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  • Terrain


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


    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

    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

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 12.1oz
    Women: 10.2oz
  • 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
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 13mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
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88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Spokey8

    I'd recommend them. I have no issues with them and [I] look forward to a lot of use.

  • 86 / 100 | Sport Seasons

    After running in the Mizuno Wave Creation twice, I was sold.

  • First look / Unboxing | Road Runner Sports

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Updates to Mizuno Wave Creation 17

  • The 17th version of the Wave Creation from Mizuno features a more contemporary design that’s sure to catch the attention of many. Reflectivity is heightened that it brings a slightly shinier look to the upper material. The color schemes that are available for this model are uniformly appealing to the eyes. This shoe is a visual treat.
  • The upper unit has a more open construction that greatly overwhelmed its predecessor. It highly maintains a breathable nature, keeping the inner environment well-ventilated for the foot to rest comfortably without encountering stifling heat.
  • The mid-sole unit work to provide reliable underfoot comfort and protection. It has components that deliver shock attenuation, support, responsive performance, and durability that can stand the test of time. Cushioning is a luxury that the runner The fabrics of the upper feature a technology that hugs the foot securely while also moving in tandem with it. They do not limit the natural movement of the foot, yet they protect it with a durable and robust quality. deserves with the Creation 17.
  • The outsole rubber delivers sure protection from wear and abrasion. It doesn’t peel off easily, so the sole unit remains strong and robust, even after multiple uses.

Mizuno Wave Creation 17 size and fit

The Mizuno Wave Creation 17 is true to its size. It is available in sizes that conform to the regular measurements when it comes to length. The semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot, so runners can acclimate well to it when wearing it. It has a medium width when it comes to its heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections.


The X10™ is a carbon rubber material that runs through the heel and the toe of this running shoe. It is a highly durable compound that resists wear and abrasion as it protects the impact-areas of the sole unit. It also provides reliable traction for better surface control.

The SmoothRide™ Engineering is a design that promotes a rocking chair-like motion when traveling through the gait cycle. Flex Grooves and Flex Controllers work in tandem to provide flexibility during toe off, as well as a solid platform on which to perform the toe-off phase.


The U4ic is a proprietary mid-sole material that gives the runner responsible cushioning, shock attenuation, and durable protection against ground impact. It’s 30% lighter in weight than most mid-sole materials, but it is able to deliver solid and dependable service at all times. This midsole technology has been used in some Mizuno running shoes and in the latest Mizuno Wave Creation 20

The Mizuno Infinity Wave® is placed in the heel area. This cushioning technology actively redirects the impact forces when landing the foot on the ground. It centers the foot while also giving cushioning. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, but it also doesn’t easily break down, so its efficacy can be appreciated even after multiple uses.

The Mizuno Intercool is a mid-sole ventilation design that gets rid of heat and the buildup of humidity. It keeps the platform free from moisture or sweat.


The upper unit of the Mizuno Wave Creation 17 makes use of the AIRmesh, which is a breathable and comfortable material that covers the foot responsibly at all times. It has a more open construction, so air is constantly introduced into it in order to keep the foot cool and dry.

The Dynamotion Fit is an upper design that allows the fabrics and materials to move naturally with the foot as it twists, bends and turns. The material is able to stretch and contract in response to the natural movement of the foot. It also prevents blisters by staying in a consistent shape that conforms to the skin.

The fabric lining is soft, therefore making this shoe very comfortable, even when wearing it without socks. A plush tongue and collar secure the foot and keeping it locked in. They do not rub uncomfortably against the skin.