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Apr 22, 2014
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.
Apr 21, 2014
from Hershey, Pennsylvania
This is my second pair of Wave Rider 16s, and I'm perfectly happy with them. I would have moved to the 17s but Zappos had these for a really decent price and I couldn't pass it up. I'm not a hardcore runner, but I know that I'm neutral and these work perfectly for me. They give a lot of cushion but aren't bulky. Honestly, I've been running in Wave Riders for probably 10 years, so I can't really judge them based off of many other shoes, BUT two years ago I thought I would go more economical and purchase some Asics. Worst decision I could have made. It is often times a good thing to try new things, like with food, for instance, but when you find a good shoe that works for you, stick with that shoe. That's my personal opinion. Size was spot on, shoes came quickly, and the quality is excellent. And they're very comfortable, both running and just walking around town (my last pair have been retired to everyday duty). Fantastic shoe!
Apr 21, 2014
I bought these as my latest perineural fibrosis [between 2nd and 3rd metatarsal] was clearing up, thinking I could use additional support for trail hikes. I read a favorable report in Men's Journal. Better trail comfort than my Asics [I've worn Asics for 25 years], don't know why I've waited so long to use a more stable light trail shoe. But here's the best part.. at work, on concrete floors, my new Asics Gel Kayanos aggravate the fibrosis, but the stiffer, stable Mizuno sole - causes no recurrence of pain. Ventilation and fit are good. Would love to have a pair for work in plain black with no reflective panel. Note that the dark grey material you see is actually dark blue. Cheers to my wife for getting me hooked on Zappos, and I'm recommending to my friends.
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