Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® NIRVANA™ 6 :: Subtle tweaks to the #1 Stability shoe from Mizuno® serve up the best comfort ever. The men's Mizuno® Wave® Nirvana® 6 features updated Dynamotion Fit™ and a new sockliner for greater step-in comfort and unparalleled fit. 12.6 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. 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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Features & Benefits:

  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces the effects of lateral stress on the shoe, resulting in an optimal fit while in motion.
  • Full-length composite double fan wave: Proactively controls overpronation by engaging wave plate sooner for a buttery smooth ride
  • Gender Engineering: Shoes are created to closely fit the different styles of the male and female runner.
  • InterCool: Full-length ventilation in sole reduces heat and moisture build-up inside the shoe
  • Mizuno Wave: Footwear technology that combines cushioning and stability, which are both inherently necessary in great running shoes
  • SensorPoint: Suspension system which connects the Wave plate to the ground, providing remarkable traction and stability
  • SmoothRide: Engineering approach to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible.
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Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Breathable (28)
  • Cushions impact (26)
  • Arch support (21)
  • Pronation control (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (27)
  • Distance / endurance (8)
  • Gym (5)
  • Pavement (4)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      98% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (32), Low arch (5), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stability shoe

By Takes12know1

from Prescott Valley, AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

    I went to a RoadRunner sports nearby and had my stride analyzed and they had suggested a stability shoe. I purchsed the Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 for my first shoe. I then read that the Wave Nirvana was Mizuno's best stability shoe. I purchsed the wave Nirvana and have been very happy. I have since purchased 2 pairs and would recommend it as a very good stability shoe. I run 4-5 days a week 25-35 miles a week. I run on old railraods converted to trails, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, with a once a week track workout.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No Pain, lots of gain

    By DerekVT

    from Vermont

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

      Great support shoe without too much weight. 1st run was a bit uncomfortable, but ever since it's been real smooth and I have no aches/pains after long runs. Wave technology works great, awesome support but not too chunky/heavy. Ran a marathon in them this past Sunday and other than relatively normal muscle soreness, I have no aches to complain about. Long time ITBS sufferer, these take my orthotics nicely. Only minor issue, I had to get the next size up, they seem about a 1/2 size smaller than the other Mizuno's I wear.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great stability shoe

      By sbos

      from Grand Rapids, Michigan

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good room in the toe box
      • Great stability

      Cons

      • A little clunky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

        This is the first shoe that I have worn in a long time that did not require me to replace the insoles immediately. The wave technology in this shoe made for great stability that was right for me. This was a good choice for a 6'1" 220lb and dropping, 30 a mile per week runner.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nirvana 6 - Good to Go

        By Taffty

        from Sydney, Australia

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

        Back with the Nirvana after dabbling with the Saucony Hurricane 11 and this model is as good as the Nirvana 4 (which is my all time favourite shoe ). Little stiff out of the box but after a couple of runs, is smooth and providing good mid-foot to toe transition and there is no discernible foot movement within the shoe at all. For me a better shoe than the Hurricane 11. FYI .. I am 6^ 2" and 180 pounds and a mid foot striker.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Stability Shoe by far!!!!

        By The Triatlete

        from Semmes, AL

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

          Great shoe for short or long runs. Cool and comfortable.

          • 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)

           
          4.0

          Great support shoe!

          By Jon-Dallas

          from Dallas

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Pronation Control
          • Very stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

            A little firm until they are broken in, then very comfortable. Great support. Love the stretch mesh.

            • 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, Balanced, Long-Lasting

            By WillyG

            from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

              This is about my 10th pair of Wave Nirvanas. They are durable and very supportive, especially for a larger runner. I am 6'1", 190, flat-footed and overpronating, and I run about 17-20 miles per week. These shoes are excellent for a runner like me. I have worn a variety of shoes in over 20 years of running and I've found Mizunos to be my go-to shoe for about the last 6-7 years. Buy them and you won't regret it. I also recommend getting some custom innersoles for maximum comfort and support.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good shoe

              By smserra

              from maine

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                Training for a marathon, I have had good luck with these and most mizuno products

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty darn good shoe

                By C-Me-Run

                from Irvine, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                  4 1/2 STARS! I ordered these shoes to replace my Equalon 4. I've done 2 5-milers in them and overall, I think they're great for training. Heel-to-toe transition is good. They're light and supportive. The fit is what I like the most. They hold my heel in the best out of any shoe I've tried. The support is awesome but in my opinion, they can use a little more cushioning, hence the 1/2 star. One minor thing is that the collar is a little high and it rubs up against my ankle while running. (I'm 5'7" and 145 lbs. I run about 10-20 miles/wk.)

