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Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8

Item #MIZ730
MSRP:$149.95
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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® NIRVANA™ 8 :: Yes paradise is just one step away when you slide into the men's Mizuno® Wave® Nirvana™ 8. A more streamlined version of this stability favorite the Nirvana™ 8 is a half-ounce lighter! It's all about the fit with this shoe and you'll love the ultra soft stretch mesh and foot-hugging midfoot wrap. You'll still feel secure even with the lower, more open collar design. And you'll avoid irritating blisters with fewer overlays. 11.7 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. 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:

  • Refined Fit: Lower, more open collar, yet secure heel fit
  • Ultra-soft Stretch Mesh for unrivaled comfort
  • Simpler, streamlined design sheds 1/2 ounce
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Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Pronation control (7)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3), High arch (3), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Running Pain-free, Thanks to These Shoes

By Coach Kevin

from Pelham, AL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Fit
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

    These shoes have allowed me to run pain-free for the first time in several weeks. I've battled plantar fasciitis and injuries related to it. Out of frustration, I went to a running store to see what shoes they would recommend. These were the last pair I tried on and "test drove" in the parking lot. They fit better than any shoe I've used in all my years of running, and after completing a 200-mile relay race in them, I am thrilled with my purchase. I would not have tried these on my own, but I am glad that the thoughtful salesperson at RRSports in Atlanta suggested I try them on. I'm back on the road, thanks to the Wave Nirvanas!

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nirvana 8's are Bliss

    By Buddy

    from Montgomery, AL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

      Significant improvement over the Nirvana 7 overall. More room across the forefoot, better ride, and control. Stability plus for sure. Ummm, much happier!

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

      Not for Every Foot

      By Walt the Runner

      from Redondo Beach, Ca

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

      This is the first running shoe that is so uncomfortable, I'm actually thinking of throwing it away. I was swayed by the Mizuno hype to try Wave technology. Well its not for my feet. The shoes felt much firmer and stiffer when I first tried them on, this should have been a warning. After running for maybe 10-12 miles, for me that's 5 to 6 2-mile training runs, my left heel developed a sore spot. I can't even wear the shoes casually now without some lingering pain and discomfort. I feel like I'm walking in a pair of high-heel horseshoes. I have been buying Stability plus shoes, had owned Asics before, so initially I didn't realize how rigid and built up these Nirvana are. I was driven to try a minimalist trainer and the difference was immediate and outstandingly positive. I feel like I'm running almost barefoot (with cushioning) and with a very natural feeling stride. If it feels too stiff and firm when you try this shoe, or any of its descendents, on, don't buy it !

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

      PERFORMANCE GREAT BEST EVER...

      By ED

      from APPLE VALLEY

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

        MARATHON RUNNER.

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

        Best shoe - too bad RRS canceled order

        By Sycamore

        from Delaware

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • High Mileage Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

          Best running shoe I've found in 15 years. Too bad I never received the order.

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

          THE RIGHT SHOE for overpronators

          By triathlete/runner

          from Utica, KY

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

            This is an amazing shoe for distance running in those of us who need a real shoe for miles of pounding the pavement. It provides nice pronation control that is supurb with RoadRunners Motion Control insoles. The insoles really add to cusioning as well. Mizuno has made an impressive contribution to the stability shoe with this product. I have found this to be a great shoe for midfoot running.

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

            Very Firm Shoe

            By TheRandyGuy

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

              Used this along with the Wave Inspire 8. Wear a 10.5 in both (order half size larger than normal). This shoe STOPS pronation. The footbed, however, gets very hard quickly - screams out for a good insole. Overall, very satisfied with this shoe. Done half-marathons with both Nirvana and Inspire and they are very close, with the Inspire a bit softer with just a touch less support.

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

              The shoe has me back on track!!!!

              By Coach B

              from Belle Vernon, PA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

                I made the switch from wearing neutral running shoes to stability running shoes after having my gait looked at. These shoes have given new life to my calves and ankles!! Love them...will buy another pair!!!

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

                Another Great Shoe

                By Flat Foot Fred

                from Fairfax, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Gypsum And Grey
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Blue And White Color

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

                I've been running in Wave Nirvanas for years and this is probably the best in the series that I've owned. You can tell that it's lighter than its predecessors and the grey/gypsum color combination is better than the blue/white option available. One important thing to note: Most runners know that there should be a little bit of room between your big toe and the inside of the shoe. Based on this, I always order a size 10 in the Wave Nirvanas. With the Wave Nirvana 8, I ended up having to return it for a 10.5. DO yourself a favor and get a half size larger than you usually would for the Wave Nirvana.

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

                Good For Wider feet

                By BT

                from Kailua Kona Hawaii

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Large Toe box
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe:

                Excellent shoe for someone with higher arches & prone to over pronation. I've used it now for a half marathon and a half Ironman triathlon. Has held up well on pavement and in training. Haven't regretted the purchase at all.

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

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