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Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® ALCHEMY™ 9 :: Deeper flex grooves and a more decoupled heel add softer, natural-feeling cushioning to the perfect amount of stability. The men's Mizuno® Wave® Alchemy™ 9 features a new, premium Ortholite® sockliner for more responsive cushion. Men-specific fit. 11.9 ounces

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Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Mizuno Wave®: Footwear technology that combines cushioning and stability, which are both inherently necessary in great running shoes
  • SmoothRide™: Engineering approach to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible
  • AP Midsole: Lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning copolymer
  • VS-1™: Shock-absorbing cushioning found in the heel and forefoot
  • AIRmesh™: Lightweight, breathable upper
  • X10™ Outsole: Provides extra durability in high impact areas
  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces the effects of lateral stress on the shoe, resulting in an optimal fit while in motion
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Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Breathable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Low arch (3)

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    4.0

    Stability for the Long Road ahead

    By CowDoc

    from Kuawit and San Antonio

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

      A comfortable ride that provides sufficient comfort and support to a big runner like me. Durable and well constructed, the shoe performs without issue and I have no complaints. The switch to Mizuno was made because of this shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unbelievable support and ...

      By Mizuno Lover

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

      Unbelievable support and such a smooth feel. Great fit!

       
      5.0

      My Favorite Alchemy

      By runtom42

      from OKC, Ok

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

        The 9 has been my favorite Alchemy. I had the 8s and a pair of 10s and by far this has been my shoe of choice. I can slip these on and run a marathon in them with no breaking in. I have been getting in about the high 400s in mileage. Very durable.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My favorite shoe ever

        By Buxtehude

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          Absolutely LOVE my Wave Alchemys! I've run in the Asics 2000 series, Kayanos, Brooks Adrenaline, and Saucony Omnis and the only ones that can even compare to these are the Kayanos. Lightweight, but with good support. I am a moderate overpronator with low arches, and these shoes are very comfortable. I've run a couple of Half Marathons in them and have been very happy. My only concern is whether or not they will be durable enough for my 200+ lb frame, but they are comfortable enough that I would rather replace them frequently than switch shoes while I am now training for my first marathon.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great stability

          By tonygio

          from bartlett, IL

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          Great stability for my flat wide clown feet (kudos on the wide width too). Also amazingly flexible, lightweight, and responsive too. Only flaw is that they do need more cushioning, especially in the forefoot. Hopefully mizuno will address this in the next version of the Alchemy, but until then I'll just keep tinkering with insoles to get the cushion I need..

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
           
          4.0

          rock solid stable

          By tonygio

          from bartlett, IL

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Flexible
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          A fantastic stability shoe that just needs a little more cush in the forefoot. Perfect stability and arch support for my flat feet, these shoes actually DO correct overpronation properly (I was amazed). Also very smooth h-t, and surprisingly flexible. I only find myself tinkering with the footbed, however...just trying to make them a little more cushioned...

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too wide
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          6' 2", 170 lb, ...

          By Rick M.

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          6' 2", 170 lb, overpronator. Just tried this shoe to replace the Wave Elixer 5 which was much too stiff in the forefoot. This shoe has mediocre transition from the outside heel into the midfoot strike. Ride is average; outsole is compliant though. Stability platform too stiff for my liking. Going to try the Nike Lunarglide or Vomero 4.

           
          5.0

          Once I found these shoes, ...

          By Kurt

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          Once I found these shoes, I have never bought a different pair of shoes. I ran my first marathon in these shoes and will be running my next this December. A great shoe for the price. Highly recommended.

           
          5.0

          Great shoe. Feels lighter ...

          By Derek

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          Great shoe. Feels lighter than advertised and allows for great roll through the step. MIzuno doesn't pack so much junk into the shoe (thick cushion, heavy duty plastic Motion control stuff), which allows your foot to actually feel the step, which I think is key to good mechanics. I wear custom orthotics (chronic ITBS, currently running pain-free in this shoe). I would run races in these shoes, they feel quick.

           
          3.0

          Good stability in a nice ...

          By Near Dark Track Club

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          Good stability in a nice ride. Upper could be a little shorter around the ankle. It can cause some rubbing

           
          5.0

          I had to switch over to a ...

          By Dan S

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Mizuno WAVE Alchemy 9 Running Shoe:

          I had to switch over to a stability shoe when I saw film of my stride. These shoes straightened me right out. The film with these shoes showed just how much support they give even though they are very light.

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          1.    Rick M. rated this product 3 stars
          Tue, January 19,2010:
          6' 2", 170 lb, overpronator. Just tried this shoe to replace the Wave Elixer 5 which was much too stiff in the forefoot. This shoe has mediocre transition from the outside heel into the midfoot strike. Ride is average; outsole is compliant though. Stability platform too stiff for my liking. Going to try the Nike Lunarglide or Vomero 4.
          2.    Near Dark Track Club rated this product 3 stars
          Wed, November 04,2009:
          Good stability in a nice ride. Upper could be a little shorter around the ankle. It can cause some rubbing
          3.    Derek rated this product 5 stars
          Tue, November 03,2009:
          Great shoe. Feels lighter than advertised and allows for great roll through the step. MIzuno doesn't pack so much junk into the shoe (thick cushion, heavy duty plastic Motion control stuff), which allows your foot to actually feel the step, which I think is key to good mechanics. I wear custom orthotics (chronic ITBS, currently running pain-free in this shoe). I would run races in these shoes, they feel quick.
          4.    Seasoned skeptic rated this product 5 stars
          Fri, October 23,2009:
          Ran a race in these last year, and later accepted a 30K sign-on bonus to work in a skilled nursing facility; hated the job, eventually developed a serious drinking/cocaine problem to deal with the work stress, and the 30K only covered about a month of my 90day stay at Passages to clean up (plus, after taxes, I only kept about 18K of my bonus money). So I ended up really deep in the ditch, and now I can't even drink to unwind --but none of my problems have anything to do with these shoes, which have a reliably responsive ride and can really take a bruising.
          5.    Dan S rated this product 5 stars
          Sat, October 10,2009:
          I had to switch over to a stability shoe when I saw film of my stride. These shoes straightened me right out. The film with these shoes showed just how much support they give even though they are very light.
          6.    Kurt rated this product 5 stars
          Mon, September 28,2009:
          Once I found these shoes, I have never bought a different pair of shoes. I ran my first marathon in these shoes and will be running my next this December. A great shoe for the price. Highly recommended.
          7.    Mizuno Lover rated this product 5 stars
          Tue, September 15,2009:
          Unbelievable support and such a smooth feel. Great fit!

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