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Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

Item #05087
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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE INSPIRE 12 :: Think of this newly updated shoe, the Women's Mizuno® Wave Inspire 12, as road therapy for your soles! Cradle your feet in this super comfortable everyday trainer that offers the optimal balance of dynamic support and flexibility. You're gonna be inspired by the new updates on this shoe, like the improved upper construction for a soft yet structural fit, and the U4icX strobel lasting board for more comfort and cushioning underfoot. So go for it and take your runs to the next level with the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12!

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Features & Benefits:

  • U4icX heel wedge: Creates a softer, smoother landing
  • U4icX Strobel lasting board: Offers more comfort and cushioning for an enhanced underfoot feeling
  • Redesigned Blown Rubber forefoot: Optimizes pressure distribution, durability and cushioning
  • Sculpted lateral forefoot: Allows for a more durable and stable forefoot platform
  • Classic 3D Fit: Delivers conforming support where needed
  • Stretch laces: Creates a dialed in fit
  • Double Fan Wave: Adds moderate support without the stiffness
  • Improved upper construction: Provides a soft yet structural fit
  • 1000007023
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 12mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.9 ounces
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Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Comfortable fit and great color

By Barbara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Comfortable shoe with great support. Using this shoe to run while recovering from back surgery.

 
3.0

Poor cushioning for my feet

By Leigh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I run approx 15-20 miles per week, mostly 4-5 miles at a time. My feet hurt in these shoes by mile three, no matter how I lace them and how loose the shoe. Not sure what the problem is. Didn't experience this with my Brooks Ghost or Adrenaline shoes. I won't be running in these and will use for walking and gym classes only.

 
3.0

not the 12 but will try the 13 model

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I like the shoe but don't love it . It has a short life span and its not the best fitting shoe for me. After 8 miles it just isn't as comfortable.It seems to lose the cushioning. I have ordered the new Inspire13 and hope it meets my needs as i am training to run a half marathon this fall.

 
5.0

Great Fit

By Amie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I wear a 9.5 in Asics GT 2000-4. I originally purchased these as well in a 9.5 but they were too big and I didn't return them in time. After looking over other reviews, I decided to give them another shot as I absolutely loved the 9's but not so much the 10-11s. The size 9 fit perfect and they are great so far! Out of the box I ran 6 miles and no complaints. Great shoe and I may have to buy 2 more pairs to have on hand for the future (in case they decide to mess with a good thing again). Happy running!

 
5.0

Great Fit!

By Amie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I wear a 9.5 in Asics GT 2000-4. I originally purchased these as well in a 9.5 but they were too big and I didn't return them in time. After looking over other reviews, I decided to give them another shot as I absolutely loved the 9's but not so much the 10-11s. The size 9 fit perfect and they are great so far! Out of the box I ran 6 miles and no complaints. Great shoe and I may have to buy 2 more pairs to have on hand for the future (in case they decide to mess with a good thing again). Happy running!

 
1.0

Strange Ridge in Shoe

By Diane

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Didn't like the shoe at all. It has some sort of strange ridge running inside the length of it. I will probably return this shoe.

 
2.0

No I wouldn't buy again

By kathleen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Clunky sole
Ok for shorter runs

 
5.0

Plantar fasciitis

By Jean

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Recovering from plantar fasciitis. Great cushion and support!

 
5.0

Consistently a great shoe!

By Glenda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Love the color!

 
5.0

The Wave Inspire is BACK!!

By laurelerin22

from Eastchester, NY

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

After a few rounds of lackluster improvements on the Wave Inspire, I'm so happy that Mizuno seems to have gone back to what worked so well for so many people with the 7/8/9 generation. I was running in the Wave Inspire 8s for ages, until I finally killed all the pairs I had stocked up (I skipped the 9 interation). I tried the 10s and 11s and hated them. Too many changes, and the shoe just wasn't the same, so I went to Brooks for awhile. Lots of people had the same complaints as me about the 10s and 11s, and I'm happy to report that it seems Mizuno listened to those complaints when they made the 12s. The Wave Inspire 12s are very similar to the 9s, which a lot of people loved. They are lightweight and responsive, with just enough cushion to make them comfortable and bouncy without taking power out of your stride. My only minor whine is that the upper is a little tighter across the top of my foot than the older iterations were, but that might be because I'm using Superfeet insoles now. Still, it's nothing that I haven't been able to resolve with just loosening the laces across the top of my foot a little. I plan to stock up on the Wave Inspire 12s!

