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
11.6 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Road
“The Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 is a tank of a shoe. I had more fun casually walking around in these versus running in them. While it gives some of the most support out there, you can find something else...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 is a good neutral running shoe. It’s not a shoe that will catch your eye but it will get the job done. Did I love the shoe? No. Did I get from point A to point B with...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is the brand's most trusted go-to stability trainer. It’s a dependable shoe and I thought the shoe was extremely comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed testing out my first...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
9.4 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Mizuno Wave Rider 25 is a well-built workhorse with a comfortable upper and a 12 mm drop that aggressively rolls you onto your forefoot during transitions.  ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
99 oz.
Drop
99 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Mizuno Wave Horizon 5 is a max cushioned 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 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
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
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