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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER 17 :: Lighten up and let loose, running stronger than ever in the newly updated Men's Mizuno® Wave Rider 17 running shoe. You'll soar super light on your feet with this latest edition that has shed some weight while managing to preserve its thoughtful blend of support and flexibility found in previous Mizuno® Wave Rider generations. You'll enjoy a silky smooth ride in the new SmoothRide engineering, and you're sure to feel more connected to your strides mile after mile thanks to the Wave Rider 17's new added sockliner. 9.2 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • U4ic midsole: Delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning
  • Dissolving upper fit with new DMF execution and soft, supple mesh materials
  • New sockliner: Provides increased resiliency and responsiveness
  • Lateral Forefoot Sculpting: Allows smooth touchdown and transition
  • Blown rubber forefoot with deep flex grooves: Gives optimal flexibility and cushioning
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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (10)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        67% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        83% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (7), High arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

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    5.0

    Great all purpose trainer/racer.

    By Tom The Ironman

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      Great for long and short distance training and racing. The ultimate all-purpose Neutral running shoe!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great New Shoe

      By Alan

      from Hattiesburg, MS

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I have run in the Wave Rider for a number of years and thus through quite a few updates. Initially, when I took the shoe out of the box I wasn't sure that I would like it as there were quite a few noticeable changes. These included the logo on the side being painted on as are most of the other shoe markings. Also, the sole pattern has been changed. However, my concerns quickly vanished the first time I ran in them. At this point I think I am really going to l like this shoe due to it lightness, comfort and cushioning. In fact, thus far, I like it better than any of my previous Wave Riders. As the shoe is new I am not sure about durability but I typically change out my shoes every 400 miles so I rarely a pair of shoes out totally anyway.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Not worth the upgrade

        By Ricardo

        from San Jose

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I have been running in wave rider's for over about 2 years and after trying many brands and models, I felt that the wave rider 16 is the best shoe for me. So I thought that the upgrade to the 17 was going to be the next best thing. I was wrong. The latest edition seems to "loose" around the upper forefoot area with too much room. If you try to tie them up tighter the material then hurts your foot while you run. On longer runs I even get blisters on the bottom of my foot, something that NEVER happened with the 16's. Needless to say, I bought another pair of the 16's. Dissapointing

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels too wide
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good but not Great

        By Runner

        from Michigan

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          Was excited with the promised reduction in weight from the WR 16 - which I loved and had run two marathons in. The 17 is definitely lighter but it does come at a cost. The forefoot lost a little support and leads to some less structured push off. The change in cushioning for the mid foot and forefoot striker is a little diminished which may result in some adjustments in gait.

          Still love the shoe but am kind of wishing that they would have stayed with the 16 and just changed the colors.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very Pleased

          By Eric

          from Ohio

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            I have ran on Addidas Boston's for last 4 years. When these updated Wave Rider17's came out had to give them a whirl. These shoes are extremely light for mid to long distance training. I run 7:30 training pace and training for Bayshore Marathon. Did complete a 20 mile training run in these, essentially out of the box and everything went fine. Very fast shoes. Great transition from mid foot and toe off. They are very similar as far as heel height as the Boston.
            No complaints, as of yet.These may be replacing my Boston's for good, although i logged lots of great miles in my Boston's.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Back to Wave Rider after many years.

            By Flowon

            from San Mateo, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              One of the better shoes I've owned. I have a wide foot and a high arch. Normally fit between a 9 and a 9.5, but usually opt for a 9.5. For those of you that mentioned the shoe is a little narrow, you might find that ordering a half size up(as I do since 9 is very slightly short) works well OR you could just order the 2E's...if that doesn't fit then you should be barefoot skiing :). I was actually swimming the 9.5 2E, that is why I'm in a 9.5 regular width.

              The ride is quite smooth with a good heal to toe transition...the shoe is reasonably flexible. Years ago I abandoned this shoe it got stiffer and lost that really smooth transition from heal to toe. The weight is in my sweet spot for a trainer and long distance racer.

              I like the 12mm differential, since my achilles seems to be unable to tolerate shoes below 8mm. These shoes fit in nicely with my rotation of Kinvara's and Sayonara's.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              oookay shoes

              By Cabubu

              from Sunnyvale, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Poor Stability
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              Shoes are definitely light.
              A little narrow on the toe box.

              These shoes are great if you have sweaty feet; the shoes are constructed to breathe!

              However, I had to return them since I started feeling pains on my feet and shins. Normally those pains goes away after running 2-3 miles in but the pain lasted longer.

              Couldn't train on them anymore since it was affecting my runs.

              Great shoes if probably you have lower arch.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Nice Upgrade from Wave Rider 15

              By DC

              from Northern Neck, Virginia

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                Moved to the Wave Rider 17 from the Wave Rider 15 and was skeptical when I took the new shoes out of the box and saw how different they were from the old version. But, I get the same level of cushioning and control from a much lighter and slimmer shoe that retains the same fit and feel inside as the earlier version. The Wave Rider 17 is my first choice for long runs.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Shoe

                By Dave

                from El Segundo, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Great Cushion
                • great fit
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  The moment I put these shoes on, I knew I'd found the ones for me. I can barely feel them. Ran 10 miles in them right out of the box! Great comfort, perfect amount of cushion and great rebound! I love these shoes.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Solid training shoe, while being light

                  By Ben in Lakewood

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  Overall I've been very happy with the shoes and have not experienced some of the problems that the other reviewers have stated. I normally wear a 10 and had to get a 9.5 in this shoe because the sizes do run a little large I feel like. My only real complaint is the rear of the shoe on the bottom seems to be wearing fairly quickly, so durability could be a question on the shoes as they try to lightweight them. But overall I'm happy to of made the switch from the Adidas Boston 3 to these shoes for training. I normally run 30 to 40 miles a week and am training for a marathon, so I hope to get 4 to 6 months of life from the shoes.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  Spoiled a great shoe

                  By Rich

                  from NYC

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  I have been running in wave rider's for over 5-years and consider them the best running shoes I have worn over the last 33 years. The latest edition seem flimsy around the upper forefoot area with too much flex. This is perhaps an artifact of Mizuno's efforts to reduce the weight, and caused by the elimination of a strip of reinforcement along the top. The increased flex when the rear foot is pushing off in full stride caused my feet to bleed through my socks. Buy the wave rider 16. Hopefully not the last of a great shoe.

                   
                  3.0

                  So so

                  By MG run

                  from Houston

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Arch Support

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  Shoe felt bulky especially considering the very light weight listed on tech specs. It felt like I was wearing a shoe 4-5oz heavier than what was listed.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too wide
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing

                  By Will

                  from Huntington, NY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                    Most comfortable running shoes I've ever worn. First pair of Mizunos. Amazing fit, feel, weight. Definitely highly recommend.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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