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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

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
  • MZW114
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Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
 
3.4

(based on 60 reviews)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Breathable (31)
  • Cushions impact (30)
  • Arch support (20)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (15)
  • Poor cushioning (10)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (32)
  • Gym (5)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      73% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      81% 

      (47 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (35), High arch (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (44), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57)

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5.0

Great shoe!

By Kimmy919

from Nevada

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

    I always wear Wave Riders. I've worn them for years. I don't understand why this shoe got so many bad reviews. It feels like my other Wave Riders. Straight out of the box, the shoe felt stiff, but they always do. I NEVER wear my shoes for running without breaking them in first. I wear them to work and just walk around in them. Then I start wearing them on short runs. Then finally longer runs. I'm a marathoner and just completed my 9th marathon. I'm currently training for my 10th. These shoes are just like all my other Wave Riders which is what I prefer for marathons because they have a little more cushioning. They aren't as lightweight as Elixer (discontinued), Hitogami, or Sayonara, but I don't expect them to be. I wear lighter shoes for shorter distances (5k/10k). These Wave Riders are great if you take the time to break them in properly, which you should do with any shoe or you're asking for problems. Don't buy them expecting them to fit like your old shoes. They won't because the old shoes are worn down. That's why you're buying new shoes, right? Buy them expecting a little stiffness until they've had a GRADUAL chance to conform to your feet. If you break them in properly, you won't be disappointed. (By the way, I've had mine for 3 months now and have put almost a hundred miles on them.)

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

    Excellent Shoe!

    By Kr8zRunninMama

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

      My first comment about Mizunos in general is this: get properly fitted for them before buying! I normally wear a size 8 running shoe but Mizunos run smaller and tighter on me so I am wearing a size 9 wide. Now that that's out of the way- Mizunos are awesome! I was running in Asics Kayanos for years before switching over to Mizunos. I am so glad I switched. Mizunos are lighter, and in my opinion, have better stride stability. I was coming into these wave riders from the inspire. I liked the inspire but it was too much shoe (felt similar to Kayanos) and they wore out fairly quickly on me (350 miles). I decided to switch to the wave riders after reading dozens of positive reviews about the shoe. The wave riders do not disappoint! I was only able to put about 10 miles on the wave riders to break them in before my half marathon and my feet felt awesome during the race. If these shoes can hold up for longer than 350 miles, I'll be stocking up with a few more pairs.

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

      Not for wider feet!

      By Sarah

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

          I bought a wide shoe and the toe box and heel toe drop were just what I was looking for. But the mid-sole was unusually tight. I couldn't even bring myself to try them out for a run hoping they would stretch out. Had to return them.

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

          Not the same as previous models

          By For Valerie

          from Jacksonville

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lace Plecement
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            Not an "avid" runner, but run several times week with the occasional half or 5k thrown in the mix.

            Have had waver runner since 13 and they have been my go to shoe, but something is definitely different with the 17's. The laces are in an odd placement, the shoe feels cheap overall compared to previous models. They do seem light though, possibly due to less cushioning...

            Based on other reviews it seems that Mizuno loyalists will not be happy with the 17's. Because of their previous models I will probably give the 18's a try.

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

            Pretty to look at

            By B2

            from White Rock. BC Canada

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Pretty

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            Long time Mizuno wearer. Was getting some foot pain so knew it was time to upgrade my 16's. Wore the 17's for a 1/2 and an 18 miler and I'm sad to say I'm disappointed. Not nearly enough cushioning. Will use them for training runs but not any distance. Guess I'll be looking for another pair of shoes. But they sure are puuuuurty!

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

            Not improved...

            By Husky mom

            from Iowa

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

            I'm not going 'oh wow I love these shoes' like it did with the 15 & 16. They seem adequate, but lack the cushioning of prior models. It could be bothering me a little more since I'm dealing with plantar fasciitis right now. I'm also having a little trouble with the laces, they seem to tighten over my instep and get loose lower over the ball of my foot. This is a problem I have with a lot of shoes, but never before with the Rider, that is why I loved them so much.

