Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports

Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 11

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Men's Mizuno® Wave® Rider™ 11 :: The men's Mizuno® Wave® Rider™ 11 has two big improvements you'll feel in this cushioned running shoe known for great shock absorption and smooth toe-off are the new heel and collar design that fits more securely and a more snug midfoot fit for better comfort. 11.2 ounces

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If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Wave Rider 10
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|VS-1|Wave plate|
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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4.0

Good for cross country!!!

By Squid ''Man'' Kennedy

from Sweethome, OR

About Me Professional Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

    -Great for cross-country!
    -Best shoes I've used for wet condition's!
    -I've used them for easy 500 miles and still good shape!
    -Realy light!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
     
    4.0

    Good Trail Shoe's

    By Squid ''man'' Kennedy

    from Oregon

    About Me Professional Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I used it for cross country. Mud pits, rivers, hiking, running, track pretty much everything! There defo good for cross country!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
       
      2.0

      I'm a lighter runner (145 ...

      By jcullu78

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I'm a lighter runner (145 lbs), who runs long distances and does some speed work, and has high arches. I liked the older wave riders and had a great experience with Wave Rider 9, but the 11's hurt my feet after running more than 3-4 miles. The 11's were also quite painful in my knees and hip to train in once my mileage exceeded 25-30 miles per week. I hope the 12's are better but after my experience with the 11, I am in no hurry to try them out again.

       
      5.0

      Great shoe. Used to wear ...

      By Andrew

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Great shoe. Used to wear Nike support shoes until I got pain in my ankle. These shoes give me zero pain. This is my first Mizuno shoe, and I plan on sticking with the brand. Run about 10 miles/week.

       
      1.0

      These looked good and ...

      By Run Joe Run

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      These looked good and felt good in the store. I got them on the road, found they hurt my feet and the heal strike was as hard as a brick. And they brought back my Plantar!! I'm back to New Balance.

       
      4.0

      6 ft 165lb 60 yr old 25 ...

      By Charlie

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      6 ft 165lb 60 yr old 25 mile/wk runner with wide forefoot. I've run in the wave rider 9, 10 and 11. The 9 switched me from Sauconys. It was the best fit and comfort for me, great endurance in the sole and cushioning. The 10 was a bit narrow for my foot and the 11 returned to a better toe box and fit, but I like the nine best.

       
      4.0

      I have had the WR 9, 10, ...

      By Daniel

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I have had the WR 9, 10, & 11. The 9 was by far the best. I personally like the 11's better than the 10's. I am a heavier runner, 6'2" 240 with wide feet and a perfect 1/2 size. I also prefer to run on pavement (I know great on the knees) and these have held up real well. These shoes fit great.

       
      2.0

      Everything is perfect ...

      By Robert

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Everything is perfect except that they are too soft in the heel which ruins it all.

       
      4.0

      I like the Wave Rider ...

      By Bart

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I like the Wave Rider 11s. They provide reasonable cushioning but are responsive enough for faster running. I am a 175 lb neutral runner with higher than average arches. I like the Wave Riders for all my runs 10K and less and for speed work. They are lightweight also. They fit great but might be a little on the narrow side. I think if I sized up, I might not like the larger toe box, so I am better off with the size I have. I have about 150 miles on the Wave Riders and after I am done with them, I am curious to try the Wave Precisions.

       
      5.0

      On my 2nd pair-used to ...

      By sandy

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      On my 2nd pair-used to wear Nike. I don't have lower back pain with Waves, have wide feet for female,& I'm a heavier runner (muscle weight). I run 37 miles avg per week. love them!!!!

       
      1.0

      Road Runner ...

      By Robert

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Road Runner Sports/Mizuno. Please strike a deal that will allow RRS to make the WR9 a permanent fixture as a Classic choice. Because it was truly a classic. All of the Narrow footed runners will flock back to Mizuno and proudly wear the bird once again.

       
      4.0

      Sorry, but I like em'. ...

