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
 
3.5

(based on 54 reviews)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Comfortable (32)
  • Breathable (28)
  • Cushions impact (28)
  • Arch support (20)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (14)
  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Poor cushioning (8)
  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (31)
  • Gym (4)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      72% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (43 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (30), High arch (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

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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
                             
                            5.0

                            good job mizuno

                            By marathon girl

                            from york, pa

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              I'm not sure what's with all the off reviews. This shoe is great! Mizuno has done an awesome job of making a lightweight, moderate cushioned, real neutral shoe.

                              • 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 Katep

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                I have had Mizunos for years and every time I've tried different brands I come back. I run about 25-30 miles a week and these shoes are so comfortable. I find that when I put them on before I run they aren't my favorite, but when I'm running I don't even notice them which is how I like my shoes. I haven't had any rubbing issues. My only complaint is that the white ones seem to attract dirt, mine are almost completely dark brown, but will buy more colors soon!

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

                                Don't like as much as previous versions

                                By Candilea

                                from Iowa

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Poor Stability

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                Like many commenters, I was extremely happy with the previous 2 incarnations of the Wave Rider. I was vaguely okay with the 17 for a while, although I noticed a difference with it the first time I wore it--it seemed stiff, unresponsive, and clunky because of some inflexibility. I gave them time to break in, and they did to some degree, but they never felt as good as the 16s did (which were great). I feel like the 17s are more on the mid-firm side than mid-cushioned, and they feel flat to me. I ended up having some pretty continuous knee pain from wearing them, and easier fatigue in the legs, so I finally switched to a different shoe.

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

                                1st Time Wearing Mizunos

                                By Yoli

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  I am training for my 2nd marathon and just bought a new pair of gym shoes to motivate me. I honestly thought I would pass these up because they were Mizuno's but when I tried them on I loved the fit. They are a little wide but feel good when I run. Love them.

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

                                  Great performance

                                  By BootCampRunner

                                  from Orange County, CA

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  Love these shoes, just wish they lasted longer. However, my shoes that last a long time are heavy and not good for longer runs.

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

                                  Nice shoe

                                  By LHawk222

                                  from Edmond, ok

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    My go-to trainer is the Nike Pegasus. I was intrigued by these Mizunos and just wanted a change (not a valid running choice). I didn't even try these in a store. They are a fun color and look nice. The tongue is large unless you extend the lacing up the islets. I wear a size 10 shoe - and consistently wear an 11 in running shoes - Brooks and Nike. These 11s are an easy 1/2 size too long. But I haven't had a problem running in them. They are comfortable, but the Pegasus feels more cushioned to me.

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

                                    Not a Wave Rider Anymore

                                    By Laurelg1

                                    from Jacksonville, Florida

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Arch Support
                                    • Poor Cushioning
                                    • Poor Stability
                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Pavement

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I've run in the Wave Rider 14, 15, 16's and now the "new" 17. Runner's who wear Wave Rider's will see an immediate difference. I think the overwhelming response from previous model owners is "not the same shoe" - and these are the users who seem to rate the new 17 poorly. I echo the comment of this shoe being nothing like the wave riders of the past. Nothing is the same. And after two runs, mine went back and went out and bought every Wave Rider 16 I could get my hands on. Shoe is flat, tighter through the top, I had pain under my foot, the "roll" is gone. If I wanted to feel like I was running in a totally different shoe I would have bought them. Disappointed, totally.

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

                                    Good looking shoe but misses mark

                                    By me

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    The shoe looks great and generally feels great on but the problem I have is with the part of the shoe around the outer mid-foot. The Mizuno logo is tough and the shoe feels like it is pulled in too tightly in that area. It causes the shoe to be very constricting against the bones in the center outside part of the foot. This makes it almost impossible to wear for long periods of time. It may work for narrow feet but not wide feet

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

                                    Skinny Feet Beware!!

                                    By Cookie

                                    from Winston-Salem, NC

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Walking

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I have a very difficult foot to fit. I was trying to find a replacement for the Wave Runner 15. These really hurt my feet because they have a support inside that hits right on a bone on the outside of my foot. I should mention that I have a very narrow foot. Otherwise, the shoes fit well in the AA width and are very stable with good arch support. I am trying to see if they will break in some more before I give up completely. Bring back the 15, please!!!!!!

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

                                    Very disappointed

                                    By Runner

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Narrow / Tight
                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I typically run between 30-60 miles a week depending on the race I am training for. I wore the wave rider 16's and absolutely loved them. The 17's are so different than the 16's. I don't usually have trouble switching to a new shoe or feel like I have to break them in. The first day I ran with them I got a large blister on the instep of my right foot, my left ankle was so sore it hurt to walk, and my left anterior knee was hurting. I ran the next day in them and the problems worsened. I have since returned them. I don't have any issues like this normally. I am so disappointed. I really love the 16's and hope the next generation is more like those. If you are looking for a replacement for your 16's, don't plan on the 17's being similar!

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

                                    Not In love :-(

                                    By RunningSell

                                    from Milford, CT

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Lowered The Toe

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Arch Support
                                    • Poor Cushioning
                                    • Uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gym

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I've been a fan of Wave Riders for years. I went back to Mizuno's after achilles problems in the past. Had 2 pair of the 16's that I wore for various 1/2 marathons and the NYC Marathon last year (with great success). I should have stocked up on the 16's. Sad I bought 2 pair of the 17's early in the year to start training. Hoped they would loosen up and grow on me. They feel clunky and stiff. Not a lot a spring or cushion, front of foot goes numb, had to loosen up laces to the point of no medial support.

                                    The only 3 pro's: The toe is lowered (straighter) from the 16's. These are lighter. Feet don't get wet with the "film." during light rainy runs. Not sure how breathable they will be in the heat of summer though?

                                    I should have sent them back right away - RRS has a great policy, but I wanted to give them time. Sorry Mizuno - time's up. I'm moving on - will only be using these for the gym and very short runs. :-(

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

                                    Awesome shoe!

                                    By Run 4 Fun

                                    from Atlanta, Indiana

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Feels Good From The First
                                    • Good Arch Support

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      I run between 25-40 miles a week and this shoe is very comfortable and durable.
                                      Have been wearing the wave rider for over 10 years and each year
                                      It gets better.

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

                                      very disappointed

                                      By runningdiva

                                      from baltimore, MD

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Uncomfortable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      I have been a long time devotee of the wave rider series. I got the 17 three weeks out from the Boston marathon so i would have ample opportunity to break them in. I found these shoes to have three fatal flaws. First and foremost there is a material based pressure point that cuts in around the top lace- very painful. To accomodate i had to back out the tightness to where the shoe was almost falling off my foot. Second, the tongue is too short and shifts down on long hilly runs. Three there is a crease that forms across the top near the base of the toes. I do not plan to run the marathon in these shoes for sure

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

                                      One fatal flaw

                                      By Runner jen

                                      from Ramsey, NJ

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I love everything about these shoes except one "upgrade" from the Wave Rider 16. The area around the laces is sealed rather than reinforced with an extra layer of material. This dug into my toes the first few runs. In fact I bled through the shoe! However, by the fourth run it had lessened-- no blood! No pain! The verdict is still out. If the irritation happens again, then I obviously won't be wearing them.

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

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