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

            Narrow Toe Box, Quality Lacking

            By HalfMaryPat

            from Houston TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Arch Support
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                I've been running in Mizunos since the Wave Rider 7, and I can't believe I am changing brands. Loved the Wave Rider until the 16 and 17. The 16 toe box was narrow, but acceptable with the appropriate socks. The 17 toe box is even more narrow and downright blister raising, even though the 17 has moved to a more streamlined, upper. I've run in them for less than 3 months (less than 250 miles) and the shoe just isn't what it was. The cushioning in the shoe hasn't held up. I can stand to run my short runs in them with new cushioning gel inserts, but am going back to ASICS Gel Cumulus for more cushioning and hopefully fewer blisters. So disappointed!

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

                Pretty frickin awesome

                By 510Rach

                from Menlo Park

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  I am on my 6th pair of these and I LOVE them. I had the 16, and then the 17 came out and they are both great to me. I have a wide foot, and bunions as well. They feel great on my feet. I do wear them with the custom inserts from Roadrunner.

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

                  Love the shoe but it has some flaws

                  By BootCampRunner

                  from Orange County, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Raw Edge Causes Blisters
                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  I've worn this shoe for quite a while now, but every new pair has this excess fabric hanging off seam in big toe area. Wore them for 5 miles when I received these and gave myself a huge blister. Don't know why they can't smooth out that area like other models of the Mizuno, hoping the 18 is smooth because I really like the shoe. Does wear out quickly, but only because they are lightweight and fast. I can handle that, but not the raw edge!

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

                  Great neutral shoe

                  By Still kicking

                  from Mountain View

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Narrow / Tight
                  • Pain Across My Toes
                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                  I have been wearing the Mizuno Wave Riders on and off for years. This is a true neutral shoe with some forefoot cushioning. I run about 25 to 30 miles per week, mostly on pavement and the shoe wears out pretty fast on that surface (it always has). Also, the shoe pinches the top part of my feet where the toes connect to the upper foot. It can be quite painful if you have high arches. The almost rigid plastic covering over the laces is causing this pressure. I have not felt this discomfort in previous versions of the shoe. I am taking the shoe to a cobbler in hopes he can loosen the plastic so it doesn't cut into my feet.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent everyday shoe

                  By Winenegress the walker

                  from Evanston, IL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Great with Jeans

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                    I use these as everyday walking sows since i waer ortotics and have a bone spur on my heel. Very comfortable and durable.

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

                    Best Price I've Seen For Mizunos

                    By Nik

                    from Fishkill, NY

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Right Cushioning

                    Cons

                    • Poor Stability

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                    This is my 6th pair of Mizunos. I have tried Brooks and had some horrible shin pain. This pair seems to lack some of the quality in the materials that my older models have. So far, I feel like the stability control is slightly less effective than previous models. The width seems a little roomier than the old pairs also. The color I got is great (teal with some magenta and bright blue accents), and the extra room in the toe box is appreciated.

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

                    Love it!

                    By KJ

                    from Marin County, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                      I've worn Mizuno for 8 years and this one doesn't disappoint. It is lightweight, fits narrow feet well, is durable and much better colors than the last models. The material used on top of the shoe is more breathable and fits better than older versions.

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

                      So far so good

                      By Running in the heat

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                        I'm a walker/runner. The shoe I ordered previously caused my shins to hurt the entire time. This shoe feels great. I feels like I could run forever. My duration of running was actually longer than usual. A little on the 'girly' side as far as looks, but the feel is more important. Very light weight.

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

                        At lassssst....my shoe has come along...

