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Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Elixir 8

Item #MIZ761
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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE® ELIXIR 8 :: Drink in the benefits of your improved women's Mizuno® Wave® Elixir 8. Step into sleek, smooth comfort with the secure, slipper-like fit of these stability running shoes. Ditch the blisters with the no-sew uppers and enjoy a lighter ride with the reduced weight. Enjoy a softer, cushier landing with the Elixer 8's redesigned heel counter. "Check" out the new checkered pattern putting this comfy and durable running shoe on the fast track to fashion! 7.4 ounces

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PERFORMANCE STABILITY [?]
Get a lighter, more stable run in Performance Stability shoes. If you're a runner with average arches who likes to race, wants to go faster and enjoys better ground connection this is your shoe. Enjoy a smooth ride that's low to the ground and ideal for tacking on the 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:

  • Internal Hot Melt Suede Synthetic: Replaces traditional overlays and reduces weight, with a more secure and unobstructed fit
  • Suede Synthetic: Softer and more supple for slipper-like feel
  • Redesigned Internal Heel Counter: Softer and lighter with just enough embrace
  • Revised G3 outsole pattern for improved cushion and durability
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Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Fast (9)
  • Good traction (6)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

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

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Great shoe!

By D.A. runner for life!

from Decatur, AL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

    I run on the treadmill five days/over 35 miles a week. These shoes are made for speed but with great support! I also use them to do plyometric exercises as well. Very stylish and comfortable, I get a lot of compliments and questions about them. I'm glad I made the purchase!!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Very sad being discontinued!!!

    By Smb

    from Chicago , IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

    I have been running in the Elixir series for several years, love them, and just had a PR and BQ'd with this shoe. Anyone have any suggestion for comparisons? Need a shoes with wider toe back, but snug on ankle.

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

    Wouldn't wear any else!

    By STX Theresa

    from St. Croix, USVI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

    I've been wearing this model for at least 5 years as an endurance performance shoe. I've trained for and run several marathons in the Mizuno Wave Elixir and have never had a problem. I just ordered the Elixir 8. When other models seem to change a bit each year with fit and performance the Mizuno Elixir has been very reliable each year. I can count on them fitting perfectly each time I order them. The only bad part about them is that they tend to wear down quickly since they are so lightweight.

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

    Excellent Running Shoes!

    By Jess

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

        I haven't used these shoes enough yet to attest to their durability but they are even lighter weight & even more comfortable than my last pair of Mizuno running shoes, which is saying a lot because I loved those shoes. I am really looking forward to my next set of fall races in these shoes.

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

        Only shoe for me!

        By Utah0rBust

        from Kanab, UT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • New Awesome Color
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

          I cannot get enough of this shoe! I PR at Boston this year with this awesome shoe!!!!! I didn't really love the pink color, but since coming out w/ the blue/orange, I'm swooning!!!! It's so lightweight. It's so flexible. Note: I have always had issues w/ pronation (I actually wear an orthotic in the shoe). It's the lightest show I have ever worn and it makes me feel fast and awesome!

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

          great shoes!!

          By cenla running

          from alexandria, louisiana

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Poor Stability
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

          love the shoes.. the do stretch out quickly. had to add another insole to get laces tight enough. tried to extend their life as long as possible.

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

          Bring back the Elixir 7

          By Nicki

          from Colorado

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Stability
          • Too High
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

            Have been wearing Mizunos for years, to include even my softball cleats. I love the Elixir 7, had just bought 2 pairs when the 8's came out. I was training for Ironman Texas and thought I would use the 8's for the big day. Did 3 long training runs 18-22 miles and threw them in the closet. They rubbed my ankles, gave me blister on my achilles; my feet ached for days. Ironman Texas was awesome...with my Elixir 7's. Oh please bring them back!!!

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

            Second Pair for Back Op

            By The Pink Ribbon Gemz Walker

            from California

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

              I participate in many Fundraising Walks in cluding the Avon Walk (39.3 Miles) and each year it is a true challenge to find a good fit. I should have a motion control but this year my shoe had a bad rubbing design as if too small for the shoe itself. I have a slighly wide foot, but not wide enough to be wide but in most other shoes normal is too snug. I tried these and to my surprise I loved them and ordered a second pair to make sure I had them for a while to trade off. These are sooooo lite weight and because the design on the side does not wrap around the side I don't feel any rubbing at all and the comfort is just right. I still wish for Motion Control but these are for sure the next best thing. Only design flaw could be a personal flaw. I get a slight (really slight) rubbing on my right ankle for the shoe being a little high. I could have a low ankle however I never had this problem before so it is what it is but it is't enough to really worry about or I would not have ordered a second pair.

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

              Ahhhh-mazing!

              By Nancyschmancey

              from Hermosa beach, ca

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Springy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

                I adored these from the very first run. I've been rotating through three pairs of running shoes for a coupe years, and my faves - the predecessors to these - were completely shot. I was bummed when I saw the color choices.... I like loud colors, but these are LOUD. I got them and another set of mizunos, tried them once, and it wasn't even a question. They are super light ad springy. Made me run 8 miles right out of the gate, even though I was just "testing" them. I'm actually more of a neutral runner, so I find myself supinating just a bit in these, but they're so amazing I still feel great. Plus, the color is actually a bonus. If you're going to wear ridiculous shoes, you'd better run fast.... And they definitely help you do that.

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

                Love!!!!

                By KimK

                from Milaca, MN

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

                  These shoes are so awesome! They are lightweight yet they have a perfect amount of cushion. I use them for my long run days and my races. I had the Wave Elixer 7's and those were needing to be replaced. The new Elixer 8's are even better!! I think they are true to size. I always order a 1/2 size up from my regular shoe size and they are perfect. (Make room for swelling) Fun colors and wonderful comfort. I am training for my first marathon and they are still nice and comfy with the long distance training I am doing. Can't say enough good things about them!!!!!

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

                  Wanted to love them

                  By Running Dana

                  from PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

                        Not quite enough room in the toe so these are going back - I'm afraid to order even a half size larger though, these fit complete differently than my last pair of Mizunos.

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

                        Love them!!

                        By Sfevee

                        from San Francisco

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

                          I bought these shoes so I can start training for a half marathon. I wanted something light and bright in color so it keeps me uplifted when I start getting tired! I bought custom insole from foot balance and after running 3 1/2 miles I was so happy that my feet weren't bothering me!! I have plantar fasciitis on my right foot and that wasn't bothering me after my run!!

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

                          The only shoe I will wear

                          By Tina_bell

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

                            I have been wearing the Wave Elixir for six editions. Of all of them, the Wave Elixir 8 is my favorite. They are lightweight and fast. I wear them for my marathon training and races. For such a light shoe, they are pretty durable, and seem to hold up a lot better than other shoes I have tried. Not that I guy my shoes for what they look like, but the color scheme for this shoe is pretty fun! You won't be able to miss me with these on!

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

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