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  • No
 
5.0

Love my Mizuno

By Susan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Great running shoe - I have bunions and these shoes are perfect for my feet. Been wearing Mizuno for years and run about 20-25 miles per week.

 
5.0

feel great!

By Jeffrey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

feel great!

 
5.0

Definitely would buy again!

By Kirsten

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Love these shoes! Have them in every color! ;)

 
5.0

I would buy this again and again and I have!!!!

By Debra

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

This is my second pair (and I just ordered my third last night).
It is a good cushioned shoe and fits my foot very well. It has a bit firmer of a forefoot and the UltraboostST that I was wearing. I needed the firmness in that area. It is firm yet still provides cushion. It has good support and is a GREAT stability shoe. So glad it is available in many colors. I normally wear a 7.5 in running shoes and this is the size I ordered.

 
5.0

Would buy again!

By MOAR (mother of a runner)

from Pittstown, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

My daughter is a XC runner for high school and loves these. She had a pair of Saucony that she liked but it was discontinued. She tried a few different pairs and this ended up being the winner. I am ordering a second pair to have as they put a lot of miles on them over the course of the season.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great comfort and support

By HEIDI

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I've been in Mizuno's for years and they continue to provide great comfort and support for running and walking

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Elizabeth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Love these. Great fit. So happy with the support and the color combo. Pretty and functional.

 
5.0

See you next time for a new shoe.

By GLEN

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

This was a gift to my wife. She has quite a narrow foot and with the problem of finding a manufacturer that still produce 2AA widths, that was a first priority. You can imagine how relieved I was to learn that Mizuno makes them. She has had them for about a week now, and is pleased with this show and especially the great of the shoe. An enormous benefit is the service Roadrunner does with the information they list about. Specifically, in this instance, was the advice to size-up 1/2 size. My wife normally wears 8 1/2 so we ordered a 9. End result: perfect fit, and the bonus of receiving a good price and fast service. Thank you.

 
3.0

This version runs narrow.

By Tiffany

from Paradise, MO

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I've been wearing the Wave Inspire for many years. I love the 10 but skipped the 11 because of negative reviews. The reviews on the 12 seemed positive so I ordered a pair. Right out of the box, I could tell they were not as wide as the 10. I wore them around the house and felt a slight squeeze. Once I took them off, my foot felt better. Fortunately, this version does have a wider width (in some colors). I ordered the wider width in a different color. I wish Mizuno would stop messing with a good thing. Leave it alone.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivered quickly, customer service is very helpful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Only sure I'll run in!

By Shannon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Love these shoes! I've been wearing Mizuno Wave Inspires for 7-8 years so I've gone through several versions. I won't wear anything else on the pavement. This year I trained for a spring marathon and just started training for a fall marathon so I'm on my second pair of the 12's. It took me a while to break in my first pair but I think my laces were just to tight. I had no problem with my second pair. My first was in all pink and my second is gray/blue combo. I was pleasantly surprised by the gray/blue color combo. I thought Mizuno only made bright ugly colored shoes. This color combo proved me wrong!

 
5.0

My third pair

By Roy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

Great shoes. Make sure you get the correct width

 
5.0

Yes. Good Buy

By Jennifer

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

I really do like these shoes. My previous pair of shoes were Sauconys but the transition to Mizuno was easy and very much welcome considering my feet hurt after 5 months in Sauconys. I run around 20-25 mi/wk and find these shoes to be light, yet stable and supportive fit. Happy I bought them.

 
4.0

Good Stuff

By Ani

from Missouri

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stable

Cons

  • NARROW

Best Uses

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

    This is a great shoe! I feel like I can run forever. The only downside is even the wide is still pretty narrow.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great shoes!

    By Kate

    from Denver, CO

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe:

    I can only compare these to the inspire 9s, but I think they are significantly improved. The sole appears wider and feels more stable compared to the 9s but the interior of the shoe still runs narrow. They still have the mizuno spring feeling I love with a stable feeling base.

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