer ride than its predecessor. The Wave Rider continues to be Mizuno's Go-To Shoe.” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
12.40 oz.
Drop
11 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Creation 19 is a neutral highly cushioned shoe that is intended to be a daily trainer and for longer runs. This shoe is one of the heaviest shoes out there. It may be the heaviest shoe...” Read expert review
Sean Kenney
Running Expert
Weight
11.50 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Sky 2 is a neutral trainer intended for maximum cushioning over long distances. It is a firm shoe that performs well in the very specific use of long runs with some added stability.” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert

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