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.

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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
  • MZW112
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Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 22 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Breathable (13)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Cushions impact (10)
  • Fast (9)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor cushioning (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      76% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (14), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Casual/ recreational (5), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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2.0

Change shoes, change my socks

By Old running dude

from Fair Oaks, CA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Gym

Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

Right out of the box, just picking up the shoes, I was impressed by how light they were. Looked at the toe box and thought, great, looks very roomy. Color -- mine are slate -- great. But the problem with a newly redesigned shoe always shows up somewhere, especially when the previous model was perfect for you. And there it was -- heel slip. No matter how I laced and tied, the heel slipped. I hate that. It's one of those irritating small nuisaces that blow up bigger in your head as you add speed and distance. Pick up th pace, it slips more. Over time, it's all you think about. So, a little moleskin padding added to the tongue, bought some thicker socks and they almost feel right. Almost.

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

A good shoe to put in your rotation

By Brad

from Cary, NC

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    I normally wear size 11.5 in other running shoes, in Mizuno I wear size 11, so make sure you order your correct size. This is a lightweight neutral shoe that is firmer than most in this category. It's an excellent shoe that I believe will improve with wear; it is a bit stiff out of the box. I think the shoe is an improvement over the Wave Rider 16, with a lighter, snugger fit and feel.

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

    A very good shoe

    By Kevz Koh

    from Singapore

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      I do not feel like I'm wearing any shoe when I'm running in it... This speaks volume...

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

      Great shoe, but runs narrow

      By Tom

      from Dallas, TX

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          Love the shoe--the cushioning and heel to toe transition is the best. But I have to order the wide to fit as the shoe runs narrower than most. The wide only comes in white which is OK, but I'd prefer choices.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          4.0

          Great shoe

          By 404inWA

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            I have had sever generations of the Wave Rider, so I wasn't too worried to order the newest version online. I would say the fit and function of the shoe is on par with the last several pairs I have had. I'm a fairly neutral runner so for me the fit isn't as huge a deal. I've done about 30 miles in the shoes and they feel great.

            My only complaint was that the site suggested I get them a 1/2 size larger, which was a poor suggestion. I had to take mine in to trade for the correct size, once I did that they fit fine and the toe box was adequate.

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

            My arches hurt

            By GW

            from Honolulu HI

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Drastic Revision
            • Poor Arch Support
            • Poor Cushioning
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              My Wave Rider 16's were worn out and they didn't have my size anymore, so I bought the 17's. Drastic revision to the shoe, not for the better. I have a high arch, and after four medium distance runs my arches hurt. There's very little cushioning and my thighs and calves get very achy and tired running in this shoe. The angle is weird too, it feels like your foot is angled upward. I've put them aside and will return them. Now I'm looking for anther shoe to replace them. Too bad, I really loved my old Mizunos (I've been running in Mizunos for well over 5 years). I hope they fix the shoe for next year.

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

              Good cushioning light-weight shoe

              By Former Marathoner

              from NJ

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              Transitioned from Wave Creation that I have run in for 15 years to try the Wave Rider. Got the same size as past but this shoe seems tight in the forefoot. So switched to the EE size which is now a little too loose. Otherwise very happy as very good cushioning show that is lighter than the Creation. And enjoy the lower price so guess I am an convert.

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

              A nice surprise

              By Thomas St. John

              from Houma louisiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                I'm an Asics wearer, and have been for years, because I need the 4E width. But I wanted to step out and try something new, with a bit lower profile.
                These only go to 2E, so I took a little gamble and bought a pair.
                They're great.
                I don't run any longer, but I do exercise. These may be a bit hard for running, but perfect for me.

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

                          Different

                          By D

                          from Carlsbad, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Narrow / Tight

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Mens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                          I have been wearing wave riders since 2007 mostly because they are a great shoe for those of us with wide feet. They are light, fast and have decent traction. The weird thing is they don't feel like wave riders. They are getting better as I break them in but initially I found the angle between the toe and heal too steep. I am still not completely comfortable with them and would be a bit apprehensive to run a long distance race with them. This seem like a transition year for the wave rider. I get the feeling next years' shoe will be much better.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too narrow
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High 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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