Mizuno Men's Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe

4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

Price: $190.63
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I was a little hesitant with getting the Nirvana 8 due to my need for good control and support but they have been great.
My pair of 8s seem to be the most comfortable of any of the Nirvanas I have had and feel light for a stability shoe.
Perfect fit and cushion (not that much in the front).
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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
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  • Rubber style sole
  • Heel height 1.5"/3.75 ctms
  • Dynamotion fit
  • Fabric: Man-made upper, balance man-made material
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When it’s all about speed and stability, you need the right equipment for your sport. The Wave Nirvana 8 running shoe from Mizuno delivers the goods, and then some. Its breathable mesh upper keeps things cool and dry, while a grippy rubber sole provides the comfort and cushion your foot deserves. This shoe’s sharp design and bold colors add pizazz to your running routine.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005FWDV4K
  • Item model number: Wave Nirvana 8-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 21, 2011
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,580 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    A bit of background. I'm 68 years old, weigh in at 220 lbs, I moderately over pronate and I have flat feet. I've been running for about 30 years now and have always been plagued with AT (achilles tendonitis). Prior to making the switch to Mizuno's, I ran in New Balance, Brooks and Saucony and always got their motion control shoes due to my flat feet and my weight and my over pronation. Since making the switch to Mizuno's about 8 years ago, my AT has totally disappeared. ANY shoe that can keep this 220 lb, 68 year old body with flat feet, running without any pain is FANTASTIC in my book.

    The shoe that I ran in before the Nirvana 8 was the Nirvana 7, and as good as the 7 was, the 8 is that much better. I LOVE this shoe.

    Now after saying all this, just because Mizuno's work great for me does NOT mean that it will work great for you, but................I do think that it's worth it to check them out.

    May the wind be at your backs............
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Folkstone Grey/Anthracite/Gypsum Verified Purchase
    I'm 6'1 about 340 lbs (you know, a typical jogger's build) with extra pronation in my right foot and these shoes are awesome. I got these because I am hoping to do a Tough Mudder this summer and so far I have went up to 5 miles on a jog/walk and had no foot issues. This is my first pair of Mizuno shoes and I am really impressed
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    I have high arches, narrow AA feet, and overpronate considerably. I am 6'4" and weigh about 180. I had been through several shoes since I started running about 8 years ago, from Nike to Adidas to New Balance to Saucony to Asics. As I got faster and went further, I continually had issues with my feet, achilles, knees, and back.

    Finally I tried the Nirvana 3s. I didn't have high hopes for them as they didn't feel all that comfortable to me. However they are the shoes that finally got me to and through my first marathon. The Nirvana has good arch support and a stable ride. They run a bit small and narrow compared to most.

    After a couple years I tried stepping down to the Inspires for something a bit lighter (and cheaper which is nice too). For short distances they were fine but when I trained for a half marathon I started having issues again. So, back to the Nirvanas I went.

    My pair of 8s seem to be the most comfortable of any of the Nirvanas I have had and feel light for a stability shoe. They continue to work great for me. Of course like others mention that doesn't mean they will work for you. Don't order these online without knowing what type of shoe you need first. Let your local experts help you out, and don't be afraid to pay a bit more for your shoes to support that service.
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    The shoe deserves 5 stars. Comfortable and tons of support. Very durable as well. Have well over 300 miles in my other pair of Nirvana 8s and they are just now starting to cause issues. Rotate these with my Elixir 7s.

    On to the company. DO NOT ORDER from Backcountry. They offer these shoes at sub $90.xx dollars, but they claim it is the wrong sku number. The sku # is associated with the Inspire 8s, not the Nirvana 8s. I sent the shoes back for an exchange, and they will not honor the price listed on Amazon. They attempted to charge the higher cost of $118.xx even though it is their mistake here. That's fine, but as of writing this review, nothing has been done to update this site, so if you place an order at the lower price expecting the Nirvana series, you will find you are shipped the Inspire series from last year, and no price match will be offered.
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    Size: 14 D(M) USColor: White/Anthracite/Indigo Blue Verified Purchase
    This is my second pair of Mizunos and they are as good as I expected them to be. Mizunos are the first shoes I have ever owned that helped my shin splints. I tend to be a brand loyal type buyer. So long as Mizunos feel like these and the first pair they have my loyalty.
    I am a severe overpronator, my first Mizunos were wave Alchemys. I loved them. I weigh 250 and wanted more cushioning so I tried these nirvanas and added a stability insole. In short I love these shoes.
    I jog 10-12 miles a week.
    I highly recommend you be fitted for the correct shoe for you if you have not already, I ran in pain for a lot of years because I bought shoes for their "looks" rather than what was right for my stride.
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    Size: 8 D(M) USColor: White/Anthracite/Indigo Blue Verified Purchase
    I spent $150 of my low income on this shoe, only to have the top material start tearing apart in less than 3 months.
    The soft material between the top laces and toe tore apart on both shoes.
    That is unacceptable, unless you make 6-figure salary and can drop $150 every 2 1/2 months.
    And yes, I had my feet measured for correct size at a sports shop that recommended these.
    These are the cheapest, shortest lasting and most expensive shoes I've bought in 20 years of running.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Folkstone Grey/Anthracite/Gypsum Verified Purchase
    I ordered these shoes as a result of the Podiatrist/orthotist as a good shoe for use w/ orthotics and pronation problems--they are effective for that. The shoes are not as cushioned as I would like (a stability shoe w/ some "give"). I have found these shoes to be better for off-road/trail running due to the stability, feel and ride. Although I only have about 150 miles on them, it seems that they are well-built w/ good wear potential.
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