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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER 17 :: Lighten up and let loose, running stronger than ever in the newly updated Men's Mizuno® Wave Rider 17 running shoe. You'll soar super light on your feet with this latest edition that has shed some weight while managing to preserve its thoughtful blend of support and flexibility found in previous Mizuno® Wave Rider generations. You'll enjoy a silky smooth ride in the new SmoothRide engineering, and you're sure to feel more connected to your strides mile after mile thanks to the Wave Rider 17's new added sockliner. 9.2 ounces

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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:

  • U4ic midsole: Delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning
  • Dissolving upper fit with new DMF execution and soft, supple mesh materials
  • New sockliner: Provides increased resiliency and responsiveness
  • Lateral Forefoot Sculpting: Allows smooth touchdown and transition
  • Blown rubber forefoot with deep flex grooves: Gives optimal flexibility and cushioning
  • MZW112
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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 40 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Breathable (26)
  • Comfortable (26)
  • Cushions impact (21)
  • Fast (15)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (26)
  • Gym (4)
  • Pavement (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (32 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (23), High arch (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

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4.0

Nice shoe

By jim

from Palatka, FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    After break-in these shoes are great. Price was very reasonable also!!

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

    I buy these sneakers every year

    By Nick the runner

    from Yorktown, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      I am a track runner. I buy these sneakers every year. Stick with what is good.

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

      Great runs

      By Hooknose

      from Norfolk, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Tough When Running Off Ro

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      Love these running shoes. I like the lightweight support. I have high arches . Also like the style. I would not recommend these shoes for off-road running because while they are arch supporting, they tend to let you feel every rock and bump.

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

      Lives up to the hype

      By RJ Jammin

      from South Pasadena, CA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I was suggested to purchase these, and check them out. The shoes are comfortable to wear and have a nice cushion to them. They're not too soft, but just right. The material is breathable, and the toe box is not tight at all. I wear a wide size, and my feet don't feel cramped up.

        There was some slight pain associated with the shoe, but it went away. I'm not sure if the shoe just needs to be broken in or whether I tied my laces too tightly.

        I like the white version of these shoes, and I am not a big fan of the bright running shoes that are popular today. I got a second pair just for casual use, as I like having white shoes to wear with jeans.

        I am a neutral runner who underpronates. I was told I land too heavily on my heel.

        I have these shoes along with the New Balance 890v4.

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

        Instantly my favorite running shoe.

        By George B

        from Royal Oak, MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          From the first run, this became my favorite. It feels light on the feet like my Evo Levitas or my Nike Free Flyknits, but offers all the comfort and cushioning of my Wave Rider 15s.

          It's a great buy. I should have bought more in the slate/marigold color combo while they were still available. I wonder how Mizuno will be able to improve on these with the WR18's.

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

          Shoes great. Service bad.

          By Warp Speed

          from Texas

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            The shoes are great but the service was bad. When I ordered the shoes its showed there were 8 pairs in my size in stock. So I placed the order and waited. After several days I checked to see where my "warp speed" shoes were. I was told they were back ordered. Three weeks later I received my "warp speed" shoes. I have ordered many shoes from RRS over the years and been pleased but the service is continually becoming less reliable.

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

            Great shoe!

            By terry

            from Boise Idaho

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              I have worn this versions of this shoe for 4 years and LOVE it. I don't even look at other shoes anymore.

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

              Love it!

              By Matt

              from Richmond,VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                Loved the old model - but this is even better! Feels like a more cushioned ride!

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

                Great fit and look

                By YAR

                from Bluffton,SC

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  Delivery was fast and efficient

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

                  Still a good shoe!

                  By Wore out ironman

                  from Rocklin, ca

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Graphic

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  This is a shoe I wore years ago when I was still doing ironman.... It is great for speed work then and now that I am wore out I can use it for my run/walks. Also looks good for casual wear. I don't recommend shoes to people because for shoes are personal.

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

                  Carries my Weight

                  By Military Man

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Very Long Tongue

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  First: I am 6'5" 225lbs and I am on my 3rd generation of Wave Rider (15, 16, and now 17) and love them for their ability to carry my large frame and not break down. The heel doesn't crush like other shoes I have worn.

                  Otherwise, I run 2-4 miles 4 times a week (12 mpw average) and these shoes do a good job of balancing good cushioning and light weight. I consider myself a loyal Mizuno customer and am pleased with the new model.

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

                  Worst of the Waveriders I have put on!

                  By Garvp

                  from Bethesda , md

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  Mizuno normally makes a great shoe, the 17 wave rider is not the best and might be the worst running shoe I have own and put on. Same size as my last 6 shoes but way to loose in the toe box and heel. Not stable at all. I don't remember this shoe to any type of runner, beginner or expert.

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

                  Another great shoe from mizuno

                  By Jim

                  from Fresno, ca

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                    After 2 -3 long runs the shoe really feels comfortable. I bought the shoe 1/2 size bigger due to insert that I use and still has plenty of room. Would buy again and will once new version comes out.

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

                    First and best!

                    By Profsmitty

                    from Mountain View, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                      This is my first pair of Mizunos and I'm not sure I'll ever wear another type of running shoe. They're light, fast, and comfortable. I'm somewhat injury-prone, but these have treated me really well. If I had to ding them for anything, it's that the laces might be a little long! They seem to run a smidge too big, but not too bad.

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

                      light and different that 16's

                      By MidTNVermonter

                      from Nashville, TN

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                      Bought these as replacement for my worn out 16's as I couldn't find those anymore. Lots of changes including narrower toe-box and less arch support than old model.
                      These are definitely lighter and I was really hoping for the best, but with both my big toes rubbing and little support for my high arches I had to return these. Found a pair of 16's after some long searching.

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

                      Favorite Lighter long distance shoe

                      By The High Speed Guy

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training

                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        Wear 1/2 size larger as recommended and fit is good. Lighter shoe than many but support is good for those 20 plus mile long slow distance runs. Bought second pair to switch between them and this works for me. Highly recommend this shoe

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

                        great product and price

                        By coach

                        from San Antonio, Tx

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                          pavement running, very light, fits me perfect no cons yet

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

                          Rider gets better every time

                          By Andrew z28

                          from Lawrenceburg, IN

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor Arch Support

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                          I use these shoes for training and distance races and they hold up very well. You can expect to get 400 or more miles out of them. I retire my Riders between 350-400 miles. As with most shoes, I remove the inserts and use after market ones.

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

                          Change shoes, change my socks

                          By Old running dude

                          from Fair Oaks, CA

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                          • Gym

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                          Right out of the box, just picking up the shoes, I was impressed by how light they were. Looked at the toe box and thought, great, looks very roomy. Color -- mine are slate -- great. But the problem with a newly redesigned shoe always shows up somewhere, especially when the previous model was perfect for you. And there it was -- heel slip. No matter how I laced and tied, the heel slipped. I hate that. It's one of those irritating small nuisaces that blow up bigger in your head as you add speed and distance. Pick up th pace, it slips more. Over time, it's all you think about. So, a little moleskin padding added to the tongue, bought some thicker socks and they almost feel right. Almost.

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

                          A good shoe to put in your rotation

                          By Brad

                          from Cary, NC

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            I normally wear size 11.5 in other running shoes, in Mizuno I wear size 11, so make sure you order your correct size. This is a lightweight neutral shoe that is firmer than most in this category. It's an excellent shoe that I believe will improve with wear; it is a bit stiff out of the box. I think the shoe is an improvement over the Wave Rider 16, with a lighter, snugger fit and feel.

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

                            A very good shoe

                            By Kevz Koh

                            from Singapore

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              I do not feel like I'm wearing any shoe when I'm running in it... This speaks volume...

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

                              Great shoe, but runs narrow

                              By Tom

                              from Dallas, TX

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  Love the shoe--the cushioning and heel to toe transition is the best. But I have to order the wide to fit as the shoe runs narrower than most. The wide only comes in white which is OK, but I'd prefer choices.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels too narrow
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great shoe

                                  By 404inWA

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Traction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I have had sever generations of the Wave Rider, so I wasn't too worried to order the newest version online. I would say the fit and function of the shoe is on par with the last several pairs I have had. I'm a fairly neutral runner so for me the fit isn't as huge a deal. I've done about 30 miles in the shoes and they feel great.

