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Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Elixir 8

Item #MIZ761
MSRP:$119.95
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Product Description:

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

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:

  • 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 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Fast (10)
  • Good traction (6)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

A Plea to Mizuno: LOST WITHOUT THIS SHOE!

By Running Jayhawk

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

    I have been in a shoe limbo since wearing-out my last pair of this shoe. (I had stock-piled upon learning Mizuno's decision to discontinue.)

    I have yet to find a replacement. I feel Mizuno owes me in the frustration and lost time in trying to find the Elixer's replacement. ;) I can not find the shoe that does it all: took me safely through training for multiple marathons, while also being light and responsive enough to take me through the 26.2 miles on the big day.

    I've tried what I'm told to be Mizuno's replacement shoe; it's just not the same. I've since switched brands in search of my new favorite shoe (although I have yet to find what that might be...)

    I am always hopeful that Mizuno might hear the pleas of those runners who have experienced the amazing comfort, stability, and awesomeness of this shoe — and would RUN out to buy upon their return to the market. This is my contribution to that campaign. :)

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

    BRING THIS SHOE BACK!!!!!

    By trackgam

    from Port Orange Fl

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 Running Shoe:

      I have a narrow food so their "normal" width was perfect for my narrow foot. These are the most comfortable shoes EVER. I wish they did not discontinue them because I have tried pair after pair trying to find something that worked as well as these... I STILL have them after 3 years and wear them occassionally because they are still comfortable on shorter runs but I have too many miles to push a longer run. PLEASE bring these back AND dont change a thing! I have tried 2 different mizuno, 1 saucony, 2 asics, and am not trying brooks and nothing compares to these. I was a sprinter in college and we were sponsored by asics which I had been using up until I started putting long miles on my feet... when I switched to these, I said I would never look for another shoe

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