Mizuno Wave Inspire Running Shoes Reviews

The Wave Inspire is the go-to stability running shoe for Mizuno. Although quite traditional (12mm drop, around 10oz weight), the trademark wave of the Japanese brand allows this shoe to be both well cushioned and responsive at the same time. It's not the lightest stability shoe out there, but the good stability paired with great proprioception makes this a very well all-rounder shoe.

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Weight
10 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 are built for stability and miles. Unfortunately, the inconsistent ride along with their refusal to evolve and adapt prevents them from standing out of a crowded stability...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes 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
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
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
11 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave inspire 13 is a hulking stability shoe that feels light. While it may take some time to properly break in, it is built to last longer than before.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“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...” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
9.75 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“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...” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert