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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER 17 :: Lighten up and let loose, running stronger than ever in the newly updated Women'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. 7.4 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:

  • 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
  • MZW114
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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
3.6

(based on 68 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (47)
  • Comfortable (43)
  • Breathable (37)
  • Cushions impact (36)
  • Arch support (25)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (15)
  • Poor cushioning (11)
  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Wears out quickly (9)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (37)
  • Gym (5)
  • With orthotics/inserts (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      72% 

      (49 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (55 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (41), High arch (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

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5.0

Love Mizuno!!!

By Raychow

from Turlock, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    I have been running in Mizunos for about 3 years...all the training and 7 half marathons later and I'm still sticking to them!

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

    Many mizuno

    By Mom the Magnificent

    from Southeast NC

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      I run daily. I have gone through many versions of the wave rider. They are reliably comfortable and offer good support.

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

      Comfortable, but wears out quickly

      By Mizuno Fan

      from Denver, Colorado

      About Me Professional Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I run for a division 1 university and this summer I was running 75 miles a week. I have been wearing Mizuno Wave Riders since Wave Rider 12, and I got these shoes and was immediately disappointed. Although the shoes were very comfortable, the front half of the shoe felt thinner than previous models. After about two weeks (150 miles) the shoes started to feel worn out. I felt like I had very little cushioning under my foot and my feet started to ache. I wish the shoes were more durable.

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

        Great Shoes - love these, perfect fit

        By Michigan Runner!!

        from Muskegon, MI

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          These shoes look great and are very comfortable.

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

          Best running shoe

          By Shella

          from Chicago, Il

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            I bought a more expensive style mizuno previously and was so disappointed. I went back to these and remembered why I loved them he minute I stared running on the treadmill! Great cushioning for my lower back and knees.

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

            Great Shoes

            By Tanya

            from Ohio

            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 Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              I have been wearing this brand and style a few years and they are my favorite running shoe. I wear them to run outside, on the dreadmill, and for other cardio/weight lifting. They are dubbed as neutral shoes and are very lightweight. I get a size and half bigger because I like my toes to be able to move freely, especially after running a while when they swell.

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

              Please try them

              By Mandy

              from Springfield, va

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              I was recommended to try these out so I did. Always thought I was a fan of another name brand running shoe that I won't mention here, but once I compared the difference I'll never use another Go back. I'm hooked these, they are so light weight they make running so much easier. Other shoes that are not lightweight like these, make it harder to run. If I start running more than 9 miles a week i'll try the others that have little bit more structure, But these are great for light running.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Favorite Shoe

              By Shelby Marathon Runner/Triathlete

              from San Diego

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              This is my all-time favorite shoe. I love it because I have plantar fasciitis in both of my feet, and this shoe allows you to build up foot strength while keeping pain at a minimum. Features that I like about it is that it is very lightweight for a training shoe and has very little pronation control, which I think is beneficial for maintaining a natural stride. There is little heel cushioning, forcing you to run on your toes and develop good form.

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

              Great shoe!

              By Kimmy919

              from Nevada

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                I always wear Wave Riders. I've worn them for years. I don't understand why this shoe got so many bad reviews. It feels like my other Wave Riders. Straight out of the box, the shoe felt stiff, but they always do. I NEVER wear my shoes for running without breaking them in first. I wear them to work and just walk around in them. Then I start wearing them on short runs. Then finally longer runs. I'm a marathoner and just completed my 9th marathon. I'm currently training for my 10th. These shoes are just like all my other Wave Riders which is what I prefer for marathons because they have a little more cushioning. They aren't as lightweight as Elixer (discontinued), Hitogami, or Sayonara, but I don't expect them to be. I wear lighter shoes for shorter distances (5k/10k). These Wave Riders are great if you take the time to break them in properly, which you should do with any shoe or you're asking for problems. Don't buy them expecting them to fit like your old shoes. They won't because the old shoes are worn down. That's why you're buying new shoes, right? Buy them expecting a little stiffness until they've had a GRADUAL chance to conform to your feet. If you break them in properly, you won't be disappointed. (By the way, I've had mine for 3 months now and have put almost a hundred miles on them.)

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

                Excellent Shoe!

                By Kr8zRunninMama

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  My first comment about Mizunos in general is this: get properly fitted for them before buying! I normally wear a size 8 running shoe but Mizunos run smaller and tighter on me so I am wearing a size 9 wide. Now that that's out of the way- Mizunos are awesome! I was running in Asics Kayanos for years before switching over to Mizunos. I am so glad I switched. Mizunos are lighter, and in my opinion, have better stride stability. I was coming into these wave riders from the inspire. I liked the inspire but it was too much shoe (felt similar to Kayanos) and they wore out fairly quickly on me (350 miles). I decided to switch to the wave riders after reading dozens of positive reviews about the shoe. The wave riders do not disappoint! I was only able to put about 10 miles on the wave riders to break them in before my half marathon and my feet felt awesome during the race. If these shoes can hold up for longer than 350 miles, I'll be stocking up with a few more pairs.

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

                  Not for wider feet!

                  By Sarah

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                      I bought a wide shoe and the toe box and heel toe drop were just what I was looking for. But the mid-sole was unusually tight. I couldn't even bring myself to try them out for a run hoping they would stretch out. Had to return them.

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

                      Not the same as previous models

                      By For Valerie

                      from Jacksonville

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lace Plecement
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        Not an "avid" runner, but run several times week with the occasional half or 5k thrown in the mix.

                        Have had waver runner since 13 and they have been my go to shoe, but something is definitely different with the 17's. The laces are in an odd placement, the shoe feels cheap overall compared to previous models. They do seem light though, possibly due to less cushioning...

                        Based on other reviews it seems that Mizuno loyalists will not be happy with the 17's. Because of their previous models I will probably give the 18's a try.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too big
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too wide
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        Pretty to look at

                        By B2

                        from White Rock. BC Canada

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Pretty

                        Cons

                        • Poor Cushioning

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        Long time Mizuno wearer. Was getting some foot pain so knew it was time to upgrade my 16's. Wore the 17's for a 1/2 and an 18 miler and I'm sad to say I'm disappointed. Not nearly enough cushioning. Will use them for training runs but not any distance. Guess I'll be looking for another pair of shoes. But they sure are puuuuurty!

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

                        Not improved...

                        By Husky mom

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Cushioning

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        I'm not going 'oh wow I love these shoes' like it did with the 15 & 16. They seem adequate, but lack the cushioning of prior models. It could be bothering me a little more since I'm dealing with plantar fasciitis right now. I'm also having a little trouble with the laces, they seem to tighten over my instep and get loose lower over the ball of my foot. This is a problem I have with a lot of shoes, but never before with the Rider, that is why I loved them so much.

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

                        Narrow Toe Box, Quality Lacking

                        By HalfMaryPat

                        from Houston TX

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Narrow / Tight
                          • Poor Arch Support
                          • Poor Cushioning
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            I've been running in Mizunos since the Wave Rider 7, and I can't believe I am changing brands. Loved the Wave Rider until the 16 and 17. The 16 toe box was narrow, but acceptable with the appropriate socks. The 17 toe box is even more narrow and downright blister raising, even though the 17 has moved to a more streamlined, upper. I've run in them for less than 3 months (less than 250 miles) and the shoe just isn't what it was. The cushioning in the shoe hasn't held up. I can stand to run my short runs in them with new cushioning gel inserts, but am going back to ASICS Gel Cumulus for more cushioning and hopefully fewer blisters. So disappointed!

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

                            Pretty frickin awesome

                            By 510Rach

                            from Menlo Park

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              I am on my 6th pair of these and I LOVE them. I had the 16, and then the 17 came out and they are both great to me. I have a wide foot, and bunions as well. They feel great on my feet. I do wear them with the custom inserts from Roadrunner.

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

                              Love the shoe but it has some flaws

                              By BootCampRunner

                              from Orange County, CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Raw Edge Causes Blisters
                              • Wears Out Quickly

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              I've worn this shoe for quite a while now, but every new pair has this excess fabric hanging off seam in big toe area. Wore them for 5 miles when I received these and gave myself a huge blister. Don't know why they can't smooth out that area like other models of the Mizuno, hoping the 18 is smooth because I really like the shoe. Does wear out quickly, but only because they are lightweight and fast. I can handle that, but not the raw edge!

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

                              Great neutral shoe

                              By Still kicking

                              from Mountain View

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Narrow / Tight
                              • Pain Across My Toes
                              • Wears Out Quickly

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              I have been wearing the Mizuno Wave Riders on and off for years. This is a true neutral shoe with some forefoot cushioning. I run about 25 to 30 miles per week, mostly on pavement and the shoe wears out pretty fast on that surface (it always has). Also, the shoe pinches the top part of my feet where the toes connect to the upper foot. It can be quite painful if you have high arches. The almost rigid plastic covering over the laces is causing this pressure. I have not felt this discomfort in previous versions of the shoe. I am taking the shoe to a cobbler in hopes he can loosen the plastic so it doesn't cut into my feet.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent everyday shoe

                              By Winenegress the walker

                              from Evanston, IL

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Great with Jeans

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                I use these as everyday walking sows since i waer ortotics and have a bone spur on my heel. Very comfortable and durable.

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

                                Best Price I've Seen For Mizunos

                                By Nik

                                from Fishkill, NY

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Right Cushioning

                                Cons

                                • Poor Stability

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                This is my 6th pair of Mizunos. I have tried Brooks and had some horrible shin pain. This pair seems to lack some of the quality in the materials that my older models have. So far, I feel like the stability control is slightly less effective than previous models. The width seems a little roomier than the old pairs also. The color I got is great (teal with some magenta and bright blue accents), and the extra room in the toe box is appreciated.

