Who should buy the Mizuno Wave Rider 19

The Wave Rider 19 from Mizuno is a road running shoe that stays true to the series identity of a cushioned yet lightweight ride. Go for this shoe if:

  • You need consistent responsiveness no matter the duration of your run
  • You are looking for a daily trainer that remains comfortable even in high-mileage runs

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Updates to the Wave Rider 19

  • A redesigned upper for better fit and durability
  • Thinner interior lining and enhanced lasting for more comfort
  • Longer and softer shoelaces

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Flexible and durable outsole

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19 outsole

Smooth transitions by the Wave Rider 19

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.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19 midsole

Mizuno’s unique cushioning system

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

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

Highly breathable upper

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 an OrthoLite sockliner that is antimicrobial in nature and keeps the foot moisture-free.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19 upper

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.6oz / Women 8.1oz
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Mizuno Wave Rider 25
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 31mm

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