      By JDolan

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Sorry, but I like em'. I've run in the 7's,10's and now the 11's. If you have narrow feet, check out some fashionable Nike's. The WR 11's don't feel alot wider to me than the 7's did, (although I was able to go down a half size to accomodate my wide feet), instead of buying a full size bigger, like I was. Forefoot is the same, firm, but cushioned. Still one of the best heel/toe transitions around. Durable grippy rubber, too.

       
      1.0

      Much worse than the wave ...

      By Dave

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Much worse than the wave rider 10. The wave in the heel is too soft on the outside, I'm 5'8", 137 so the force of my foot strike shouldn't be causing premature breakdown of the heel. Mizuno should go back to the wr 9.

       
      3.0

      Loved the Rider 8s and ...

      By cjh

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Loved the Rider 8s and wanted to keep the Mizuno love going but these shoes are horrible. There is NO cushioning compared to earlier WR models. My first run using them, I got shin-splinty pain that has remained with me no matter how I stretch. I loved Mizuno because they make wide shoes (6'3", 220 lbs, 25-30 miles/week). Now, I will find another manufacturer because Mizuno seems to follow the trend of cutting corners to maximize profits. Sad.

       
      4.0

      I'm sorry, on my prior ...

      By MF

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I'm sorry, on my prior post i meant to say downsize a half size, not a full size

       
      1.0

      What the heck happened? ...

      By Briguy

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      What the heck happened? The WR11 update is horrable. With no change to how I have been running, I developed shin splints in the first few days and PF to go along with it, in both feet none the less. I don't know what all changed with this new model, But this shoe has me looking for another brand after all these years of running in WRs. Mizuno, you have destroyed this series of shoe. Now you have one less faithful customer.

       
      2.0

      Loved my two pairs of ...

      By Zac

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Loved my two pairs of WR7's. Hated my WR10's. Tried on WR11's - felt just like 400 mile old WR10's. Bought adidas Supernova 7's. Satisfied, but not as happy as would be with a new pair of WR7-9's. Still wearing 700 mile old WR7's to the gym, reminiscing about better days. *sadface*

       
      4.0

      I was bummed when mizuno ...

      By MF

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I was bummed when mizuno changed the upper on the rider 10 and 11. It's purpose with this move is to sell more shoes to the masses with wider feet. I have an average width foot and in these shoes i'm all over the toe box no matter how i tie the shoes. Out of desperation( i did try other brands with no success) i downsized a full size and wore a real thin sock, made sure the toe nails were cut nice and short and went for a run. I'm not recommending this as a solution but it did wind up working for me. I got the glove like fit and my forefoot wasn't all over the place. I've done a couple of 5 milers and a ten miler and still no black toes. so if you are looking for the fit of the rider 7, 8 or 9 which got lost in the recent up dates you could try downsizing in this. manner. It's just another option

       
      2.0

      It's always hit or miss ...

      By Mahjong

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      It's always hit or miss with the Rider. This one's a royal dud. To mushy, no heel pop in the transition. Been running in Mizunos since 2000. Best shoe yet is the Creation 2000--it's Precision with more EVA and a much stiffer full-foot wave plate--the shoe flies. The Rider 11 has larger wave holes, a softer and shorter wave plate--all this adds up to mush. Also, my foot is widish, and the Rider 11 seems to be too wide, so that simply has too much forefoot to run through. How about a revival of the Creation 2000--Please!!

       
      4.0

      Contrary to other ...

      By J.H.

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Contrary to other reviewers? opinions, I felt that the WR11 was a bit soft for my taste. 5"9, 140-- Had to switch to the Precision.

       
      1.0

      this shoes is not at its ...

      By Rommel

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      this shoes is not at its best, too much stability not good for high arc runners. I wore it for 10 minutes and the bottom of my foot starts to feel pain. The pain reminded me of my old injury. I'm glad I didn't not run with it as soon as I wore it. very poor shoes for my own opinion.