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

                                Love it!

                                By KJ

                                from Marin County, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  I've worn Mizuno for 8 years and this one doesn't disappoint. It is lightweight, fits narrow feet well, is durable and much better colors than the last models. The material used on top of the shoe is more breathable and fits better than older versions.

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

                                  So far so good

                                  By Running in the heat

                                  from Las Vegas, NV

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I'm a walker/runner. The shoe I ordered previously caused my shins to hurt the entire time. This shoe feels great. I feels like I could run forever. My duration of running was actually longer than usual. A little on the 'girly' side as far as looks, but the feel is more important. Very light weight.

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

                                    At lassssst....my shoe has come along...

                                    By Signy the Newbie

                                    from Kennesaw,GA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Pronation Control
                                    • Stylish

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      I loooooove this shoe! I've never bought a shoe for running before, mainly because I've never taken running seriously. But this was absolutely perfect for me. It cushions my arches and it's stylish enough not to make me feel out of place wearing it about town. I wear these for everyday tasks where I know I'll be on my feet a lot,as well as for road (mostly) and trail running. Highly recommend!

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

                                      my favorite shoe -made me a runner

                                      By Sharona

                                      from Media, PA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I use to wear Mizunos and loved them. Then I thought they changed them. Now they are back. Please don't ever change this shoe. I am training for a half marathon and I want to buy one pair of these per month! I only wish there was a hot pink pair! Please get more girly colors for my big size 12 feet.

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

                                        love this shoe!

                                        By knitwit

                                        from Wyoming

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Good Arch Support
                                        • Good Traction
                                        • Great with Jeans
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Pronation Control

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gym

                                          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                          It took me years to find a fit like this. I have three pairs. I hope that they are not discontinued!

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

                                          Not the same" Waive Rider

                                          By Tina

                                          from Seattle, Wa

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Narrow toe box
                                            • Poor Cushioning
                                            • Stiff Material
                                            • Uncomfortable

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                              Waive Rider 17 is NOT the same great shoe as previous Waive Rider, 14, 15 or 16.
                                              I am so disappointed. Why oh why do shoe manufactures hand the designing over to the CFOs . Mizunou go back to your basics, make a great running shoe. I run 25-30 miles a week.
                                              What's wrong with Waive Rider 17?
                                              1) Stiff unresponsive fabric (awful)
                                              2) Narrowed toe box
                                              3) gave me blisters over big toe flex area ( Never had blisters with Mizunou before)
                                              4) poor cushioning for a cushion shoe.
                                              5) knee pain ( never had knee pain with Mizunou before)

                                              I can only hope Waive Rider 18 will go back to the 16 basics.... Otherwise, I will be looking for another brand.

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

                                              Don't be scared

                                              By clk

                                              from Miami Florida

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Cushions Impact
                                              • Good Arch Support
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                I was terrified to buy this shoe based on the reviews, but decided to give them a chance. They are wonderful. I have worn wave riders for 6+ years and love them! theses shoes are lovable too. I bought a half size smaller based on the Mizuno web sites recommendation and that was spot on, as far as what others are complaining about, I have not had any issues. I have thin feet with super high arches, I am also super tall so the fit of the shoe and the cushioning is perfect for me. I often ended up with extra material at the toe box on the older versions of this shoe, no mas ;)

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

                                                Great shoe!

                                                By Mags

                                                from Seattle, WA

                                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Breathable
                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                  This is a great shoe, just make sure you break them in! The first time I wore them they pinched my pinkie toes just a bit. I wore them all day and walked about five miles. By the end of the day they were perfect.

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

                                                  A little disappointed

                                                  By Stinky Kangaroo

                                                  from Eureka, CA

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Narrow / Tight

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                  I ran in this model for years, then Mizuno changed the toe box and it was too narrow. I switched to Nike, which was amazing, since they had always been too narrow....then, Mizuno changed the toe box back to being wider and I was stoked! The 16 I bought in a wide width, and they were perfect right from the box. I can usually go either medium or wide, but this 17 is too narrow, I think and I am debating whether or not I should return them for the wide width.

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

                                                  Say it Ain't So Mizuno

                                                  By Mean Beans

                                                  from Austin, TX

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Breathable
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Narrow / Tight
                                                  • Uncomfortable
                                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                  The newest iteration of the Mizuno Wave Rider (17) is a great departure from my beloved shoe. The shoe itself seems elongated with extremely awkward lacing placement that cuts across my toes as I step off. A narrower toe box resulted in hot spots and blisters. I've been wearing Wave Riders for over 10 years and looked forward to each new pair. Wave Riders were a slim and lightweight shoe with a hard ride and swift feel. I run marathons, half-marathons, and casual miles. I'm very disappointed in this update and I'm currently looking for other options.

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

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