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Mizuno Wave® Hitogami Reviews

16 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

45%Rated 5 stars

9%Rated 4 stars

27%Rated 3 stars

18%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

69% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -4 Wave® Hitogami Mizuno Reviews

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August 7, 2014

Amy R

from Saint Clair Shores, MI

I purchased this pair for speed work and racing. It feels different to run with much less cushion---but not uncomfortable. Fits my narrow foot (with orthotics) well at the regular width. Nice green color---not as shocking at the photo online. The 9 fit my foot just as any other Mizuno 9 does.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Illinois

After reading the first review, and using a sizing tool for this brand on another site, I decided to order half a size up and I'm glad I did. These shoes run short and narrow. I am usually a medium width and these work for me, but had I tried them on in a store that offered varying widths, I would have at least given the wide a try. That being said, I am pleased with the shoe. This is my first pair of Mizuno, my last three have been Asics. Asics are a slightly taller, more substantial shoe, but after walking around in both, I don't think I'll miss the weight or height. The orange is extreme, more safety orange than crayon orange. They are definitely eye-catching!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes. They are incredibly lightweight. My husband was amazed the other day when I asked him to hand me my shoes - he couldn't believe how light they are. Also they are extremely ventilated for summer wear. I love the design; not garish like most athletic shoes. And even though the sole is thin, it feels cushioned and supportive. I wear these for normal daily wear, and they feel great. I wear a 8.5 Narrow, and ordered a 8.5 Medium in these. I could have gone a half size up. They fit, but my toes are right at the end of the shoe. I am planning on getting another pair, and will be buying a 9 next time. Also, I'm so glad I bought a Medium! Although I have a narrow foot, these shoes are snug and not loose for me in Medium width. I WILL be buying another pair, only as I said, I'll get 1/12 size bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 7, 2014

Anonymous

from VA

Excellent fit and performance. As light weight and easy to run in as possible. You don't feel the shoes, you only feel your form while running. These are my favorite non cushioned running sneaker. I have been suggested the Nike Vomero for a full cushioned ride now that my joints are feeling wear from the asphalt. However, I'm starting to regularly run 7-10 miles and the shoes are still holding up great. My Nike running app has logged 90 miles with these Mizuno Hitogami shoes and this pair is just now starting to show wear. This is my first pair of true running shoes and I favor them above all others I've tried since. GREAT Value for the money. You'll enjoy every dollar spent and every mile you run. No kidding, it will change your experience. Also recommend Asics cushioned socks for added comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

Love this shoe! Very light weight yet supportive. I am going to order a second pair. The only thing I dont like are the round laces - I will just buy some flat ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I have been a Mizuno Wave Rider loyalist for some time and bought these as the Wave Rider 17 was getting such bad reviews. These didn't work for me as running shoes but they have become favorite non-sandal shoe to wear with capris and shorts.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

The shoes fit fine in my usual running shoe size (8.5 non-running shoes, 9 in these). However, I got the orange ones and you can't tell from the photo, but the sole of these is a green sherbet color. Very off-putting next to the bright orange. White would be 100 times better. or the bright pink color. even a bright green. Can't deal with it. Also the top of the tongue and the edge of the shoe along my inner ankle rubs a little just walking around the house, and I'm afraid it might really be an issue while running. Bottom line I'm sending these back!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 21, 2014

Emily

from Midwest

I recently purchased a different pair of Mizuno's on sale that were being discontinued and liked them, so I was excited to try another pair once the first pair wore out. These are probably the cutest running shoes I've ever purchased. I was excited to run in them, but after my first run my big toe I had a huge blister. I tried a lot off different blister pads, but it just kept rubbing and irritating my toe. Since I had put in quite a few miles, and couldn't return them, evasive action was required. I removed the bottom left shoelace loop and front left side of the hard shoelace arch, and then sewed the tongue to the remaining fabric. It looks a little weird, but it's not that noticeable. When I walk in them the pressure on my toe seems to be relieved. I'm not running again until tomorrow, but I think the problem has been resolved. My foot with the blister is one inch shorter than the other, but I've never had this problem before. Other than that I love the shoes. The are cute, light, have great cushioning. I hope it was just a onetime glitch. Maybe they need softer fabric, and adhesive in that area. Note to the shoe designers.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

I really wanted to like these, but had to return them because of fit. My feet are narrow in the heel and wide in the toe box, and these didn't fit well in either area. They were just too narrow for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

Had the Wave Inspire 9s and loved them. I bought these hoping for same quality but was disappointed on the fit and quality! Would not buy these again!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I usually wear more of a support shoe for longer distances, but prefer a lighter racing flat for the track. This is definitely that very light but (in my opinion) zero support. I felt like it didn't quite fit right, that my foot was too wide for the shoe (and I don't have wide feet) and was tipping over the outside of it, causing my foot and ankle to roll. I love Mizunos, but I guess these particular shoes just aren't right for me. Too bad, because the colors and style are great.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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