Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Prophecy

Item #MIZ715
Reg:$199.95
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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE® PROPHECY™ :: Experience the ultimate in cushioning with the women's Mizuno® Wave® Prophecy™. Enjoy the comfort and support features of these plush running shoes - like Infinity Wave® technology, a powerful shock-absorbing design that dissipates and disperses impact to protect your feet, legs and back. Your feet will be light as a feather in these top-of-the-line trainers that provide a smooth, balanced ride, while cradling your feet in the luxurious, springy cushioning they crave. 10.2 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:

  • Experience the smooth, rocking motion of SmoothRide technology, an innovative solution that optimizes forefoot flex and reduces acceleration and deceleration at transition for a balanced stride
  • Enjoy the resilient, springy feeling you get from running on Mizuno® Infinity Wave® plates, full-length units that run from heel to toe and disperse impact forces away from your feet for a cushioned ride
  • Experience a secure yet flexible fit with Dynamotion Fit® technology that follows the natural motion of your feet
  • Breathe easy with air mesh uppers that vent moisture for fresh, dry, cool feet
  • Rebound and spring away with full-length AP + midsoles, a high-quality copolymer material
  • Enhance your traction and grip with durable, long-lasting X10 carbon rubber at the heel and forefoot
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Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Cushions impact (21)
  • Breathable (19)
  • Arch support (13)
  • Good traction (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (21)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        68% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (24 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (15), High arch (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ultimate shoe

    By teresa m.

    from Dover, Ohio

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

      I have been a Nike Vemero freak for years. I hesitated in trying these as I have done in the past with other brands. I've always gone right back to the Nike brand. These shoes have sold me on everything I need in a running shoe. I bought an extra pair to alternate. I will say it took a few times running in the Prophecy to get the feel since the ride of the shoe is different than what I wore previously. I love them and get a lot of complememts on the look of the shoe.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE THIS SHOE

      By ltom

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

        This shoe feels TOTALLY DIFFERENT than anything I've ever tried. The ride is super smooth. The shoe is lightweight and cushioned. Running on the pavement felt like running on trails. Not going to lie, I felt like I was 'blood doping' while running in these shoes. Awesome feel, great durability. I'm sold.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great new shoe

        By NC runner

        from Charlotte NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

          I've been a Wave Creation fan for years but this shoe is awesome. I've been running in it for one month now. I am completely sold on this shoe. Worth every penny.

          • 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

          Less shin pain!

          By Rinna

          from Pacific NW

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

            I have been power walking to lose weight and get in shape for 16 months but am very new to running - the last six months or so. Teaching myself to run has also taught me about the necessity of the right shoes and what they will do if they're not right! I went through many brands before figuring out that I need neutral+ shoes and fell in love with Mizuno - my first love the Wave Enigma. Out of this world comfy! I trained and walked/ran 26.2 in them with zero issues - in fact every part of my body complained afterwards BESIDES my feet! I could tell they were wearing out when I started getting shin pain. I knew the Wave Prophecy was next on my "I want list" so when sale opportunity knocked I went for it. These shoes took me about 3 runs to get used to. While the sole is designed for shock absortion, it is also made of hard materials so it feels more firm but at the same time is very flexible. Now that I am used to running in them I LOVE THEM. They guide my feet in a natural way from a smooth landing to propelling me forward. I would not, however, recommend these shoes for JUST walking. The shoe is definately designed to guide the foot while running. Not to say that you can not walk in them because I do but I can tell these shoes were definately designed to be ran in! And run in them I do! After two weeks my shin pain has receeded to almost none, my lower back does not ache afterwards and my feet are just plain happy. The soft mesh molds to your foot shape and would be very forgiving for wide feet. I love the elastic attached to either side of the tongue so it can not slide to the side. My only complaint is color choices - they're really not great - but I have not let that stop me because I now have TWO pair so I can rotate. My run time is improving and I plan to wear them to run a half marathon at the end of September. Knowing now how great these shoes are I would not hesitate to pay the full price for them - the sale was just a bonus. I consider it insurance and preventive maintenance for my feet, knees, hips and back. Try them, you are worth it!

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No more pain!

            By LS

            from Saint Cloud, FL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

              I thought my Mizuno Waves were the best thing I could wear to help alleviate foot and knee pain. THEN, I read all the published reviews of the Prophecy. I thought all the writers felt they had to write positive remarks because of the price. Well, I received an RRS gift card for Christmas and decided to put it toward these very expensive shoes. They are worth the price! I have not had the first foot or knee pain. I experience no more lower back pain after a long run. I actually enjoy running again. I had chalked up my discomfort to my being 51 years old! The shoes are also curved just a bit at the toe, so I suspect my big toe won't make it through the mesh like some of my other pair. Wearing is believing!

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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              hip pain gone for good

              By Robin

              from Grovetown, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                  Ran the Augusta Half Marathon in these....had left hip pain for about 6 months.....after running 13.1 in these and listening to worship music the whole way.....hip pain is now completely gone....

                  oh, and with these shoes...no socks is probably preferable...