                        By Signy the Newbie

                        from Kennesaw,GA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                          I loooooove this shoe! I've never bought a shoe for running before, mainly because I've never taken running seriously. But this was absolutely perfect for me. It cushions my arches and it's stylish enough not to make me feel out of place wearing it about town. I wear these for everyday tasks where I know I'll be on my feet a lot,as well as for road (mostly) and trail running. Highly recommend!

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

                          my favorite shoe -made me a runner

                          By Sharona

                          from Media, PA

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                            I use to wear Mizunos and loved them. Then I thought they changed them. Now they are back. Please don't ever change this shoe. I am training for a half marathon and I want to buy one pair of these per month! I only wish there was a hot pink pair! Please get more girly colors for my big size 12 feet.

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

                            love this shoe!

                            By knitwit

                            from Wyoming

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym

                              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                              It took me years to find a fit like this. I have three pairs. I hope that they are not discontinued!

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

                              Not the same" Waive Rider

                              By Tina

                              from Seattle, Wa

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Narrow toe box
                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Stiff Material
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                  Waive Rider 17 is NOT the same great shoe as previous Waive Rider, 14, 15 or 16.
                                  I am so disappointed. Why oh why do shoe manufactures hand the designing over to the CFOs . Mizunou go back to your basics, make a great running shoe. I run 25-30 miles a week.
                                  What's wrong with Waive Rider 17?
                                  1) Stiff unresponsive fabric (awful)
                                  2) Narrowed toe box
                                  3) gave me blisters over big toe flex area ( Never had blisters with Mizunou before)
                                  4) poor cushioning for a cushion shoe.
                                  5) knee pain ( never had knee pain with Mizunou before)

                                  I can only hope Waive Rider 18 will go back to the 16 basics.... Otherwise, I will be looking for another brand.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels too narrow
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Don't be scared

                                  By clk

                                  from Miami Florida

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                    I was terrified to buy this shoe based on the reviews, but decided to give them a chance. They are wonderful. I have worn wave riders for 6+ years and love them! theses shoes are lovable too. I bought a half size smaller based on the Mizuno web sites recommendation and that was spot on, as far as what others are complaining about, I have not had any issues. I have thin feet with super high arches, I am also super tall so the fit of the shoe and the cushioning is perfect for me. I often ended up with extra material at the toe box on the older versions of this shoe, no mas ;)

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

                                    Great shoe!

                                    By Mags

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      This is a great shoe, just make sure you break them in! The first time I wore them they pinched my pinkie toes just a bit. I wore them all day and walked about five miles. By the end of the day they were perfect.

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

                                      A little disappointed

                                      By Stinky Kangaroo

                                      from Eureka, CA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      I ran in this model for years, then Mizuno changed the toe box and it was too narrow. I switched to Nike, which was amazing, since they had always been too narrow....then, Mizuno changed the toe box back to being wider and I was stoked! The 16 I bought in a wide width, and they were perfect right from the box. I can usually go either medium or wide, but this 17 is too narrow, I think and I am debating whether or not I should return them for the wide width.

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

                                      Say it Ain't So Mizuno

                                      By Mean Beans

                                      from Austin, TX

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Fast
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight
                                      • Uncomfortable
                                      • Wears Out Quickly

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                      The newest iteration of the Mizuno Wave Rider (17) is a great departure from my beloved shoe. The shoe itself seems elongated with extremely awkward lacing placement that cuts across my toes as I step off. A narrower toe box resulted in hot spots and blisters. I've been wearing Wave Riders for over 10 years and looked forward to each new pair. Wave Riders were a slim and lightweight shoe with a hard ride and swift feel. I run marathons, half-marathons, and casual miles. I'm very disappointed in this update and I'm currently looking for other options.

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

                                      good job mizuno

                                      By marathon girl

                                      from york, pa

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Endurance Training

                                        Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe:

                                        I'm not sure what's with all the off reviews. This shoe is great! Mizuno has done an awesome job of making a lightweight, moderate cushioned, real neutral shoe.

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

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