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
10.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“You will not find a lighter structure support shoe than the Mizuno Wave Paradox. As its name suggests, it is a puzzle how the technicians at Mizuno are able to develop this type of shoe at such light...” Read expert review
Ryan James
Running Expert
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“A great version of Mizuno’s flagship neutral trainer. ” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Enigma 3 is a shoe that is experiencing an identity crisis--a shoe with a neutral label but with the inherent stability of a motion control trainer ” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
7.9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“With the Sayonara, Mizuno produces a winner” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
6.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Mizuno’s first moves into minimalism are a welcome addition” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
8.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“A slightly tweaked, blisteringly fast shoe that still maintains a touch of correction. A good value for the race minded runner-even with another price increase. Fans of the Wave Musha 4 should not be...” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
9.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Although the Wave Elixir 8 stumbles a bit with a forefoot overlay issue, the shoe is still the reigning king of go-fast stability.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
13.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Mizuno’s ultra-premium neutral shoe offers plenty of protection for even mild over pronators and provides a deceptively fluid, quick ride. However, the Wave Prophecy 2’s steep price tag makes for...” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
6.8 oz / 193 g (men); 6.2 oz / 176 g (women) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“An excellent foray into the minimalist market for Mizuno that would be improved through minor improvements.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Mizuno put a lot of cushioning into a lightweight package with the updated Wave Rider” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester