Choose the Best Running Shoes Every Time
The Mizuno Wave Rider series just keep shedding more and more weight, but one thing it can’t seem to shed is criticism. The Wave Rider 17 is one of the most controversial running shoes on the market. Extreme discomfort is the main point of concern with the Wave Rider 17, which is a neutral shoe designed for runners with high arches. Many, many runners complain of blisters, cuts and even blood – mostly caused by a stiff, awkward forefoot area.
It’s ugly as heck, but who cares? The Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 is a stability shoe ─ for runners with average arch height ─ that is unbelievably light while also providing exemplary support and designed to give you a cool, dry run.
Mizuno knows what modern-day runners want, and they proved it with the Wave Creation 14. This neutral shoe for high-arched underpronators is big on bells and whistles and a heavy hitter for heavy runners, but it also happens to be shedding weight.
The Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 has a little of this and a little of that to cure what ails you. For the sluggish, it’s incredibly light. For thrill-seekers, it’s built for speed. For the fashion-forward runner, it’s the right mix of sleek and “out there.”
They trimmed down the overlays and upper materials, inserted new flex grooves, kept the high-end technologies and significantly reduced the shoe’s overall weight. The result? The Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 is a better, sleeker, more popular stability shoe than the previous version.
The lightweight Mizuno Wave Rider 13 is designed for Neutral runners with normal to high arches that are looking for a performance trainer. The Wave Rider 13 is quite highly rated in Road Runner reviews, but quite a few runners with experience in the Wave Rider 12′s have noticed some changes to the Wave Rider line they have grown to love.
Looking for a lightweight stability shoe? The Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 may be what you are looking for. The low profile and minimalistic upper design keeps the Inspire 6 as a lightweight running shoe that allows you to forget about the extra Stability it provides. Keep in mind this running shoe is not designed for the heavier runner or for heavy overpronators, but if you have normal to low arches and are looking for a Stability shoe that feels like a light weight trainer, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 might be a great option for you.
The Mizuno Wave Creation 11 is a Neutral/Cushioned running shoe from Mizuno that is designed to work for heavier runners and does not have much pronotion control. If you are light or average weight, this shoe may be too much for you. Even though it comes in heavy compared to other shoes in the same Neutral/Cushioned category, Mizuno actually shaved nearly an ounce off of last year’s Mizuno Wave Creation to bring it more in line with others. I would recommend the Mizuno Wave Creation 11 for runners with high/normal arches, with no overpronation tendencies, that are heavier than average but need a shoe that can keep up with lots of miles.