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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 41 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
  • Pavement (5)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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5.0

Buying my second pair today!

By John C.

from Shelby Township, MI

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Pavement
  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I have always been a die-hard New Balance loyalist, particularly their 1200-series shoes. Unfortunately, New Balance hasn't done it for me lately and I decided to try something else, eventually landing on the Mizuno Wave Rider 20s. After putting 400 miles on my first set, I'm here today to buy another set up Wave Rider 20s. They're a great shoe overall, particularly for my 2E wide feet. They do run a 1/2 size bigger, so factor that into your purchase. They've been comfortable for me doing long or short runs and I typically run on pavement/concrete roads/sidewalks. There are occasions when I hit the heel a little hard and the Wave Riders aren't as cushioned as a New Balance 1260. Still, they're nicely padded in the mid- and front-sole and they're very lightweight and comfortable on a 10+ mile run. A great buy overall!

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

Good shoe

By Coke

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Best, most comfortable shoe for the price.

 
4.0

Excelent shoe. Mizuno never fails.

By Carlos

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoe

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again.

By Louis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

A good light weight training shoe.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By Catherine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great show.

 
5.0

I'll keep buying Mizunos

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

very comfortable and a great fit

 
5.0

Comfortable ride and stride

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I've used these through many modifications. Always treated me well

 
3.0

Wave riding

By Seth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I purchased at least 5 pairs of the wave rider 19 and so I thought I'd try the new 20's. Nice all around shoe for any distance and they are light enough to do speed work and tempo work. Heel drop is 12mm, the highest, so it has a tendency to limit a runner to heel striking. I love the wave riders but I rated them a 3 because they just don't last very long and running shoes can get expensive, especially if you are running a lot. I think it can have more cushioning in the front of the shoe without compromising on the performance benefits of the shoe as well. It wraps a narrow foot well and wraps your heel so nicely so that it will not slip, great shoe for fit purposes. I wish a could get the same fit feeling in the new Wave Sky which leaves a lot of room in the toe box compare to the Wave Riders.

 
5.0

Improved changes from the 19

By Stan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I liked the 18's, didn't like the 19's and now back to a comfortable run with the 20's. Great cushion in the mid & heel. Will probably buy another pair to have for the future in case Mizuno decides to make changes on the 21 release.

 
3.0

Okay for easy day training.

By Terry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Not as flexible in forefoot as I prefer. Less cushioning than expected. Fit good and comfortable.

 
5.0

Much improved support

By Barry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Much more cushioning than previous models. Great looking and excellent, true-to-sizing fit. I'm a tall runner and love these shoes (6'5"/220lbs).

 
4.0

Can't go wrong with Waverider 20

By Darrell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great having chosen EE: lots of room in the toes. Lightweight, fast shoes. I did a 10-mile run right out of the box, and no issues with running or blisters. This is my fourth pair of Mizunos, my new go-to brand of running shoe.

 
5.0

Great Shoe

By Derek

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoes right out of the box, my go to shoe

 
5.0

Mizuno Wave Riders are great shoes!

By Randy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoes! I'm glad Mizuno keeps making new models because it's great to know that as soon as my latest pair needs replacing I can get the same great fit and performance in a new pair! Thanks RRS!

 
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

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