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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 35mm
    Women: 35mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • It is a brilliant shoe the offers excellent performance, comfort, and value.
  • Many runners appreciated the appealing design.
  • It provides support for high arches and those slight issues with foot pronation.
  • It feels light to the feet, which makes it a great shoe for speed work.
  • It has a thin upper that keeps the foot cool and dry.
  • The responsiveness and fast feel is what runners love about this shoe. It is a great shoe for fast tempo work outs and trainings.
  • The X10 and SmoothRide outsole components offer durable protection and reliable traction.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is not a good shoe for wet conditions because it doesn’t have water-repelling capabilities.
  • The midsole wore out easily for some runners.
  • A few noted that it was a bit tight in the heel area.

Bottom line

The Mizuno Wave Aero 14 is a well cushioned racing shoe that still feels light and comfortable. It is an ideal shoe to wear trainings or any sports activities. With good support and protection against shock, and with soft and comfortable cushioning, this shoe can perform well.

Rankings

Updates to Mizuno Wave Aero 14

  • The Mizuno Wave Aero 14 does not have so much update. The major enhancement was done in its midsole. It features the new midsole technology that aids pronation and maintains a stable foot movement for a smoother ride. It was also improved to deliver maximum shock absorption and added durability.

Mizuno Wave Aero 14 size and fit

The Aero 14 has a true to size running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements, accommodating those with regular foot shapes and measurements. Mizuno is offering the shoe under the standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole unit features the Mizuno X10 outsole technology. It delivers a reliable traction and durability. The carbon rubber is strategically added to increase longevity especially on high-wear areas. It also provides durable traction while running on the road or wet surfaces.


Midsole

The midsole uses the new SmoothRide technology that lessens acceleration and deceleration of the foot for a smoother heel-to-toe transition. This works hand-in-hand with the Mizuno U4ic technology that provides durability, maximum shock absorption and resilient ride.


Upper

The 14th version of the Mizuno Wave Aero features the breathable Airmesh that delivers maximum comfort by keeping the foot cool and dry. It matches with the brand’s Dynamotion Fit technology that works well with the foot through every stride for a comfortable fit while in motion.