                                    My only complaint was that the site suggested I get them a 1/2 size larger, which was a poor suggestion. I had to take mine in to trade for the correct size, once I did that they fit fine and the toe box was adequate.

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

                                    My arches hurt

                                    By GW

                                    from Honolulu HI

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Drastic Revision
                                    • Poor Arch Support
                                    • Poor Cushioning
                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      My Wave Rider 16's were worn out and they didn't have my size anymore, so I bought the 17's. Drastic revision to the shoe, not for the better. I have a high arch, and after four medium distance runs my arches hurt. There's very little cushioning and my thighs and calves get very achy and tired running in this shoe. The angle is weird too, it feels like your foot is angled upward. I've put them aside and will return them. Now I'm looking for anther shoe to replace them. Too bad, I really loved my old Mizunos (I've been running in Mizunos for well over 5 years). I hope they fix the shoe for next year.

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

                                      Good cushioning light-weight shoe

                                      By Former Marathoner

                                      from NJ

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      Transitioned from Wave Creation that I have run in for 15 years to try the Wave Rider. Got the same size as past but this shoe seems tight in the forefoot. So switched to the EE size which is now a little too loose. Otherwise very happy as very good cushioning show that is lighter than the Creation. And enjoy the lower price so guess I am an convert.

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

                                      A nice surprise

                                      By Thomas St. John

                                      from Houma louisiana

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Great with Jeans
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walking

                                        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I'm an Asics wearer, and have been for years, because I need the 4E width. But I wanted to step out and try something new, with a bit lower profile.
                                        These only go to 2E, so I took a little gamble and bought a pair.
                                        They're great.
                                        I don't run any longer, but I do exercise. These may be a bit hard for running, but perfect for me.

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

                                        Great all purpose trainer/racer.

                                        By Tom The Ironman

                                        from Cincinnati, OH

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                          Great for long and short distance training and racing. The ultimate all-purpose Neutral running shoe!

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

                                          Great New Shoe

                                          By Alan

                                          from Hattiesburg, MS

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                            I have run in the Wave Rider for a number of years and thus through quite a few updates. Initially, when I took the shoe out of the box I wasn't sure that I would like it as there were quite a few noticeable changes. These included the logo on the side being painted on as are most of the other shoe markings. Also, the sole pattern has been changed. However, my concerns quickly vanished the first time I ran in them. At this point I think I am really going to l like this shoe due to it lightness, comfort and cushioning. In fact, thus far, I like it better than any of my previous Wave Riders. As the shoe is new I am not sure about durability but I typically change out my shoes every 400 miles so I rarely a pair of shoes out totally anyway.

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

                                            Not worth the upgrade

                                            By Ricardo

                                            from San Jose

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy
                                            • Poor Cushioning

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gym

                                            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                            I have been running in wave rider's for over about 2 years and after trying many brands and models, I felt that the wave rider 16 is the best shoe for me. So I thought that the upgrade to the 17 was going to be the next best thing. I was wrong. The latest edition seems to "loose" around the upper forefoot area with too much room. If you try to tie them up tighter the material then hurts your foot while you run. On longer runs I even get blisters on the bottom of my foot, something that NEVER happened with the 16's. Needless to say, I bought another pair of the 16's. Dissapointing

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels half size too big
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels too wide
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good but not Great

                                            By Runner

                                            from Michigan

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                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                              Was excited with the promised reduction in weight from the WR 16 - which I loved and had run two marathons in. The 17 is definitely lighter but it does come at a cost. The forefoot lost a little support and leads to some less structured push off. The change in cushioning for the mid foot and forefoot striker is a little diminished which may result in some adjustments in gait.

                                              Still love the shoe but am kind of wishing that they would have stayed with the 16 and just changed the colors.

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

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