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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Item #13128
MSRP:$119.95
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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® RIDER™ 20 :: Launch your running on smoother, softer cushion with the updated Men's Mizuno® Wave® Rider™ 20. Feel like you're hoppin' from cloud to cloud thanks to all new Cloud Wave Technology that gives you 9% softer cushion than last year's model. Glide away in the Wave® Rider™ thanks to the new midsole that sets you up for a 33% more lively ride than the previous model. Plus, your new Triple Zone engineered mesh breathes easier and holds your foot better while allowing for maximum range of motion! Catch the Men's Wave® Rider™ 20 and you'll be runnin' on top of the world!

Features & Benefits:

  • A redesigned Neutral Wave plate: Provides softer cushioning, and enhanced responsive feel
  • Articulated U4icX heel wedge: Provides more cushion and a softer feel
  • Top midsole incorporates new U4ic compound: Adding 33 percent more response and more durability compared to previous model
  • Triple Zone engineered mesh: Increases breathability, movement and hold
  • Softer collar: Helps avoid irritation without losing feel fit
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  • DROP: 12 mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.6 ounces
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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good traction (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (7)
  • Pavement (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

My go to shoe

By Derek

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoe, plenty of room.

 
5.0

Perfect balance of lightweight and cushion. A MUST BUY!

By EmRunner

from Florida

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    BEST running shoe I've ever owned. The Wave Rider 20 is perfect if you are looking for something lightweight but don't want to sacrifice cushion. Lasted me just over 500 miles.

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

    Love the 20

    By Michael

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Another awesome wave rider

     
    5.0

    On my reorder list

    By Sean

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    I've run in the Wave Rider for the last 10 years as my high mileage shoe of choice. Keep coming back due to fit, stability and wear.

     
    4.0

    I would purchase this shoe again.

    By Stephen

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Very good cushioning ,both heel and forefoot. Very little arch support, which was surprising considering previous versions of the same shoe.

     
    5.0

    Great, lightweight neutral shoe.

    By Bruce

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    About me: height, 5'9".... weight, 170 ..... average 20-30 miles/week.... I've run in the earlier versions of this shoe, and I'd have to rate this update as good or better than ever. I wore them for a few days around the house and around town to break them in, and on run #1 they felt GREAT; same with today. I bought 2E width, and only wish they came in other colors besides the dark blue, but that's a minor point in my overall grade on this shoe. Really good cushioning. Sizing is right on target..... I use these mostly on trails, and even there, traction is very good. If you're looking for a neutral shoe with average drop, this is a good choice..... no, an excellent one!

     
    4.0

    I'd get another pair

    By Jared

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    I use the shoe for short to medium distance runs 3 to 8 miles. They are a little more cushioned than previous years. If I use them for my half marathons I'll put an athletic insole for more cushioning and heel protection as I would any shoe. I use to be a manager for many years so I'm familiar with most running shoes. I feel the shoe is a bit more supportive than recent years to. Good for a neural arch or a mild supinator. If your a sever pronator get the horizon or a stability shoe.

     
    5.0

    Easy peesy

    By Austin

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    The shoes fit so snug and the padding is beyond comfortable which makes my runs much more enjoyable. They arrived on time and in perfect condition.

     
    1.0

    Beware! Toe box has changed

    By Tim

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Mizuno changed the toe box from the Wave Rider 18 model making these unusable for me. Returning for a refund.

     
    4.0

    Would buy these again

    By Mark

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Only have a few runs on them but they feel good and have plenty of room in the toe box.

     
    4.0

    Worth it!

    By Joshua

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Impressed so far. I have been running in the Sayanora since the Fall and completed a marathon in those shoes but was looking for more cushioning. I've been an off-and-on Wave Rider user before but never liked the extra weight they held. The WR 19 and 20 have improved their weight significantly and while the WR doesn't feel as speedy as the Sayanora on the track, it's not a pillow either. Great version of the shoe with decent room in the toe box. I really appreciate the seamless design on the upper to help reduce hot spots and these shoes remain a great value for their performance characteristics.

     
    5.0

    All good again!

