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Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Paradox

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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE® PARADOX :: Secure your smoothest steps while enjoying lightweight flexibility that's sure to put a spring in your step when you run in the Women's Mizuno® Wave® Paradox running shoe. Score the perfect blend of shock absorption, gait guidance and bounce from the Mizuno®Wave Plate technology. Run smooth as butter on every stride with the SmoothRide engineering and wide forefoot gauge featured on the awesome new Wave® Paradox. 8.6 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • U4ic midsole: Delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning
  • Double Fan Wave with articulated forefoot Wave Plate: Provides the optimal blend of shock attenuation, guidance and lightweight flexibility
  • DMF upper: Delivers snug, conforming support where needed with new PU print execution
  • Combination blown rubber forefoot/articulated Wave Plate: Allows pliability and propulsion at toe-off
  • Wide forefoot gauge: Gives maximum support through engineered geometry
  • MZW123
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Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Arch support (5)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      67% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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3.0

No replacement for Wave Nirvana

By Kim

from Phoenix, AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

      I held out as long as I could to replace my wave nirvanas. I'm not overally impressed. For me the tongue is way too short. I lace my shoes all the way to the last holes and the tongue barely sticks out and the bow gets stuck underneath the tongue. They also seem much flatter than the nirvanas. I always like the way the toe curved up on the nirvans. For sizing Mizuno always seems to run at least a half size smaller than other running shoes. Haven't decided if I will keep them. I only have had them two weeks and only jogged in them about 15 miles.

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

      Disappointed, miss my Nirvana

      By Mizuno fan

      from Florida panhandle

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Angle Of Laces Over Foot
      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

        I love my older Mizuno's, have four pair in various stages of wear, but the Paradox left a deep bruise across the top of my right foot. No amount of changing the lace configuration,tightening/loosening of laces, nor changing of socks could correct. Am returning and trying a Saucony.

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

        disapointing

        By jewels running along the emerald coast

        from Pensacola, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

          After wearing out three pairs of the now discontinued Wave Nirvana 8, I bought this shoe. The lace configuration on the shoe creates horrible pressure on the top of my right foot leaving bruises. Can't wear them. I am so disapointed. Back to the drawing board!

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

          very happy

          By MoGo

          from Barnstable, MA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

            So happy to find these shoes! I have worn the Mizuno Wave Inspires until the new 10's and couldn't get used to the changes made to the 10. This is slightly heavier, but feels really well cushioned. A good work horse of a shoe!

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

            ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

            By Valerie

            from West Point, NY

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

              I recently had ankle reconstruction and have a plate, 5 screws and 3 wires to hold my ankle together. After finally rehabbing enough to begin running again I needed a shoe with a little more stability. I used to run in wave creations and absolutely love them but the wave paradox has not disappointed! With the need for a little more stability this shoe is still light weight and allows room for my custom orthodics as well. I would definitely buy another pair of these!

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

              Structured Support I'm buying 3 more. ..

              By Lorelei

              from Lemoore, Ca

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                I honestly have been on this annoying mission to find the right shoe since the New balance 1011 was discontinued. That shoe had the right about to support and cushion. I have been through Brooks, Asics, you name it. I bought a couple and will be be returning them. My knees dont hurt. This shoe is by far my shoe. So I will be making more then one puchase in returing the other ones that do not serve me that unconditional cloud nine support. I love this shoe so much. I plan on buying as much before they run out. End of Story!!!! i've been through my luck of injuries. This is my My shoe and i'm so happy i found you.

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

                Wave Paradox

                By Jen

                from NC

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Good Traction
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Narrow / Tight
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                  I initially had the Wave Inspire 10, but my foot didn't like all of the new changes to the latest model, so it was suggested I try to Paradox. Both the new Inspire and the Paradox are significantly narrower (even the Wide width, which I bought in both). I took out the liner in my Wave Inspire 9s, and they're wider than the Paradox and the Inspire 10. Both caused hot spots on my arch on short runs, so both had to be sent back. The Paradox seemed heavy (when compared to the Inspire), was stiffer, and there's not a lot of height to the toe box, so if you have toes that curl up a little (or fatter toes, like I do), they'll rub the top of the shoe. I don't know why Mizuno decided to change its entire lineup of shoes this year, but I think these changes mean I'll be switching to Brooks or Saucony since their wides are actually wide.

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

                  Stiff platform and firm ride

                  By RunnerGirl

                  from Webster, NY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                  After years in the Alchemy, I switched to the Paradox with some hesitation--a new model is always a bit of a risk. My foot is wider than average, but not always a "wide," and I pronate heavily on the right and moderately on the left. Based on other reviews, I chose the wide width (which was necessary), and I added green SuperFeet, matching past practice with the Alchemy. The Paradox is very stiff; I probably could have used blue inserts and been happy. That stiffness made them feel a little heavy, even though they are lighter than the Alchemys. Pronation control is as good as or better than the Alchemys. Other reviewers noted that the shoe eased up some with use, but I haven't found that yet. Maybe with more miles. Overall a good replacement for someone who needs plenty of stability.

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

                  Love them!

                  By Penna67

                  from Mission, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Control Over Pronation
                  • Durable
                  • Good price
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Walking

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                    Needed shoes to control over-pronation and was sent to a specialist who put me in a different brand. Hated them! So I went online and found RoadRunner Sports. They found the perfect shoe for me and at a much better price! Will be recommending all my track kids come to this website!

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

                    Love them

                    By Skeeter

                    from Atascadero

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Great with Jeans
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control
                    • Really Soft Inside Toe Ar

                    Cons

                    • NONE YET

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                    I wear the paradox for training for half marathon. Distances not overly long, not exceeding 13 .1 miles.

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

                    running on air

                    By pie

                    from boylston, ma

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                      I ran 10 miles on treadmill the first day with this sneaker and felt fantastic - It provides support but is lightweight and very comfortable

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

                      Great light weight shoe with stability

                      By lynn

                      from Savannah,Ga

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Racing Shoe
                      • Good Traction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                        I have always ran in the Nirvana and it was
                        discontinued so I went to the paradox. It took
                        time to get accustomed to such a change but I
                        really like it now because it is lighter.
                        The fit is good for me and it is comfortable.
                        I run three days a week with a group and do lots of races. The only negative is that my
                        feet are more sore with these (feels less cushiony)than Nirvana. I have only worn
                        Mizunos for 8 years now..still the shoe for me!

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

                        Like these Shoes But Narrow

                        By Cindy

                        from MS

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                        I am usually not a Mizuno fan because I need cushion under the ball of my feet. These have it. They were narrow so I returned and orderes a wide. So far so good!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too narrow
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                         
                        2.0

                        Love Mizuno but not these

                        By SWT

                        from Texas

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight
                        • Not Kind To Bunions
                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                        Loved my Alchemy Mizuno which are no longer made so tried the Paradox, their replacement. No problem with my plantar fasciitis, but to much pressure on the bunions. The toe box is not roomy enough and could not even wiggle the toes. Sending them back and will try another style in the Mizuno.

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

                        Not in love :-(

                        By France

                        from San Juan, PR

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Narrow / Tight

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Paradox Running Shoe:

                            I am training for a marathon, 25+ miles x week.... I use always regular width, these ones felt too tight, think I'll try them on W width... Also they are little rigid, lack of movement as you run !

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

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