Update: Mizuno Wave Rider 23
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.6oz | Women: 8.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 31mm | Women: 31mm
Forefoot height: Men: 19mm | Women: 19mm
Release date: Oct 2015
Brand: Mizuno
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
Price: $120
Colorways: Silver, Blue, Red
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this November

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83 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Phidippides TV | | Level 4 expert

    I continues to have the philosophy of a smooth ride, a nice, light fit & performance in its nature.

  • 79 / 100 | HRDLPN | Level 2 expert

    It's a great shoe… Sometime ago… I ran a marathon on the former ones and [I] will do it on the new ones.

  • 82 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    The 19 also retains the firm and somewhat snappy ride of the WR-18, regardless of the new foam lasting. 

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 4 expert

    If you were a fan of the previous version, I cant imagine you being disappointed with the new one.

  • 85 / 100 | Running Magazine | | Level 3 expert

    The shoe is a great mix of performance and durability, versatile enough to pound out the kilometres on the roads and trails, while also light enough to act as a long-distance workout shoe.

  • 82 / 100 | Runners Need | | Level 3 expert

    This neutral road shoe is all about providing cushioning and comfort over bigger distances, so that you can run further for longer.

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  • The upper of the Mizuno Wave Rider 19 was redesigned to deliver an improved fit and added durability. The updates are not readily visible since most of the changes in the upper happened in the inside. The internal linings are thinner and the lasting foam was enhanced. Lastly, the laces are longer and softer.
  • Another update is the cushioning of the shoe. The heel and the forefoot cushioning is slightly softer to deliver great energy rebound and for a resilient foot strike.

The 19th version of the Wave rider is available in standard running shoe length. There is a slight changed in the fit due to the changes in the upper but it still have a snug heel and midfoot with ample of room in the toe box for natural splay, accommodating runners with regular foot measurements. The shoe is available in normal or medium widths.

The Wave Rider 19 utilizes the Mizuno’s X10 rubber outsole that offers a durable and enhanced traction. The blown rubber in the forefoot delivers added cushioning, durability and responsiveness. It also uses the Mizuno’s Flex Controller technology that increases flexibility in high-flex areas while reducing weight.

The midsole of the Wave Rider 19 uses the notable Mizuno Wave technology that offers a well-cushioned and responsive ride. It also uses the brand’s SmoothRide Engineering that delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Also, it features the U4icX technology that delivers more cushioning for efficient shock absorption and well-cushioned underfoot feel. This midsole technology is also used in the Wave Rider 22 and in other reliable Mizuno shoes.

Lastly, it uses the full-length Mizuno Intercool ventilation that keeps the foot cool all throughout the run.

The upper of the Mizuno Wave Rider 19 features the highly breathable Airmesh cover that keeps the foot cool and dry. The stitched overlays in the lateral and medial side deliver a secure fit while the Dynamotion Fit gives optimal fit. Lastly, it has OrthoLite sockliner that is anti-microbial in nature and keeps the foot moisture free.