       
      3.0

      Been looking for a ...

      By Aaden

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Been looking for a replacement for the unbelievably good Wave Rider (WR) 9. The WR9 fits my narrow foot perfectly, and has the ideal amount of cushioning and support. But man, the WR9 has a super short life span. I have a string bean physique at 5'10", 138 pounds with a light midfoot strike, but the forefoot cushioning on the WR9 gave out at only 300 miles and that's with judicious shoe rotation over 3 months. Enough ranting. Now on to review the current Wave Rider 11. The WR11 is totally different than the WR9 both in terms of fit and ride quality. The upper is good quality in construction and comfort, but gone is the snug fit. The WR11 is like 2E wide, and super loose. The shoe last is also very wide in the forefoot and wider in the heel, leading to what feels to be a clunkier, less responsive ride. The cushioning seems to be slightly softer but still it's a far cry from the brilliant ride of the WR9. Man, bring back the Rider 9.

       
      2.0

      Please, Mizuno, I beg ...

      By tdavism3

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Please, Mizuno, I beg you! Please bring back the fit of the Rider 9! The 10 was terrible and the 11 only is marginally better. I wish that I never would have tried the 9 because I am now spoiled and have not found anything that can really replace it in terms of fit and responsiveness. The WR 11 is a sad shadow of the WR 9.

       
      1.0

      Why can't Mizuno stop ...

      By mf

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Why can't Mizuno stop ruining good shoes!!! My foot was flopping everywhere. I downsized as much as i could and yet my foot was slipping all around the shoe. I felt like i was in a EE. Mizuno, go back to widthes so i can get that snug fit again

       
      5.0

      I have run in Creations ...

      By Fletch

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I have run in Creations for years and was looking for a lighter shoe and tried these and love em. I actually feel like I am being propelled forward by these shoes. So far so good I have done one long run and a few speed workouts with them, could not be happier.

       
      2.0

      Strange! I've been ...

      By Eric - VA

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      Strange! I've been running the Wave Rider for about 6 years. Several marathons and thousands of training miles beneath the soles. Decided to upgrade to the Rider 11 (Size 11), under the guidance of the RRS rep. The Rider 11 (Size 11) was a full 1/2 inch longer. When I switched to the size 10.5, my midfoot was cramped. Discomfort after about 5 miles and sore feet for two days following. Think I'll try a different brand and see if there is a difference.

       
      1.0

      I think I've made a big ...

      By FM-NC

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      I think I've made a big mistake. I've been a New Balance 1061 guy and decided they were getting too pricey (especially when I add the SOLE brand inserts). I tried out the Rider yesterday and initially thought the heels felt very hard--like there were blocks under them. Well this morning I could barely get out of bed because of major pain in my mid and lower back. The pounding that these shoes created has me thinking "you get what you pay for". I'm going to give them one more try with a new pair of inserts but I may be sending these back this week.

       
      1.0

      What is wrong with Mizuno ...

      By Rick W

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      What is wrong with Mizuno these days with horrible updates? Mizuno destroyed the Rider with Version 10 with its disgustingly large cavernous toebox and flat arch that caters to the masses of people with large, wide, feet. The Rider 11 is slightly more snug than the 10, but still fits HUGE compared to the 8 and 9. Why not keep the wide models specific to the 2E and 4E?

       
      4.0

      The Rider 11 is very well ...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      The Rider 11 is very well reviewed by all the running mags this year, so I decided to try this shoe and found that it works well. I'm a light runner, 5'6" 128 lbs. I wasn't sure if this shoe would provide enough cushioning for ultra training, but it seems to perform fine. No real issues during test runs of 28 and 36 miles, so I think I will purchase another pair to throw in my rotation along with my Adistar Cushions. The Rider is way lighter, faster, and more responsive than the Adistars. However, I have heard the Rider's cushioning goes flat real fast after only 300 miles if you're lucky.

