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
9.60 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
Weight
10.3 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“I loved running in the Mizuno Wave Inspire 14 and I don't plan to stop doing so any time soon. Very comfortable shoe for my flat foot, nicely cushioned but responsive thanks to the wave plate. Feel...” Read expert review
Ruggero Loda
Founder and Publisher, Running Shoes Guru
Weight
12.10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Horizon 2 is for runners seeking a high amount of stability but desire a soft, cushy ride. The construction of the sole makes you forget how heavy it feels and allows you to roll...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
11.10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Paradox offers some of the highest stability and support out today. Sadly, this is its biggest shortfall.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
10.10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 21 is a high-mileage trainer that keeps the main features that made the 20 work. Priced well, this continues to be Mizuno's Go-To Shoe.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
7.80 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave Sonic is a new edition to their racing line up that will eventually become the only racing option that Mizuno offers.  While it is affordable and is very durable for a racing...” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
8.80 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave Shadow is the first in a new line of shoes designed to be lightweight daily trainers. It performs well, but has a few quirks that keep it from being a great shoe.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
11.50 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Sky is a brand new offering from Mizuno in their full cushion line. Pricy with good cushion, but still Mizuno's famous firm cushion.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.