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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!

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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
 
4.4

(based on 87 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (6), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Built for Big Miles

By Lee

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I switched to the Mizuno Wave Rider after spending the last couple years running in the Brooks Ghost and Glycerin, both of which I felt wore out prematurely 300-400 miles which at 70+ miles per week is not a very long time. The Wave Riders on the other hand are a bit more robust and I can usually get 500+ miles out of a pair before the midsole begins to lose it's support and protection. I attribute the added longevity to the firm EVA used and the wave plate which seems to maintains the level of support as the EVA breaks down with age. My only complaint is the material used for the panels that hold the laces, it is a very stiff material and on runs 60mins. or more the material's lack of flexibility becomes apparent on the upper foot. The Wave Rider is a simple shoe overall and one which does it's job well but without unneeded bulk or gimmick. I would highly recommend this shoe to runners training higher mileage weeks who have efficient strides and good overall mechanics.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great update

By Ryan

from Burlington, VT

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I loved the wave rider 17, and the 20 is prob one of the best I've tried in a while. Mizuno has always fit my medium to narrow width feet well. I have a C-D width, and Mizuno wave rider holds my heel in place the best of any shoe I've tried (I've tried Asics, Brooks, Saucony, Nike as of late) There is plenty of room in the toe box, and the overall fit feels athletic and holds the foot nicely. I hope Mizuno keeps this up with their future models, as the Wave Rider 19 didn't seem as good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First timer

By Dennis

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Try a pair for the first time it was perfect for my feet it was like getting a perfect pillow to sleep but for your feet. I would recommend this shoe to anyone i use it for walking around and jogging thats how comfortable it is. I was buying a pair just for hang out with friends thats how comfortable these shoes are keep up the good work...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sold

By Tank

from Bama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoe for a big guy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My Review

By Taylor

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Very soft, light and responsive! I have had Mizunos in the past that ended up being too firm and uncomfortable. This shoe felt like an entirely new model with great cushion.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My Review

By austin

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Overall, the Wave Rider 20 is a nice shoe. Initially the shoe was too firm for my taste but after 2 or 3 runs the shoe started to break in and felt soft enough. The shoe is fairly responsive when running but tends to feel bulky on foot. I use this shoe for 80% of my weekly runs. Its a versatile shoe, but i personally prefer a lighter shoe for fast days. I would highly recommend this shoe for most people.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wave Rider 20

By Jared

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoe, much more comfortable than previous versions. Forefoot area still not enough cushioning as I like but overall dramatically more cushioned and flexible.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Steve

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

i have been running in Mizuno wave riders for 4-5 years. I love them. Light, durable and i can run as long in i want. Half and full marathons. Great shoe.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Review

By fred

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I have only used the shoes for a shot time but absolutely love the fit, comfort and durability of the shoe. I now have three pair because I love the fit so much. I wear for casual as well as athletic events. J

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT SHOES!!!!!!

By Daniel

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Better than the 19's I had 2 surgeries on my foot in the fall of 2016. Foot pain is not there with the 20's !!! I'm very happy!!!

 
1.0

Not good

By Steede

from Charleston, SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I was a fan of Mizuno, but these shoes really hurt my feet. They were okay until after about an hour, and then I felt a severe pain on the sides of both feet. I returned them.

  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
 
5.0

Mizuno may tie for first place as a favorite running shoe.

By Raymond

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

First time trying Mizuno running shoes. I was shocked just how good they felt and the fit was perfect. I have always stayed with Brooks and Asics with Brooks being my top pick. Looks like Mizuno will be a good runner up.

Ray in South Carolina

 
5.0

noticed the comfort instantly

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

noticed the comfort instantly

 
1.0

Would not recommend

By Adam L

from Chicago

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I would not suggest the Wave Rider shoes. I have had 2 recent pairs and both time in ~300 miles the shoe wore down heavily. Much of this running is treadmill running and I don't wear them for anything else, yet the foot has started to come through the top of the shoe. Definitely not worth the price.

 
5.0

I love this brand

By Jack

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Very comfortable.

 
2.0

Very hard feel

By Brahmanand

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I switched from a Nike vomero to this product. It is surprisingly hard. I have both heel and toe pain, and I thought I was buying soft cushion shoes.

 
5.0

21 and counting

By Alan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Lighter better fitting

 
5.0

Yes

By indalecio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

fit as expected and feel light...great shoe. Looking forward to many miles.

 
5.0

Wave Rider comfortably light

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

About 4-yrs ago, switched from Nike Vomero to Mizuno Wave Rider 18 for roomier toe box. Stayed with the WR 18 because didn't like the toe box on WR 19. When replacing current pairs I bought both a pair of Wave Sky (more cushion) and a pair of Wave Rider 20. My running is split between concrete and a wood chip trail, and I prefer the extra cushion Wave Sky when expecting more hard surface running. My Wave Rider 20 are really good on all surfaces, but I prefer for both trail and speed work since the WR 20 is 9.6 oz (compared to Sky 11.6 oz).

 
5.0

Wave Rider 20 is a great shoe

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great shoe, just like the WR19.

 
5.0

Best shoe in my running career

By Jeff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Can not say enough about this edition of Wave Rider. Absolutely perfect in every way.

 
5.0

Great every day trainer

By ERica

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Great training shoes across asphalt, dirt, grass, and some rock. Runnabout 30-40 miles per week and son has no issues with these shoes.

 
1.0

Poor update - too narrow

By Mac

from Burlington, VT

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I gave a 5 stars on my first review, as they appeared to be nice. I liked the mesh upper, and the look of the shoe is great. Cushion felt okay - but when I wore these all day at my school, I noticed how narrow the midfoot and heel are, and even the outside edge of the toe box. I normally wear a size 12, however, running a lot of running shoes are running smaller these days. I ordered a 12 from running warehouse, and the length was okay, but feet were cramped. I sized up to a 12.5, and it was better, but I can still feel the sole pushing up into the bottom of my larger foot on the heel, midfoot, and outside edge of my forefoot. Overall, poor update. Mizuno needs to go back to the drawing board and make this shoe a bit wider. The only other option I can think of is if I sized up to a 13, but I've never worn a 13 as I think the length would be really long.

 
5.0

230 lbs can't crush these.

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

These are great shoes for a Clydesdale like me. My fourth pair now.

 
4.0

i would buy it again

By jack

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

good shoe!

 
4.0

I love Mizuno shoes

By guillermo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Good as akways

 
1.0

Possibly Defective?

By Nellie

from Adrian, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

I purchased this shoe for my husband as he has previously worn and liked the Wave Rider and Wave Creation shoes by Mizuno. After wearing once, he complained that it was uncomfortable and wouldn't be wearing it again. My brother-in-law, who wears the same size shoe and also has run in Mizuno, tried this pair of shoes and he too said he couldn't wear them as they "cut in to the sides of his feet". This was our first experience with the Wave Rider 20; maybe something was modified?

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Glad I switched to Mizuno

By Kaston

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Lightweight and supportive

 
4.0

Good shoe but need to put in inserts

By foodrunner

from Washington DC

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoe:

Love the waverider shoe. I have had many pairs over the last 7 years now. The only problem I have with this shoe was that there was not enough arch support. Luckily I had my inserts from Road Runner Sports and put them in. Now I run great in them. The previous WaveRiders did not need the inserts because the shoe had enough arch support. Otherwise a good shoe overall.

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

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