Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 10.2oz | Women: 8.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 17mm | Women: 17mm
Brand: Mizuno
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $130
Colorways: White, Multi
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  • The Mizuno Wave Rider WaveKnit 3 is the newest update to Mizuno's WaveKnit family. This neutral running shoe contains the same technology as the Mizuno Wave Rider 23 through all parts of the outsole. 
  • The Wave Rider WaveKnit 3 features an updated knit upper that provides a more supportive design. The Waveknit upper technology offers a dynamic fit, allowing the foot to move and flex naturally. 
  • The premium sockliner included in the running shoe is designed to provide additional comfort and protection to the foot.

The manufacturers of the Wave Rider WaveKnit 3 has retained the shoe construction that is signature to the WaveKnit series. It was designed using the standard shoe measurement, making it true-to-size for most runners. The shoe also features the traditional lacing system for a more customized fit. 

The outsole section of the shoe utilizes a blown rubber material that offers reliable protection against abrasion and superior traction on various surfaces. This rubber compound also enhances the cushioning through its spongy configuration. 

X10 carbon rubber is placed in the heel section for enhanced traction. This component is a highly durable rubber that protects the platform in high impact areas and provides more traction during the heel strike. 

Flex Controllers are positioned in high flex areas on the outsole. They are responsible for increasing the shoe’s flexibility and reducing the overall weight. 

The midsole unit of the Wave Rider WaveKnit 3 features the dual-compound SmoothRide technology that combines the U4ic and U4icX for a springy ride. U4ic is a unique midsole compound that offers lightweight comfort, while the U4icX is an evolutionary lightweight midsole that offers a high rebound. 

Cloudwave is composed of a redesigned elastic, thermal plastic wave than runs from the heel to the midfoot section. This technology provides a well-cushioned and springy ride. 

Mizuno Wave technology is also integrated into the shoe. This midsole cushioning offers a stable ride and maximum shock absorption to reduce the risk of injuries. This material is strategically placed where stability is needed. 

The knitted upper uses the DynamotionFit technology to provide an optimal fit, preventing the heel collar from buckling while the user is walking or running. This stretchable material is placed in heel collar and forefoot sections. 

DynamotionFit technology is also used in some popular Mizuno running shoes like the Mizuno Wave Creation 20, Mizuno Wave Inspire 15 and Mizuno Wave Prophecy 8

Providing a natural fit and softer feel is the Premium Anatomical Sockliner. This material is placed beneath the foot for excellent cushioning. 

A U4icX Strobel Lasting board is incorporated in the shoe to provide a more comfortable underfoot feel.