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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Item #MIZ805
MSRP:$119.95
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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER 18 :: Feel like you're surfing the wave, catching a ride that's silky smooth with the newly updated Women's Mizuno® Wave Rider 18. You won't want to miss this latest edition of an already amazing shoe that features an enhanced fit and improved spring at toe-off for a smoother, more dynamic feel. You'll get beefed up durability as well as softer landings from the thicker outsole, all the while enjoying that same super responsive ride you've come to expect from the previous Wave Rider generations.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Refined lasting with modified toe spring: Creates a flowing, smooth toe off
  • Newly enhanced sock liner works in perfect harmony with U4ic: Provides a soft yet responsive feel
  • Redesigned forefoot outsole and increased outsole thickness: Offers more durability and softness
  • Pebax Parallel Wave: Delivers a more efficient, effortless transition to the midfoot
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 12mm
  • WEIGHT: 7.8 ounces
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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Narrow fit

By Penname

from Chico, Ca

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

This is my first pair of Mizunos and they are extremely comfortable. I first bought the regular width and found them too narrow so I exchanged for the wide. Even the wide width is narrow and I have to wear thin socks with them, but even so I would repurchase and recommend this shoe.

 
4.0

Wide Width is more Narrow

By Mickey

from Tampa FL

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

The WaveRider 18 is a decent shoe, but the Wide Width feels more narrow than previous WaveRider versions. Please Mizuno, keep the WIDE a WIDE! Thanks.

 
5.0

perfect fit

By katrina s

from Chelsea, Mi

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

I was pleasantly surprised that I finally found a replacement for my old shoes! Nice toe box, great ride, and a perfect fit!

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5.0

Great Support, Super Comfy, and not to mention STYLISH!

By Arielle

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

I've always worn Nikes but I just got into running longer distances on trails. Although my Nikes were light and comfy, they had zero grip for the trails and my foot slid around so much that I started to have blisters and pain in my big toe. My biggest issue with running sneakers is the laces. These keep my foot in place without having to tie them super painfully tight. They are cushioned so well and they are a little heavier but still not super bulky. They look incredible on and for girls with bigger feet....they make your foot look smaller which I love! Once you break these in they are absolutely amazing! Cannot say enough good things about them.

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5.0

Great Shoe!

By MarathonMommy

from Nevada

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Short laces

Best Uses

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

    I love these shoes. Straight out of the box, they are a little stiff, but then so are most new shoes unless you are running in lightweight shoes. If you're wearing a shoe with a little more cushioning and stability, then it's going to be stiff for the first few miles. You don't want to take a new shoe right out of the box and go on a ten mile run. You need to break them in gradually. That being said, I love these shoes so much that I have a second pair in my closet and I'm getting ready to buy a third pair because my first pair is almost worn out.

    The ONLY thing I don't like about these shoes is that the shoelaces are short. I can tie them, but it's hard to double knot them. They are a different type of fabric from the laces on my older shoes, so maybe they wouldn't come untied, but let's be realistic...who wants to stop and tie their shoe in the middle of a race? I can double knot them just fine. I just wish they were a little longer, and that's not enough of a complaint to knock off a star.

    Finally, a couple people said that their shoes wore out quickly. That hasn't happened with mine. I have 250 miles on my shoes already and they still look brand new.

    Overall a great shoe!

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    4.0

    Great feel, but...

    By Lyndz Sprints

    from Cherry Hill, New Jersey

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

    I'm not a huge distance runner, I prefer speed and agility training, so I look for a running shoe that's not too heavy yet still gives me adequate support for my knee and back pain. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box, and provided a stiffer and more supportive shoe than I'm used to. Previously running in Nike Free Runs, it was like night and day with these shoes. Because I tend to run more on my toes, I enjoyed the shock absorption that these shoes provided and I ran several miles with no pain at all after my run compared to before. HOWEVER, after only having these shoes for about two months, the seams near the toe of the shoe began to fray after MINIMAL wear. Also after opting for the wider size, I noticed some buckling of the hard tip on the toe of the shoe. Maybe they're just too big/ wide, but overall, however functional, I'm not sure how well they're made in terms of fabric and construction. I also thought the shoes looked a bit "cheap" for their pricing, compared to similarly priced Nikes or Asics, which is a bit disappointing because I loved the ride. Wish they had more detail and were made with more quality fabric.

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    2.0

    Too stiff

    By Dara

    from Petaluma, CA

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

    I have worn the wave riders for 10 years or so, and they have been my go to running shoe. I run about 15 miles a week unless I am training for a marathon. The new 18 model is too stiff and it hurts my forefoot, and there is not as much cushion as it has had in the past. I am so disappointed. I am hoping the 19 will go back to the same structure and feel as the previous models or else I am going to have to try and find a new shoe.

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    5.0

    Worth every penny!

    By Puyallup girl.

    from Puyallup, WA

    Pros

    • Fits Like a Glove
    • Good Looking Shoe
    • Light Weight
    • Reasonably Priced
    • Very Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Jogging
      • Work

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

      This is the first pair of running shoes that I have bought and could run in as new shoes without pain in my feet afterwards. No breaking in was required! I love them, and they were well worth every penny.

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      5.0

      Better than the 16's

      By Hard-to-fit feet

      from Missoula, MT

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

      At last, a shoe that really fits my 11.5 narrow feet. The shoe is even slimmer than the 16's that I've worn to pieces. (I had to skip the 17's because of the horrendous color non-choice of lavender/yellow/white.) There is hardly any outside curve to the toe box and the the arch support is high enough to keep my foot from sliding forward. The sole is just as cushy as usual and I'll be wearing these to run my four miles per day all winter long. Only slight drawback is that the soft soles don't stand up very well to Yak-trax use in the snow and ice. I may have to get a second pair and stash them away until summer!

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      5.0

      Happy Feet!

      By Jammers

      from Portland, OR

      Pros

      • Fit is great
      • Shoe Looks Amazing
      • Well cushioned

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

          I've always worn the Rider and have always loved it. The Rider 17 fit a little strange and didn't feel like the normal Mizuno Rider. Thankfully the Rider 18 is back to it's glory. I'm so happy and so are my feet!!!!

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          5.0

          AMAZING SNEAKERS!

          By Caroline the Distance runner

          from Lodi, NJ

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

          I use this product on a daily I am a long distance runner and these shoes make me feel like I'm running on clouds. I have nothing bad to say at all and being such a long distance runner I've always had a trouble with finding shoes perfect for me and now I finally have. The service was wonderful with shoe dog and it was a great experience.

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          5.0

          Great fit!

          By City runner

          from Newport, RI

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Running Shoe:

          I have been using the Wave Rider 16 for a while, which I found to be a good sneaker, but the 18 is far superior ... Better fit, toe box, length, cushion & flexibility.

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