What Our Customers Are Saying
I have been wearing the Mizuno Wave Rider exclusively sinc 1998, and I am very disappointed in the Wave Rider 17. I have run multiple marathons in these and have never had a problem until this morning when I went for my normal daily 5K run for the first time in my new Wave Rider 17s after retiring my Wave Rider 16s. I could feel something weird on the inside of the left shoe, and I said to myself that I will just use some masking tape to tape it after my run. At the end of the run, I looked down at my foot, and blood was seeping through. I don't know if it is a problem with this one shoe or with this design in general, but it has certainly made me question my 16-year loyalty to Mizunos. I never write reviews, but I am so disappointed that I have decided to do so this one time.
Reviewer: Matt Rippon
from Fullerton, Calif.
These sandals wore out too swiftly. The insole just sinks into itself after a month. I found myself going back to my quicky mart store flip flops which I was supposed to be replacing.
from Los Angeles, CA
Great design! Chic, comfortable & easy to walk in. The only way these shoes could get better is if they were made of leather and had more give. The material feels a bit stiff. Still love these though.
Reviewer: Gary L. Hawley
from United States
I used to wear New Balance 13 4E for many years with no problems. However, for the last several years every New Balance 13 4E shoe I try is extremely narrow. I do not know what happened to their sizing, but a 4E is not even a 2E anymore, and that seems a bit short. I am very disappointed in their shoes.
from Oklahoma Cit
These are awesome shoes, I absolutely love them. I had a pair years ago when Saucony released the Jazz line and have loved them ever since. I am glad that they made a comeback. I definitely will be buying additional pairs in other colors.
Reviewer: Emily Hill
from United States
I love these! They are very comfortable and light weight and soft on the inside! I highly recommend them! Plus, they provide arch support!
Reviewer: Barbara Jo Maier
from Juneau, Alaska
I love the comfort, color and cute style, it is sometimes hard to find that in shoes that are good for your feet. The tab on the heel makes it easy to put on these cuties. They stay put. There is no slipping or rubbing. There is zero break-in time. And my feet do not get sweaty. Now I can wear Kalso Earth year round.
from Berkeley, CA
I really wanted to love these shoes. They are really cute for Tevas, feminine and stylish, while also seeming durable. I normally wear between an 8½ and a 9. I have high arches, fairly high instep, and medium width feet. Right out of the box, they are very comfortable, especially for a synthetic footbed. The 8½, honestly, was a little roomy, but I thought that could be a good thing when summer heats up and it was not a large enough discrepancy in size to warn you to size up. The mesh top seems as if it would be comfortable in the summer. Here are the two reasons I returned them. First, the strap that goes over your foot secures with a little snap. It is cute, but you cannot adjust it. On me, the strap was pretty loose fitting and worked more as a decoration than something to hold my foot in the shoe. I have such a high instep, I have never before experienced that. Another reviewer noted that you can tuck this strap behind your heel, effectively changing the sandal from a mary jane to a step in. Perhaps this account for the extra room. Secondly, these shoes are very flat. I wore them around the living room on the rug for maybe 15 minutes and in that brief period of time, developed pain under my right heel. I do not know what it is in the design of these sandals, but they clearly irritated my plantar fascia (and not even in my bad ankle/foot but the good one). This is not usually something that I have trouble with, so I do not want to add anything to the mix that will bring that on. Within 10 minutes of taking them off, my heel felt fine. Bottom line, I think they are adorable and they would have been great summer sandals, but they were not a good fit for my feet.
The front strap is pretty narrow - I have medium-width feet, and the left strap was cutting off circulation to my toes. The ankle strap is a bit too wide. The zipper is pretty stubborn, and the sole does not provide as much cushion as I had hoped from the rubber bottoms.