       
      5.0

      these are great. i don't ...

      By Eddie

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's Mizuno Running Shoes | Mizuno Wave Rider 11 - Road Runner Sports:

      these are great. i don't do much distance running, but the first day i got these, i went for a run and did almost double what i used to do in terms of mileage. extremely comfortable especially with the insole.

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      Mon, April 13,2009:
      These looked good and felt good in the store. I got them on the road, found they hurt my feet and the heal strike was as hard as a brick. And they brought back my Plantar!! I'm back to New Balance.
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      Wed, January 21,2009:
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      Mon, March 17,2008:
      I loved the 10's and these are just as good. The cushioning is perfect for my frame 5'6" 180 and I really like the room in the toe box for my wide feet.
      26.    wr life rated this product 4 stars
      Sun, March 16,2008:
      Unlike about half of the people that tried wr10s i loved the extra room. these shoes are snugger but no complants after 2 months of wear and tear. give them a little bit and they will grow on you.
      27.    mf rated this product 1 star
      Sat, March 15,2008:
      Why can't Mizuno stop ruining good shoes!!! My foot was flopping everywhere. I downsized as much as i could and yet my foot was slipping all around the shoe. I felt like i was in a EE. Mizuno, go back to widthes so i can get that snug fit again
      28.    Fletch rated this product 5 stars
      Mon, March 10,2008:
      I have run in Creations for years and was looking for a lighter shoe and tried these and love em. I actually feel like I am being propelled forward by these shoes. So far so good I have done one long run and a few speed workouts with them, could not be happier.
      29.    Eric - VA rated this product 2 stars
      Sat, February 09,2008:
      Strange! I've been running the Wave Rider for about 6 years. Several marathons and thousands of training miles beneath the soles. Decided to upgrade to the Rider 11 (Size 11), under the guidance of the RRS rep. The Rider 11 (Size 11) was a full 1/2 inch longer. When I switched to the size 10.5, my midfoot was cramped. Discomfort after about 5 miles and sore feet for two days following. Think I'll try a different brand and see if there is a difference.
      30.    FM-NC rated this product 1 star
      Mon, February 04,2008:
      I think I've made a big mistake. I've been a New Balance 1061 guy and decided they were getting too pricey (especially when I add the SOLE brand inserts). I tried out the Rider yesterday and initially thought the heels felt very hard--like there were blocks under them. Well this morning I could barely get out of bed because of major pain in my mid and lower back. The pounding that these shoes created has me thinking "you get what you pay for". I'm going to give them one more try with a new pair of inserts but I may be sending these back this week.
      31.    Eric G rated this product 5 stars
      Mon, January 14,2008:
      Same great shoe on the outside but with added comfort on the inside.
      32.    Kevin rated this product 4 stars
      Sun, January 13,2008:
      I am a long time Nike Air Pegasus fan. I decided to try these shoes out because I couldn't get any more 2006 Peg's and the 2007 models were terrible. I find the Wave Rider to be comfortable to run in, but I have had a problem with slippage in the heel. I have somewhat solved to problem with thicker socks (Thorlo). I have only logged about 50 miles in them, so far, but not soreness or injuries.
      33.    doubltime rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, January 03,2008:
      I have high arched square feet and the shoe fit is spot on. Amazing cushion and for a mid-foot striker, the toe off is responsive and smooth. If you have narrow feet, you'll feel like your feet are swimming in the toe box, but then i say try the Asics cumulus, the fit will be much better.
      34.    LeRoy rated this product 1 star
      Wed, December 12,2007:
      What is Mizuno trying to pull here. And RRS. Touted as a snugger shoe. Hogwash. Same wide as a boat feel as before. No change. and they even raised the price. I give up!
      35.    derry rated this product 5 stars
      Mon, December 10,2007:
      If you are a Rider fan..and have liked them except for the upper fit of the Rider 10..you will love these..fits better and performs like all the other Riders...great heel to toe,etc

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