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Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3

Item #MIZ610
MSRP:$134.99
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Product Description:

You've found the lightest feeling stability plus shoe around. You'll appreciate the improvements made to the last which opens up the midfoot and gives you a better fit. Prepare to reach Nirvana.

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Wave Nirvana 2
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|VS-1|Forefoot|VS-1
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe
 
3.9

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1.0

Felt heavy, dead & ...

By David

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

Felt heavy, dead & inflexible. I was very disappointed. Now I wear them with jeans. Back to New Balance 1223

 
5.0

great shoe. i tossed ...

By dmp

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

great shoe. i tossed aside my Kayano 12s for these and haven't looked back since. great cushioning and forefoot room.

 
5.0

I'm a 190lbs. runner ...

By Jose Luis Canales

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

I'm a 190lbs. runner coming back from serious knee injuries. I've been running in Mizunos for the last 9 yrs. including a 2:56 Berlin marathon. The Nirvana 3 is an excellent training shoes, smooth ride, like running on low tide sand.

 
2.0

I miss the old Wave ...

By John

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

I miss the old Wave Nirvana. Although very light, this shoe is not sturdy enough to protect this 200+ lb. runner from the pounding. This shoe reminds me of why I left New Balance.

 
5.0

I absolutely love this ...

By damonjh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

I absolutely love this shoe. I am a mid-foot striking, 220 lb half-marathoner, with a med to high arch, avg 30 mi/wk. Mizunos have always fit my feet best and I ran in the Wave Creation for years, but developed Plantar Fasciitis in the the 8's. I tried the Nirvanas and fell in love with them immediately. They provide much more cushioning that the Creations ever did. I have put 500+ miles on 2 pair over the last 9 months with no injuries and my PF has almost completely disappeared.

 
4.0

I'm satisfied with this ...

By Bob Birchell

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

I'm satisfied with this shoe. I was a big fan of the original Nirvana and settled on these as a quick replacement. My orthotics don't fit these as well as the originals but it works. The best thing is that my issues with the toebox on other shoes has not reappeared since switching to Mizuno. I just ran the Cleveland Marathon in these and they did me well.

 
5.0

this is the most ...

By kenny

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

this is the most supportive shoe i've ever had. i've had kayanos, hurricanes, you name it. but this shoe takes the cake for stability. i have nearly flat feet and these do the trick. i've put about 350 miles on them and they're still holding up. a little on the heavy side but that's okay i'm not a kenyan trying to win boston or something. cheers.

 
5.0

Fantastic shoe; did 18 mi ...

By David

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

Fantastic shoe; did 18 mi out of the box. Width accomodated my EE with thin socks. Good cushioning for 175 lb. runner. Shoe similar to Asics Kayano 11 but with slightly longer arch.

 
4.0

This shoe is a welcome ...

By Marcus Arrelano

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

This shoe is a welcome change for me in the summer months. I can wear the 2120, Trance or Kayano, and this shoe has, by far the most ventilated and cushioned forefoot I have ever felt.

 
5.0

Best shoe I've run in. ...

By CT

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

Best shoe I've run in. Great look and feel. The only thing I would advise is not to buy 1/2 size up.

 
5.0

Huge improvement over the ...

By CBGB

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

Huge improvement over the previous model! Fits better. Cushions better. Transitions better. Move over Kayano- there is a new king in town.

 
3.0

Decent shoe, but not as ...

By MH

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

Decent shoe, but not as good as the original Nirvana (I didn't like the 2nd version).
The 3 has great cushioning and a smooth ride. But the increased cushioning combined with what seems like a higher heel profile compromise the support. The stability on the 3 just isn't as fine-tuned as the original.
But mainly it's the heel height. And I might be wrong about that - there may be no difference in the heel-to-forefoot ratio between the 3 and the original Nirvana. But it feels like there is.
Anyway, might work for some folks. Personally, I prefer the original Nirvana.

 
5.0

These are fantastic! I ...

By Wayne

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

These are fantastic! I have been through dozens of shoes the last few years to try to alleviate leg pain while running, and the first run out of the box with these was my best ever! After 3 runs in these, I feel like I am finally pushing my aerobic capacity and not fighting my legs. The transition, impact absorption and energy return are outstanding for me (even far more noticeable than Spiras). They almost seem to push me forward. I am 5'9 and 205 lbs. Previously, I'd been through many pairs of Brooks Adrenaline 5s (with 2 pair of socks), but could not run at all in the new Adrenaline 7s - too painful. I have no discomfort whatsoever with these. I was not a fan of the first Nirvana - I couldn't feel anything resembling cushion - but, this is completely different. I HIGHLY recommend these for heavier runners with medium to low arches. They do seem to fit a bit longer to me than most, but not too badly.

