Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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Women's MIZUNO® WAVE RIDER 17 :: Lighten up and let loose, running stronger than ever in the newly updated Women'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. 7.4 ounces

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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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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
3.3

(based on 37 reviews)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (26)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Cushions impact (20)
  • Breathable (18)
  • Arch support (13)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (11)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (20)
  • Gym (3)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      65% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (30 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (20), High arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Casual/ recreational (3), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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5.0

Love this shoe

By Katep

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    I have had Mizunos for years and every time I've tried different brands I come back. I run about 25-30 miles a week and these shoes are so comfortable. I find that when I put them on before I run they aren't my favorite, but when I'm running I don't even notice them which is how I like my shoes. I haven't had any rubbing issues. My only complaint is that the white ones seem to attract dirt, mine are almost completely dark brown, but will buy more colors soon!

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

    Don't like as much as previous versions

    By Candilea

    from Iowa

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Poor Stability

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    Like many commenters, I was extremely happy with the previous 2 incarnations of the Wave Rider. I was vaguely okay with the 17 for a while, although I noticed a difference with it the first time I wore it--it seemed stiff, unresponsive, and clunky because of some inflexibility. I gave them time to break in, and they did to some degree, but they never felt as good as the 16s did (which were great). I feel like the 17s are more on the mid-firm side than mid-cushioned, and they feel flat to me. I ended up having some pretty continuous knee pain from wearing them, and easier fatigue in the legs, so I finally switched to a different shoe.

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

    1st Time Wearing Mizunos

    By Yoli

    from Chicago

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      I am training for my 2nd marathon and just bought a new pair of gym shoes to motivate me. I honestly thought I would pass these up because they were Mizuno's but when I tried them on I loved the fit. They are a little wide but feel good when I run. Love them.

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

      Great performance

      By BootCampRunner

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      Love these shoes, just wish they lasted longer. However, my shoes that last a long time are heavy and not good for longer runs.

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

      Nice shoe

      By LHawk222

      from Edmond, ok

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        My go-to trainer is the Nike Pegasus. I was intrigued by these Mizunos and just wanted a change (not a valid running choice). I didn't even try these in a store. They are a fun color and look nice. The tongue is large unless you extend the lacing up the islets. I wear a size 10 shoe - and consistently wear an 11 in running shoes - Brooks and Nike. These 11s are an easy 1/2 size too long. But I haven't had a problem running in them. They are comfortable, but the Pegasus feels more cushioned to me.

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

        Not a Wave Rider Anymore

        By Laurelg1

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Cushioning
        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I've run in the Wave Rider 14, 15, 16's and now the "new" 17. Runner's who wear Wave Rider's will see an immediate difference. I think the overwhelming response from previous model owners is "not the same shoe" - and these are the users who seem to rate the new 17 poorly. I echo the comment of this shoe being nothing like the wave riders of the past. Nothing is the same. And after two runs, mine went back and went out and bought every Wave Rider 16 I could get my hands on. Shoe is flat, tighter through the top, I had pain under my foot, the "roll" is gone. If I wanted to feel like I was running in a totally different shoe I would have bought them. Disappointed, totally.

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

        Good looking shoe but misses mark

        By me

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        The shoe looks great and generally feels great on but the problem I have is with the part of the shoe around the outer mid-foot. The Mizuno logo is tough and the shoe feels like it is pulled in too tightly in that area. It causes the shoe to be very constricting against the bones in the center outside part of the foot. This makes it almost impossible to wear for long periods of time. It may work for narrow feet but not wide feet

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

        Skinny Feet Beware!!

        By Cookie

        from Winston-Salem, NC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I have a very difficult foot to fit. I was trying to find a replacement for the Wave Runner 15. These really hurt my feet because they have a support inside that hits right on a bone on the outside of my foot. I should mention that I have a very narrow foot. Otherwise, the shoes fit well in the AA width and are very stable with good arch support. I am trying to see if they will break in some more before I give up completely. Bring back the 15, please!!!!!!

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

        Very disappointed

        By Runner

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I typically run between 30-60 miles a week depending on the race I am training for. I wore the wave rider 16's and absolutely loved them. The 17's are so different than the 16's. I don't usually have trouble switching to a new shoe or feel like I have to break them in. The first day I ran with them I got a large blister on the instep of my right foot, my left ankle was so sore it hurt to walk, and my left anterior knee was hurting. I ran the next day in them and the problems worsened. I have since returned them. I don't have any issues like this normally. I am so disappointed. I really love the 16's and hope the next generation is more like those. If you are looking for a replacement for your 16's, don't plan on the 17's being similar!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Not In love :-(

        By RunningSell

        from Milford, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Lowered The Toe

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Cushioning
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

        I've been a fan of Wave Riders for years. I went back to Mizuno's after achilles problems in the past. Had 2 pair of the 16's that I wore for various 1/2 marathons and the NYC Marathon last year (with great success). I should have stocked up on the 16's. Sad I bought 2 pair of the 17's early in the year to start training. Hoped they would loosen up and grow on me. They feel clunky and stiff. Not a lot a spring or cushion, front of foot goes numb, had to loosen up laces to the point of no medial support.

        The only 3 pro's: The toe is lowered (straighter) from the 16's. These are lighter. Feet don't get wet with the "film." during light rainy runs. Not sure how breathable they will be in the heat of summer though?

        I should have sent them back right away - RRS has a great policy, but I wanted to give them time. Sorry Mizuno - time's up. I'm moving on - will only be using these for the gym and very short runs. :-(

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

        Awesome shoe!

        By Run 4 Fun

        from Atlanta, Indiana

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Feels Good From The First
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          I run between 25-40 miles a week and this shoe is very comfortable and durable.
          Have been wearing the wave rider for over 10 years and each year
          It gets better.

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

          very disappointed

          By runningdiva

          from baltimore, MD

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          I have been a long time devotee of the wave rider series. I got the 17 three weeks out from the Boston marathon so i would have ample opportunity to break them in. I found these shoes to have three fatal flaws. First and foremost there is a material based pressure point that cuts in around the top lace- very painful. To accomodate i had to back out the tightness to where the shoe was almost falling off my foot. Second, the tongue is too short and shifts down on long hilly runs. Three there is a crease that forms across the top near the base of the toes. I do not plan to run the marathon in these shoes for sure

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

          One fatal flaw

          By Runner jen

          from Ramsey, NJ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            I love everything about these shoes except one "upgrade" from the Wave Rider 16. The area around the laces is sealed rather than reinforced with an extra layer of material. This dug into my toes the first few runs. In fact I bled through the shoe! However, by the fourth run it had lessened-- no blood! No pain! The verdict is still out. If the irritation happens again, then I obviously won't be wearing them.

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

            mizuno is the perfect shoe for support

            By grandma

            from illinois

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wet Conditions

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

              After fusion back surgery, this shoe offers good support and keeps my foot walking correctly, keeping my foot from only walking on the outside of foot.

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

              sweet shoe

              By marathon girl

              from York, pa

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                The Wave Rider 17 is a really nice shoe. It is lightweight and has a smooth ride. My favorite shoe of all time was the Precision. However, since they discontinued it I have been searching. This is closer in my opinion than the Sayanora. I wear a 8.5 in the Nike Flyknit Lunar and have been happy with this also in a 8.5. The heel is on the higher side but, I haven't noticed it at all!!

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

                Favorite shoe out there!

                By Bethany

                from PA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  I am a runner (I like to do long races...slowly!) and this is my favorite shoe out there! I was excited for the new color, the bright yellow/pink. I have a lot of issues with foot pain, and this has been the best with that.

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

                  Great edition

                  By TMAC

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                    I like the 17 just as much as I did the 16, I'd even say maybe a little more! Very comfortable, very light. Definitely recommend them!

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

                    Caused Blister on top of my foot

                    By Lake Front Runner

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                      I bought the Wave Rider 17s to replace my 16s. As other reviewers have noted, they have changed the material/styling with how the laces attach to the shoes. I am no shoe pro, but the material around the laces on the 17's feels like it is a more stiff plastic. The 17's caused a blister near the base of my 4th toe. I am returning the 17's and have just re-ordered one of the last 16s in my size. I hope Mizuno quickly replaces this version of the Wave Rider.

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

                      My New Favorite Shoe!

                      By kadterp

                      from Connecticut

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Arch Support

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        I have owned this model since October and I love it! I used to pronate, but after a recent running assessment I was told I am now a neutral runner. Recently I have tried a few other models thinking "the grass is greener" with another and I kept coming back to Mizunos! It has the right cushioning, the right feel (snug but not too snug) and a perfect toe box for me!

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

                        Disappointed

                        By The running mom

                        from St. Louis, MO

                        Pros

                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                        • Poor Cushioning

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        I have been wearing Mizuno Wave Rider's for several years now and I have fallen in love with the Mizuno brand because of these shoes. But now I will be looking for a new pair of shoes to run in. I ignored the negative reviews I read when I purchased these because I thought that there was no way they could possibly be as bad as the reviews I read. I was wrong! They do not seem to have as much cushioning as the Wave Rider 16's have and the crease along the toe bed rubs my toes. I didn't even run in them because they bothered me as I walked around trying on the new fit. They also seem to have a wider toe bed and my feet are narrow, which is what drew me to the Wave Rider's in the first place. I am regretting not buying several pairs of the 16's when they had them.

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

                        nice feel

                        By Wildflower

                        from Pa

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            I measure 9 and had to go to a 10 for a nice feel. I am wearing the Cortana (4mm) drop and the NB 1080v3...so these feel like high heels. I am getting used to them...love the price, feel and cushion...firm feel to the road yet I feel protected. Very cool looking! Hope they drop the heel and this will be the perfect shoe for marathoning!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels full size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                             
                            1.0

                            Ouch

                            By Jay

                            from Sunnyvale, CA

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            After two generations of Wave Rider, I was prepared to ignore the naysayers and love my new 17s. What a disappointment! I had to take them off after one measly mile. The plastic overlay around the laces prevented the top of the shoe from flexing with my foot and the result was a rather painful dig at the base of my toes. Changing the lacing pattern didn't help.

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

                            Seems a bit narrow

                            By Betsy

                            from Ojai, CA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfy After Broken In

                            Cons

                            • Narrow / Tight
                            • Need Thin Socks
                            • Poor Cushioning

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            I was looking for a running shoe that had a little lift in the heel; I have been running on the "trendy" flat shoes and my Achilles tendon is sore. The shoe serves the heel lift purpose but lacks enough cushion and seems a little narrow for me to feel comfortable about training in it. I will use it for work where I am on my feet 10-12 hours.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels too narrow
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            2.0

                            Rubs across the top of the big toe

                            By Manymilesinmizunos

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                First, I am a long time distance runner, and an avid fan of Mizuno, however this model of Wave Rider was disappointing. I wore through three pairs of wave rider 16s and was excited to "float" into the 17s like the ad campaign implied. "Your feet will disappear." Well, not so much for me. I've never had issues with shoes. I know my feet and my run style and can blindly order a few different brands in my size and have no issues whatsoever so that's what I expected here. I was saving my new shoes as a reward because as many of us runners know, new shoes are like birthdays. Sadly, once I allowed myself the treat it turned out to be a painful experience. The first run in them was a 3 mile run and I could tell immediately that something wasn't going to be good. They were stiff and felt abrasive on the tops of my toes, which was really odd. Never having had a shoe rub there before I assumed it was a lacing issue or perhaps I wasn't careful in how I aligned the tongue or some other user error. The second time I wore them was worse. My toes were blistered on the tops where the rough edges of the tongue meet the toe box and the toe box is rather right in these even for me and I usually wear a size 6. After a couple more runs it was clear this wouldn't break and only my feet would wear down so I had no choice but to return them. I'm hoping Mizuno hears the cries of their faithful users and fixes this issue for the 18s because it seems this has become a common complaint.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too narrow
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Overall good

                                By AJ

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  Got these back in December and recently ran a half marathon in them. The first couple of runs, the toe box felt tight and gave me inter-toe blisters. Was worried I'd have to return them, but loved how light and comfortable they were otherwise. Luckily over a couple more runs, it stretched out a bit and broke in. Super comfortable from then on. Put on a pair of my old Nikes the other day and immediately remembered why I loved Mizunos! Great shoe.

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

                                  Not my favorite

                                  By skyhag808

                                  from Kailua, HI

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      Love my Wave Rider 16 so I had high hopes for the new 17. I find the 17 to be just O.K. They are light weight and I love the color but the love stops there. Runs narrower then the last model and the new plastic overlay around the laces digs into my toes. The shoe feels stiff over all and I got my first blister ever from the collar of the shoe where it meets the tongue. I am not blister prone at all! The shoe upper feels stiff in a bad, needs to be broken in kind of way. Also my feet got really hot in 83 degree weather even with super lightweight socks. Going to search out some 16s while I can still get my hands on them.

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

                                      Not for me

                                      By Kait the mystery author

                                      from Ft. Denaud, FL

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Uncomfortable

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                          Not for me. I loved the Mizuno Wave 16 and stocked up before they were gone in my size. I'm 5'4" 120 pounds and I run more than 25 miles a week on roads so I wear my shoes out pretty quick. The 16s were gone. I figured the 17s would be just as good - NOT. My first thought when I unpacked them was they looked weird. Like baggies with laces, no real form - but I thought, these are Mizunos, they probably feel great. Nope, I was uncomfortable from the first footfall, but I thought, these are Mizunos, they'll feel better when they soften. Nope. By the second mile I had blisters across the bend of my foot near the toes. I limped home, took off the shoes and put my hand inside. The tongues were not finished. The rough edges extended a good 1/4" below the tongue binding. They dug into my feet with every step. Bad pair? I don't know, but I am returning them and trying another brand.

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

                                          Why change a great shoe?

                                          By runner girl

                                          from santa barbara, ca

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Narrow / Tight

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                              Wave Rider 17s are stiffer than the 16s, and feel more narrow. Back they went after 2 runs and a blister. I subsequently purchased the wide (available only in white - bah!) and they are more like the 16s. They are not only comfortably wide but provide more cushion. Be sure to stock up on the 16s if you can!

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels half size too small
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels too narrow
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              A shoe that finally fits and keeps my fe

                                              By Moma Del

                                              from Gulf Breeze, Fl

                                              About Me Rarely Work Out

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Walking

                                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                After hundreds of dollars of shoes that did not work, finally a shoe that I can wear ALL day, and my feet feel great!!!

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

                                                AWFUL

                                                By No longer a fan

                                                from Westlake Village, CA

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor Cushioning
                                                • Uncomfortable
                                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                                Have been a Waver Rider fan for many years, but no more. The redesigned lacing system is so long and wide that the bottom of the laces cut across the top of my foot near my toes. I got blisters after just two miles. Since these are one of the few running shoes that come in narrow, I tried everything to make them work including not lacing the bottom--but my effort was in vain. Mizuno has never been a long wearing shoe, but I still loved them....these shoes seem like they would be even less durable than before. I have returned them.

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

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