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best shoe I've ran in, hands down

                  By michelle loves to run

                  from Overland Park, KS

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                    I'm one of those runners that gets injured every time that I try to break in a new pair of shoes and this year was no exception. After some research and foot analysis, figured out that I was running in the wrong shoes. I found these online and after reading the reviews, decided to give them a try. Prior to getting them, I had been having significant pain in my left calf when running...I was able to wear these right out of the box and have had zero pain since. They are amazing at absorbing shock and fit perfectly. I listed them as a "half size small" as I wear an 8.5 and generally run in a 9 to give just a little more room...these feel like I'm running in an 8.5 which is still totally ok. I'd recommend these shoes without reservation and I agree that they are worth every penny. I love to run...it's the one thing that helps calm me down, recenters me, gets me to be out in nature...when I'm injured, I'm a mess. $200 on a pair of shoes that gets me back to calmness is completely worth it! Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.

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

                    my favorite running shoe!

                    By JC

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                    Big fan of the prophecy series. I am a loyal Mizuno fan and have tried wave rider (also good), as well as several other mizunos. This prophecy has helped minimize knee pain. I have not had any injuries or blisters like I get in other brands. I run anywhere from 4-15miles at a time and 30+ miles a week at least. These are definitely expensive, but I have found that they are worth it. Size is same as other mizuno shoes, order 1/2 size up from normal shoe.

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

                    Best shoe ever!

                    By DD

                    from Florida

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                      This shoe is worth every penny! I have hallux limitus (big toe arthritis) and the prophecy has allowed me to run pain free...even at the half marathon distance. The shoe's stiff rocker-like toe box results in minimal impact on the toes. I highly recommend this shoe to anyone with foot or toe pain. It is truly amazing. One side note...I did not have the same good results with the prophecy 2...so I bought extra pairs of this original model. Happy running!

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

                      Almost my dream shoe

                      By iRWC - I Run West Coast

                      from Carson

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                      I run 40-45 miles a week. When I first tried these shoes, I thought it was my dream shoe, it provided the support I needed. My ankle pain was gone. After running many miles in them, the upward curve on the shoe was bruising my toes. I thought it was time to get a new shoe, so I let my toes heal and bought a new pair. I still experienced bruised toes. Having your toes at a constant upward position on long runs several times a week is not healthy. I wish they would improve on this shoe by minimizing the toe curve, then I would buy 10 pairs. Almost my dream shoe.

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

                      great running shoes. smooth and springy

                      By runrebe

                      from oklahoma

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                        great to run in, will buy them again

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

                        I was a skeptic...

                        By Susan

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                          I am getting older but still want to run. Training for a half and my hip was giving me some major trouble. Thought I'd have to give up on the goal. After reading the reviews, decided to give these a try when I had a discount coupon. They are everything the reviews said they were. I use them strictly on my long runs and my hip pain is gone. I've run a half three times in three weeks now without pain afterwards. Only con is you really can't run on gravel roads in them. The sole plate just doesn't flex enough. For that same reason, I wouldn't wear them on trails. The only reason I didn't give them five stars was the high price.

                          They run VERY small in my opinion. I ordered a half size up and that was not enough. Had to return them for a full size up, which actually might still be too small.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels full size too small
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Wow I thought my Wave Riders were great

                          By Gerry

                          from Salt Lake City

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                            Great shoe! I was concerned about the weight at first, however the shoe is comfortable, efficeint and by no means "clunky" I enjoy my runs even more with these shoes - +30 miles per week.

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

                            I love these shoes!!!

                            By Wounded Warrior Wife

                            from Lancaster, pa

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                              I am a bit of a shoe geek. I decided on these shoes and was a bit leery about paying so much for them but after wearing them to run for about 2 months now all I can say was the money was worth it!! My knee pain has stopped and they are so comfortable. At first they felt a bit different as they tend to land more on the balls of your foot but what a difference. I run about 35-40 miles a week and these have become my go to shoes!!!

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

                              Yes they are worth it.

                              By Anmarie

                              from Newport, RI

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                I bought these shoes after trying Saucony and Asic (which had been recommended to me). I read the reviews and decided to dive in. I have tendonitis in my ankle from a previous injury and these shoes offer the most relief both during and after my runs, they are so comfortable. I love the rocking technology, you feel it as soon as you put them on. I plan to buy another pair when these wear out. My sister also bought a pair and she runs 2 or 3 times the miles I do in a week, and she loves them too. I highly recommend these shoes!

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

                                I disagree

                                By Jen

                                from Peer, Belgium

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Walking

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                I felt that this shoe was way too heavy and clunky. I noticed that my heal hit first because of the bulkiness of it. I was very disappointed in this shoe after all of the wonderful reviews. I would not recommend this shoe to anyone that runs more than 20 miles a week. The heal strike is a big problem for me.

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

                                love these!

                                By cmay

                                from Colorado

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                    I'm on my second pair...they are worth the money. You get many more miles out of these shoes! I cannot really comment on the arch, because I wear them with superfeet. I have run several marathons in these and a half, plus tons of training. I feel I could keep going in them, but the sole is a bit cracked. I am happy with the wear I have gotten out of these shoes. I always order half a size up in Mizunos

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

                                    Best shoe ever!

                                    By mnp

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                    The first time out with these shoes, I ran a 1/2 marathon and they were very comfortable. They fit like a glove. They run the standard 1/2 size up like always, at least for me. GREAT SHOE!

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

                                    pure heaven

                                    By Robin

                                    from Grovetown, GA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                      Ran only once in these, did 3 miles, felt so good, ran another 3....will run in these for the Sunday Augusta, Ga half marathon...

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

                                      Incredible!!

                                      By Ducklady

                                      from Union township michigan

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact

                                      Cons

                                      • Price

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe:

                                      Unbelievable fit feel and I feel like I could go forever in these babies!!!

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

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