Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoes Reviews

The Wave Rider is Mizuno's most popular neutral running shoe. Equipped with the brand's trademark Wave plate, the Rider offers a firm but cushioned run suitable for daily training.

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Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
12 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
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
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
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
9.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 20 is a high-mileage trainer that packs a lot of features into a fairly lightweight offering. Priced well, it is not a surprise that these are Mizuno's Go-To Shoe.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
9.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Wave Rider 19 is a great option for high mileage daily training. It adds some welcomed upgrades from the previous version and provides a comfortable responsive ride.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Wave Rider 18 returns to the stripped down feel of the twelfth version with a smooth ride and great cushioning for heel strikers looking for a durable but lightweight shoe.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
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
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
Weight
11.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 15 is a great tribute to the line with great cushioning technology and a very smooth ride. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester