Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 13

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® RIDER 13 :: Discover the perfect balance of soft cushioning and responsive flexibility. The men's Mizuno® Wave® Rider 13 has a new collar liner that locks heels in place and throws away the key. Innovative flex eyelets reduce strain on your instep for better comfort no matter how far you run. Men-specific fit. 10.5 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces the effects of lateral stress on the shoe, resulting in an optimal fit while in motion
  • AP midsole: Lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning copolymer
  • Gender Engineering: Shoes are created to closely fit the different styles of the male and female runner
  • AIRmesh: Lightweight, breathable upper
  • Mizuno Wave: Footwear technology that combines cushioning and stability, which are both inherently necessary in great running shoes
  • SmoothRide: Engineering approach to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible
  • VS-1 in heel and forefoot: Shock-absorbing cushioning found in the heel and forefoot
  • X10 outsole: Provides extra durability in high impact areas
  • InterCool: Full-length ventilation in sole reduces heat and moisture build-up inside the shoe
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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (55)
  • Breathable (42)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Cushions impact (38)
  • Arch support (23)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (50)
  • Pavement (8)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (54 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (58 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (39), High arch (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Gym rat (10), Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mizuno's best neutral shoe for the money

By Ozark Runner

from Eureka, MO

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

    I've been running in Mizunos for the past 12 years. I race in Wave Precision and previously trained in the Creation. I'm a light-framed but high-mileage runner, so I always appreciated the cushioning and durability of the Creation.

    In recent years, however, the price of the Wave Creation has gradually crept up up up and out of my price range. I've also found the recent iterations of the Creation to be increasingly clunky and awkward, which is a problem given that I run on trails a fair amount.

    Given that I'm not a heavyweight, the Wave Rider really should be the better shoe for me. I tried it once a number of years ago and wasn't really impressed--the fit didn't seem as good as the Creation and the forefoot cushioning was noticeably inferior. But now, I'm very, very glad that I tried it again.

    I think the Rider 13 is Mizuno's best shoe right now for neutral runners. It's much lighter and less bulky than the previous model I tried, and obviously beats the Creation in these categories by a great deal. The upper is incredibly comfortable right out of the box, and although the cushioning is still noticeably less than the Creation's, it's still ample. The shoe fits beautifully and is the perfect balance between cushioning and size--this is not a bulky shoe. I really, really like this shoe.

    I'm very glad I tried the Rider again and I'll be sticking with it for a while. It's still a pricey shoe, but I'm pleased to be saving $30 every time I need new shoes now.

    Oh--my only complaint is that snow gets packed into the cut-out section of the heel, which makes it feel like you're running on a golf ball. It's a pain, but this is a problem I've experienced with many modern running shoes, most of which have a cut-away heel section.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm a neutral runner with ...

    By EliasRun

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

    I'm a neutral runner with high arches and a previous history of plantar fasciitis. I was running in the New Balance 1063, which are reasonably good shoes. I recently switched to the Mizuno Wave Rider (WR) 13 and I'm blown away by the difference. The WR 13 together with the orange Superfeet insoles turned out the be the perfect combination of flexibility, stability and cushioning in an amazingly light-weight performance shoe for short and long-distance runs. Wonderful experience!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Consistently Stellar Shoe

    By Steamroller

    from Petal, MS

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

      I've been running consistently (3 miles or more at least 3 times a week) for the last few years. I've got high arches and average knees. I just recently began training for the St. Jude Marathon and needed a new pair of shoes. I ran in the Mizuno Wave Rider 11s for around 1.5 years and loved them. The 13s are lighter and provide better support and cushion. If you liked the previous wave riders, you'll love these.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The right shoe for the job

      By Run Michael Run

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

        I came from the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 shoe, which was a great training shoe. After putting 400 miles on them I decided to stick with Mizuno but find something that wasn't a stability shoe. The Wave Rider 13 has been nothing short of amazing. I typically run 6+ miles, 6 days a week and I've been very happy with how they perform. I feel the road much better through these shoes, but there is still enough cushion for my running. I'm 5'9", 140lbs so I don't have a heavy footfall, but it's still nice to have a lightweight, fast shoe that doesn't jar my legs. These will be the ones I run with at the Disney Marathon in January.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Consistent, Neutral Trainer

        By Kevin Mc the Triathlete

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

          The Wave Rider has been exceptionally consistent over the past three or four years and many iterations. I changed to this model when the Asics model I faithfully wore changed just too much between models. Though the cosmetics of this shoe change pretty dramatically, I find the performance of the shoe to be outstanding. I need a relatively lightweight, neutral trainer for 25 - 50 miles per week and the Wave Rider works like a charm.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          decent running shoe

          By richkev

          from Gulf Coast, USA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

            I've only been running in these shoes for about 3 weeks. So far, they are fairly comfortable. I'm a long time Pegasus runner, but have gotten tired of the good one year, bad the next routine. This shoe feels pretty true to size and has been comfortable right out of the box. So far, I have only run shorter runs (<10 miles). I haven't had any problems with blisters or hot spots.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent cushioning and ...

            By Tarkel

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

            Excellent cushioning and an unbeatable transition from heel to toe. Love them!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Greatest Rider ever!!!! ...

            By Alan

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

            Greatest Rider ever!!!! Never thought the WR 9 could be beat. Huge improvements to the upper. Heel locks in much better. Snugger upper.Eyelets are properly spaced apart now. WR 12 The eyelets came together too close when tying the laces. Feels nice and secure on the foot. Extremely lightweight. Best Neutral trainer on the market. Keep up the great work Mizuno.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            If you liked the 12's ...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

            If you liked the 12's you'll love these. Same fit, but seems a little snuger in the heel and arch. Nice light weight for an everyday trainer and still has good flex in the forefoot.

             
            5.0

            Perfect Fit

            By Bri

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

              I have been wearing the Mizuno Wave Rider series shoe for several years. It has just enough stability and cushioning and the heel is firm with no slippage. I like a lighter shoe for races, but this shoe is perfect for road training.

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

              Good Shoe

              By Tuscan Raiders

              from Concord, Ca

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Fast
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trail Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                I got this she at first because it was what I could best afford. After running in Nike Zoom Vomero 5's I totally felt a difference. These shoes aren't pillows on your feet. Their tires that get you to go faster. I liked how these shoes made me less prone to heel striking and injury. The way the heel is stiff just keeps you on your midfoot and forefoot area more. I noticed my stride and turn over improved after I got into these shoes even though I got them a half size too big on accident. They take some getting used to after switching from some soft marshmallow shoe but they're awesome after that first week.

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

                Great Shoe[...]

                By Running in Athens

                from Athens, OH

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                    I've been running in Mizunos for almost 20 years now and these shoes, like ones in the past, do not disappoint. Thanks!

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

                    Good To Go!

                    By B. Carr

                    from Iraq

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                      First pair of Wave Riders in a while, tried some other brands nothing could match. Recovering from knee surgery and these are amazing.

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

                      Love these Shoes

                      By mmp13

                      from Buffalo, NY

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training

                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                        These are very nice shoes. I have used these on some longer runs up to about 16 miles and they have felt great. I am very happy with these shoes.

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

                        This shoe works for me

                        By Bob

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                          I've been running in Wave Riders for quite a while. I've probably had a dozen pairs. And I'll keep coming back.

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

                          Best Wave Rider Yet

                          By Patrick

                          from Grand Rapids, MI

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                            Great lightweight training shoe. Recently completed marathon in this shoe and it was great.

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

                            The perfect balance in a running shoe

                            By One Speed

                            from Spokane, Wa

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                            • Poor Arch Support

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                            I race Ironman distance. This is a great trainning and race shoe for me.

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

                            Third Pair

                            By GTEx

                            from Houston

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Endurance Training

                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                            This is my third pair of Mizuno Wave Riders. They have all been good shoes. Light and comfortable.

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

                            Work for me

                            By jpl

                            from chicago

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                              Just feel natural to me. Some shoes are too squishy and I think this causes some little aches and pains for me. These are firmer, but still have enough cushion.

                              Feel great when doing fartleks.

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

                              Solid cushioning with comfort.

                              By DaveNTempe

                              from Temoe, AZ

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Wears Out Quickly

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Running Shoe:

                              About a full half ounce lighter than the previous model without sacrificing any cushioning or feel. May take a few runs to get used to the firmer feel to the heel, but on your longer runs it'll make a big difference. I've even raced several 10K's in them and it performed well. Snug fit, but it was just right for me Open mesh upper is superb in the warmer weather. Very pleased.

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

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                              1.    EliasRun rated this product 5 stars
                              Mon, January 25,2010:
                              I'm a neutral runner with high arches and a previous history of plantar fasciitis. I was running in the New Balance 1063, which are reasonably good shoes. I recently switched to the Mizuno Wave Rider (WR) 13 and I'm blown away by the difference. The WR 13 together with the orange Superfeet insoles turned out the be the perfect combination of flexibility, stability and cushioning in an amazingly light-weight performance shoe for short and long-distance runs. Wonderful experience!
                              2.    mike rated this product 5 stars
                              Sun, January 10,2010:
                              Does the 13 still provide same support and cushioning as the 12, even though the 13 is approx .8 oz lighter? Thanks for your replies.
                              3.    Tarkel rated this product 5 stars
                              Sat, January 09,2010:
                              Excellent cushioning and an unbeatable transition from heel to toe. Love them!
                              4.    Alan rated this product 5 stars
                              Sun, November 29,2009:
                              Greatest Rider ever!!!! Never thought the WR 9 could be beat. Huge improvements to the upper. Heel locks in much better. Snugger upper.Eyelets are properly spaced apart now. WR 12 The eyelets came together too close when tying the laces. Feels nice and secure on the foot. Extremely lightweight. Best Neutral trainer on the market. Keep up the great work Mizuno.
                              5.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                              Mon, November 23,2009:
                              If you liked the 12's you'll love these. Same fit, but seems a little snuger in the heel and arch. Nice light weight for an everyday trainer and still has good flex in the forefoot.

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