    By Dennis

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Really liked the 18's but the 19's gave me hotspots on top of my feet. With the 20 everything seems good again. No hotspots and comfortable to wear right out of the box.

     
    4.0

    1st try

    By Jon

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    My first time wearing Mizunos and this style has a little less cushioning than I prefer. However I do
    Like the shoe for its fit.

     
    4.0

    Nice shoes

    By Lance

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Very good cushioning... deceptively cushy.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful shoes, great purchase.

    By Kevin

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    I run about 20 miles a week, relatively new runner. These shoes are wonderful, fit great, very comfortable while running and in general. They feel perfect and have held up well on the dirt roads I run.

     
    4.0

    A nice improvement from the wave rider 19

    By Darren

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    I have a couple pair of the wave rider 19s that I really like but the 20s are an improvement both in the sole but also n the feeling of the upper. Very comfortable shoe

     
    5.0

    One of my favorite shoes.

    By Bradley

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Super awesome plush ride. My second Mizuno wave rider. One of my favorite shoes.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Shoe and Will Buy Again

    By David

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Excellent shoe for this 5' 9" 155 lb runner. Use for my long runs and my feet feel great afterwards. Cushion is excellent. Will buy these again.

     
    4.0

    Fast shoe

    By Chris

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    Soft shor, great cushion

     
    4.0

    A very fine shoe with a cushiony ride

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

    I like Mizuno products and decided to try the new Wave Rider. It's an excellent shoe. More cushion than the Wave Inspire which I've used for years. You can really feel the difference. I'll use the Rider on longer runs.

     
    5.0

    Best I've ever run in

    By Jeff

    from Saline,MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Pavement
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

      Have been looking for a shoe to replace the Wave Rider 15s I've been running in for years.(Bought 6 pairs after a long search for the perfect shoe.) Bought the Wave Rider 19s recently but they are just a little too firm and made noise with every step. Tried many other brands as well. These 20s however are absolutely perfect in every way. Planning to get 6 pairs of these as well.

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

      Finally Mizuno got it right!

      By ERS

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Pavement
        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

        Having given up on the Wave Riders after they screwed up edition #13 (although I tried many versions after this), I returned to this after NB got rid of the Boracay. Boy, how pleased I am. This WR 20 is back to what made the Wave Rider a great training and marathon racing shoe (for us mid packers). Great cushioning combined with good structure and a light feel make this shoe a winner. Going back for another pair. And I don't get where someone commeted that they're ugly??? Great looking shoe and can't wait to add another pair to the wardrobe.

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

        Iterative changes make this a must have

        By Dave

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Traction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Road Running
        • Wet Conditions
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

        I've owned previous generations of Wave Riders, and the key difference with this model is the stiffer platform. The overall stiffness makes the toe box and bottom sole feel more responsive and supportive. The downside to this change is breath-ability. I typically wear mid cushion socks and my feat were getting really hot in these shoes. But this issue was quickly resolved when switching to a thinner sock.

        Ultimately I'd recommend these shoes but only give this a 4/5 stars because aesthetically I think they are ugly.

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

        Best Wave Rider Yet

        By David

        from Whittier, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

          I've run in Wave Riders since #5, and in my view this is the best shoe yet. It is flexible, provides great cushioning, is light weight, and hugs my foot. I run about 35 miles a week, just for fun (I'm not training for anything)!

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

          WR20... awesome shoe!

          By Michael

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

          Outstanding update to the Wave Rider line. Great fit... great run!

           
          5.0

          Perfect shoe right out of the box

          By Derek

          from Yorktown, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

            These were perfect right out of the box. I loved the Ghost 8, still getting used to the Ghost 9 but these were perfect and are going to be my go to shoe.

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

            Best Rider yet!

            By Riverrunner

            from Evansville, IN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

              I've had the Wave Rider 17,18,19, and now the 20. The 20 is the best Wave Rider I've had yet. Better cushioning, better response, better fit! Even though it's considered a level 4 in cushioning, to me it feels better cushioned than most of the level 5 cushioned shoes I have. All around this is a great update!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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