Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Creation 14 Running Shoe:
I am 5'11", 150 pounds and walk about 20 to 25 miles per week at an aerobic pace. I have a very highly arched foot, with a narrow heel, and I have been suffering from increasing foot pain over the past year, so I invested in two pairs of expensive cushioned shoes- the Ascics Gel Nimbus 15 and these Mizunos. The Mizuno Wave Creation 14 is an excellent shoe for fast paced walking. The ride is firm, responsive and fast. Beware- the shoe is molded under the ankle and around the heel with a stiff material (on the outside of the shoe). For my narrow rear foot and heel, this feature provides excellent fit and an increased sense of support- for me it is a an absolute plus and I love it, but for someone with wider heels, this "fitted" heel cup could become uncomfortable. The shoe's toe box is roomy, but snugs up nicely with a slightly asymetrical lacing design. The shoe accomodates my highly arched, high volume foot very nicely and comfortably. The shoe is light, in part because of the "skeletonized" heel- there is some sacrifice on cushioning because of the skeletonized heel (which you can see when you look at the shoe), but the firm skeleton heel flexes slightly to provide both adequate cushioning in the heel and a firm, responsive ride, which leads to faster turnover. I prefer these shoes over the heavier, plush ride of the gel nimbus 15 (which is also a fine shoe). In sum, I think the Wave Creation 14 is an excellent shoe, but some people may have to return these shoes because of the "fitted" heel. But the fitted heel cup is a plus for me and I expect it may be a plus for others with similar dimensions to mine.
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend