Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Rider 15

Item #MIZ729
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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER® 15 :: For you, running is all about balance and harmony, and Mizuno® gets that. You'll find your flow in these balanced shoes that combine the running trifecta - cushion, stability and light weight - in a whole new way. Enhance your run with Mizuno's Wave® technology, and enhance your fit with Dynamotion Fit™, which molds to your natural curves and moves with you. And from heel-strike to toe-off, Smooth Ride Engineering calms your transitions. All you have to do is breathe - and run. 8.7 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.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Enjoy a calmer ride as your feet stretch and flex naturally thanks to the Wave® Rider® 15's forefoot flex controllers
  • You'll notice an extremely responsive feel, thanks to the gender-engineered flex grooves
  • Your feet will remain fresh and dry with the Wave® Rider® 15's Air Mesh uppers, midsoles Intercool ventilation system, and moisture-wicking OrthoLite® sock liners
  • Stay stable on your feet with durable, X10 carbon rubber in the forefoot and heel
  • Experience an elastic, springy ride thanks to Mizuno's® Wave® cushioning system that runs from the midfoot to the heel
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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Arch support (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        58% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        92% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • High arch (6), Average arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Great shoe all around

    By Sailor Becky

    from Kaiserslautern, Germany

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

      Just ordered my 2nd pair and love them. After trying various brands and fits, I have settled on the Wave Runner 15. This shoe is awesome whether you are running outside or hitting the elliptical. I used Brooks and Saucony shoes for a few years and never really got the support I needed. With on going foot problems (planter fascitis), the Wave Rider 15 is the only shoe that I can run with or just hit the gym with.

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

      Great running shoes

      By cking5k

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

      The shoes were a little snug even though I went up 1 half size. They feel narrow on the toes but may loosen as I wear them. mesh does tend to stretch. But they were very confortable when I put them on and have only run in them twice. They have really helped with knee pain due to the cushion during my runs.

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

      happy feet!

      By thinfoot

      from LA, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • They Actually Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

        They fit well, they wear well, they have gray laces so I don't have to worry about washing the laces. They are great, and Road Runner's service is great, too.

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

        Just bought my 3rd pair

        By Cyn - jogger

        from Sammamish, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

          Good looking shoe - not "rainbow bright" colors - lasts long time on gravel & pavement mix

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

          Definitely not what I expected

          By Lou

          from Clincho Va

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

              This shoe was very disappointing. I loved the Mizuno waver rider 13 and thought I should move up to the 15. Boy was I wrong. The shoe felt so bulky on my feet. I got heel pain in both legs and I tried to break them in but couldn't stand to run in them. I don't know what changes the company made in these shoes going from the 13 to the 15, but it didn't work for me.

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

              Love this shoe!

              By Susan

              from Atlanta Ga

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                Great shoe but I had to go up a full size. I wear an 8.5 in running shoes but this was too small so I went to a 9. Perfect.

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

                So much better than the Wave Rider 14!

                By PT mom to 3

                from Simpsonville, SC

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                  Very happy with these shoes! I've been a loyal Wave Rider fan for years, but the 14 was a disappointment. I switched to the Brooks Ghost, but ended up with some major calf issues. Got the 15's when they came out and the calf issue is gone. I couldn't run consistently for 3-4 months, but since getting the 15's I'm back to full speed. Thanks Mizuno!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Didn't work for me

                  By Runner girl

                  from N. Tx

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                  I have a wide foot and ordered accordingly, half a size up from my street shoe. The toe box wasn't wide enough, I think, because I still got blisters between my toes. I initially noticed a 'hump' under the outer arch area that was weird but not too bothersome during my run. Overall, these shoes felt stiff and unresponsive, and the above reviewer was right--the shoes are disturbingly loud. Returned the shoes.

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

                  Lives up to the Mizuno brand

                  By Run for Fun

                  from Fayetteville, AR

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                    I've been running in the Wave Inspire 6 & 7 models for the past 2 years. I bought this model b/c it was the only one on Road Runner available in a 9 wide. (FYI - I normally wear an 8 regular, but this was the size I was outfitted with at a local runner's store so I've stuck with it.) This model did not disappoint! Felt wonderful & sturdy on my first run, no break in required. The soles feel sturdy with good traction while at the same time flexible and not too hard.
                    I bought this pair to alternate with another pair of Mizunos to allow time for each to regain thier shape b/w runs. I feel I have to replace my shoes about every 6-9 months (Can feel definate foot imprints and the sole feels worn down). Don't know if this is a potential flaw of the brand or the norm for all brands and I'm just running more. Regardless, I won't buy any other shoe as I'm hooked!
                    RoadRunner: Please stock more 9 wide varieties!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointed

                    By gldiorio

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comes in narrow
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Arch Support
                    • Poor Cushioning

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                      Ugh, what's up with the 15s! I've been running in WRs since around 11 or 12 and have LOVED them. At first, I wore them with special cushioned insoles (purchased online), then I finally got custom insoles last year, which worked great with the shoe. Now come the 15s. The "flow" from heal to toe during foot strike is awful. I feel like my feet are slapping the pavement. They're a bit better on trails, but overall, I'm totally disappointed in this shoe. Sadly, after being a loyal WR-wearer for several versions, I'm going to go find another shoe. It was a great "run", Mizuno...wish we didn't have to part ways!

                      • 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 RunnerGirl918

                      from Warrington, PA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                        I'd been wearing Saucony Ride for the past 3 years but was having some foot/leg/knee pain. Switched to the Mizuno Wave Runner 15 and right out of the box they were perfect! Both long and short runs and NO PAIN!!! LOVE them and would defninitely recommend to anyone!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        Painful heel band!!!

                        By CB

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                              Band in heel area (heel collar?) causes tremendous pain to outside of foot under ankle. This feature was new last year with the 14 model, and is continued this year. This shoe is recommended for underpronators, but when your foot turns out, the band in the heel presses into the soft tissue of the outer foot.

                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Finally a Neutral Shoe!!

                              By Runner for life

                              from Orlando, FL

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Good Traction
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Quick turnover
                              • Responsive
                              • Streamlined

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe:

                                After trying on several "neutral" shoes, I have finally found one that is. Most shoes have medial posting or an outward lean even if they are described as neutral. This shoe is straight and even--doesn't do anything for or against your gait. Protects you from asphalt and nothing more. Isn't that what shoes are supposed to do?? Thank you Mizuno for dithching the 14 and coming up with this gem!!

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

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