Facts

  • 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
    $170
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 12.7oz
    Women: 10.6oz
  • 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: 31mm
    Women: 31mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users considered the Mizuno Wave Creation 19 to be a highly comfortable running shoe.
  • The runners mentioned how the shoe needed no breaking in.
  • The wearers highlighted how this pair of running shoes fits like a glove.
  • One customer who has sensitive feet was happy with how the shoe’s platform held up great for his cushioning needs.
  • According to some testers, the outsole was able to deliver reliable traction.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some customers complained about its toe-box being too narrow as compared to the earlier version.
  • The purchasers thought that this running shoe was overpriced.
  • A few runners complained of some blistering when they used this update.

Bottom line

The Mizuno Wave Creation 19 offers high comfortability and an excellent snug fit for those who have neutral pronation. However, most customers believed that this road shoe was a bit costly since they could achieve the same attributes in another set of running shoes at a fairly low price.

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Updates to Mizuno Wave Creation 19

  • The 19th version of the Mizuno Wave Creation uses the modified U4icX in its midsole which, according to the Mizuno, is lighter in weight and more comfortable in terms of cushioning.
  • The Infinity Wave technology in the newer version has been used with improved geometry for better underfoot protection and more flexibility needed for faster performances on asphaltic surfaces.

Mizuno Wave Creation 19 size and fit

The Mizuno Wave Creation 19 is a neutral road running shoe. It comes in the standard length for both men and women and it has the standard medium width of D for men and B for women respectively. The shoe is more suitable for runners with a comparatively narrower foot construction.

Outsole

The shoe uses X10 in its heel and forefoot region for better traction and higher flexibility needed while transitioning between various running positions. The carbon rubber material is also very durable and enables the shoe to perform exceedingly well for longer durations of time. 

Midsole

In its midsole, from the heel to the midfoot region, the shoe uses the elastic thermal plastic material. The material provides the much sought-after ‘springy’ feel and a remarkable energy return to the runners. Also, it ensures a well-cushioned ride for the users.

The Infinity Wave utilizes an elastic thermal plastic material placed in a strategic pattern for maximum cushioning and greater responsiveness. It helps the foot when transitioning from the toe-off to the heel strike position while running. The midsole’s geometry was designed to provide increased underfoot protection and higher durability.   

U4icX, an even better version of the U4ic in terms of being lightweight and more cushioned, offers a ‘walking on the clouds’ sensation for the underfoot.

The shoe boasts the feature of ‘Smooth Ride’, which is a gender-specific pattern of grooves. The function of these grooves is to minimize the rapid increase or decrease in speed for a smoother heel to toe transition. It also establishes a firm hold of the foot.

The Mizuno Wave Creation 19 is designed separately for each gender according to the needs of men and women. The Gender Engineering uses features such as a more spacious base in men’s shoes as compared to women’s and an additional number of flex grooves in the women’s version of the shoe. 

Upper

The Dynamotion Fit uses three panels across the shoe’s upper for a snug yet adaptive fit and also for a breathable environment inside the shoe. As a result, the runner’s foot remains dry, cool and comfortably locked down in its proper position throughout the running sessions.

The Seamless Printed Overlays in the middle and lateral sides of the shoe not only feel very soft against the skin but also help in securing the foot in position.

The 19th iteration of the Mizuno Wave Creation uses the Premium Anatomical Sockliner which adds to the shoe’s cushioning. Also, the sock-liner draws off the moisture from the insole, thereby keeping the runner’s feet dry during long runs.

The lace-up closure offers customized fit to the users and locks down the foot in its proper position.

The plush tongue and collar add to the shoe’s comfortability for the user and prevent sliding of feet inside the shoe.

The soft fabric lining inside the Mizuno Wave Creation 19 maintains a very soft interior environment for the runner.