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best ever

                  By Cheeseburger Eddie

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Arch Support

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                    I was torn between the Nirvana 6 and the Saucony Paramount 2. They both fit like a glove, but I choose the Paramount because it's one of the best looking shoes I've ever seen (and amazing fit). However, my ankles and shins began to hurt within an hour. I took them back and got the Nirvana 6 and couldn't be happier. I had history with the Nirvana 3&4 and been happy, so it's not surprising. Quite possibly the best fit/performance of any running shoes I've ever had.

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My shoe of choice

                    By Darrell

                    from Columbus, Ohio

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training
                    • Pavement
                    • Road Running
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                    Fantastic shoe for overpronaters who need stability plus. I used to run in Kayanos, but changed to Mizuno with the Nirvana 4. The 6 is a big improvement. I love the mocassin-like toebox, and the cushioning also is improved. These also look much better than the Nirvana 4 in my opinion. I'm a little runner at 5'10" 130 lbs, and the two pairs of 4's lasted me 450 miles each. Hoping for similar results here.

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    nirvana is back

                    By Nate

                    from Iraq

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym
                      • Pavement
                      • With Orthotics/Inserts

                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                      This shoe rates up with the NB 1225s. I am 6'0", 240 lbs, 25 miles a week. great support and cushioning. I have the orange superfeet insoles for extra support. very impressed.

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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect shoe

                      By bharr

                      from WV

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement
                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                        After years of searching I have finally found the right shoe. I started running about 4 years ago and was plagued with shin splints from the beginning. I tried 8 different shoes experimenting with various OTC and custom orthotics in search of relief from shin splints. I was professionally fit twice to no avail. For the past 2 years I have been running in Asics Kayano's with custom orthotics with good results. I had been hearing good things about Mizuno wave technology and decided to try the Nirvana. WOW! Instant relief!! These shoes are sweet! I get absolutely no shin pain when I run in them. No other shoe has allowed me to run consecutive days without pain. Mizuno hit this one right on the head for me.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Low Arch
                         
                        3.0

                        Excellent support BUT

                        By Church

                        from Queen Creek, AZ

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                        • Poor Cushioning

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                        Wearing these shoes around the gym or simply working out they felt comfortable. However, these were meant for running which I only could do five times in these shoes. The heel didn't have enough cushioning for me, much too stiff. I'm a heel striker and a bit heavy, that much weight coming down on one heel at a time proved I need better heel cushioning. These shoes gave me such heel pain after five days of running that I had to take a full week off.

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

                        Snug but not too snug

                        By dr nick

                        from rural CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          My feet have always been happy in New Balance shoes, but I have occasionally liked Mizunos. These do not disappoint: they are a little snugger than a typical NB stability shoe but still OK in the forefoot, which I like big. One caveat however: I think they run more than 1/2 size small..,contrary to RRS' fit advice. I exchanged the first pair for one that is a full size bigger than a true-to-fit shoe and they are great.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels full size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Low Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Good running shoe

                          By MSgt Dave

                          from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Inside liner bunches up

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          Good running shoes for road running. Fits well and comfortable. Although inside liner seems to get in the way of socks. Could do away with inside liner or sew the liner to shoes to avoid bunching up should be my recommendation for next model upgrade.

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

                          Great Shoe

                          By Slammy

                          from Newark, Ohio

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Gym

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          Great shoe. I liked the feel and comfort of the shoe so much I purchased another pair.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          3.0

                          Too stiff for me.

                          By Jeff - Portland

                          from Portland, Oregon

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Too Stiff

                          Best Uses

                          • Walking

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          Shoe fit great, but too heavy and too stiff. I ran only one time in them and it was my slowest 5 miles in 6 months. I like the stability control, but this shoe had too much stability control. I returned them for something more flexible.

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

                          Good shoe

                          By Dimitra

                          from Athens, Greece

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Wears Out Quickly

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          Love this shoe (runs a little small keep in mind!)
                          Con: This shoe does not last very many miles. I always know I need to replace a shoe when I start getting achilles pain and this happens at about 190 miles with the Nirvana. But I keep buying em..... (I am 200 pounds)

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

                          Comfortable Cushioning

                          By David

                          from Lexington, KY

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 6 Running Shoe:

                          I usually buy Stability shoes but am looking to have a pair of shoes that have a little more support. These shoes are Stability + shoes and are a little heavier but do provide a lot more support. This is a nice shoe.

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

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