 
1.0

this shoe feels heavy and ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 3 Running Shoe:

this shoe feels heavy and dead to me.
time to give saucony a shot.

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1.    David rated this product 1 star
Sat, March 15,2008:
Felt heavy, dead & inflexible. I was very disappointed. Now I wear them with jeans. Back to New Balance 1223
2.    damonjh rated this product 5 stars
Tue, January 22,2008:
I absolutely love this shoe. I am a mid-foot striking, 220 lb half-marathoner, with a med to high arch, avg 30 mi/wk. Mizunos have always fit my feet best and I ran in the Wave Creation for years, but developed Plantar Fasciitis in the the 8's. I tried the Nirvanas and fell in love with them immediately. They provide much more cushioning that the Creations ever did. I have put 500+ miles on 2 pair over the last 9 months with no injuries and my PF has almost completely disappeared.
3.    dmp rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 07,2008:
great shoe. i tossed aside my Kayano 12s for these and haven't looked back since. great cushioning and forefoot room.
4.    David rated this product 5 stars
Mon, October 29,2007:
Fantastic shoe; did 18 mi out of the box. Width accomodated my EE with thin socks. Good cushioning for 175 lb. runner. Shoe similar to Asics Kayano 11 but with slightly longer arch.
5.    John rated this product 2 stars
Mon, October 15,2007:
I miss the old Wave Nirvana. Although very light, this shoe is not sturdy enough to protect this 200+ lb. runner from the pounding. This shoe reminds me of why I left New Balance.
6.    Jose Luis Canales rated this product 5 stars
Mon, September 24,2007:
Im a 190lbs. runner coming back from serious knee injuries. Ive been running in Mizunos for the last 9 yrs. including a 2:56 Berlin marathon. The Nirvana 3 is an excellent training shoes, smooth ride, like running on low tide sand.
7.    Marcus Arrelano rated this product 4 stars
Sat, August 18,2007:
This shoe is a welcome change for me in the summer months. I can wear the 2120, Trance or Kayano, and this shoe has, by far the most ventilated and cushioned forefoot I have ever felt.
8.    kenny rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 16,2007:
this is the most supportive shoe i've ever had. i've had kayanos, hurricanes, you name it. but this shoe takes the cake for stability. i have nearly flat feet and these do the trick. i've put about 350 miles on them and they're still holding up. a little on the heavy side but that's okay i'm not a kenyan trying to win boston or something. cheers.
9.    Bob Birchell rated this product 4 stars
Thu, May 24,2007:
I'm satisfied with this shoe. I was a big fan of the original Nirvana and settled on these as a quick replacement. My orthotics don't fit these as well as the originals but it works. The best thing is that my issues with the toebox on other shoes has not reappeared since switching to Mizuno. I just ran the Cleveland Marathon in these and they did me well.
10.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Tue, May 22,2007:
this shoe feels heavy and dead to me. time to give saucony a shot.
11.    CT rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 18,2007:
Best shoe I've run in. Great look and feel. The only thing I would advise is not to buy 1/2 size up.
12.    Wayne rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 11,2007:
These are fantastic! I have been through dozens of shoes the last few years to try to alleviate leg pain while running, and the first run out of the box with these was my best ever! After 3 runs in these, I feel like I am finally pushing my aerobic capacity and not fighting my legs. The transition, impact absorption and energy return are outstanding for me (even far more noticeable than Spiras). They almost seem to push me forward. I am 5'9 and 205 lbs. Previously, I'd been through many pairs of Brooks Adrenaline 5s (with 2 pair of socks), but could not run at all in the new Adrenaline 7s - too painful. I have no discomfort whatsoever with these. I was not a fan of the first Nirvana - I couldn't feel anything resembling cushion - but, this is completely different. I HIGHLY recommend these for heavier runners with medium to low arches. They do seem to fit a bit longer to me than most, but not too badly.
13.    CBGB rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 04,2007:
Huge improvement over the previous model! Fits better. Cushions better. Transitions better. Move over Kayano- there is a new king in town.
14.    MH rated this product 3 stars
Wed, March 28,2007:
Decent shoe, but not as good as the original Nirvana (I didn't like the 2nd version). The 3 has great cushioning and a smooth ride. But the increased cushioning combined with what seems like a higher heel profile compromise the support. The stability on the 3 just isn't as fine-tuned as the original. But mainly it's the heel height. And I might be wrong about that - there may be no difference in the heel-to-forefoot ratio between the 3 and the original Nirvana. But it feels like there is. Anyway, might work for some folks. Personally, I prefer the original Nirvana.