|Fits as expected||
Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
|Price:||$114.95 - $209.99|
- Man Made
- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1.5"
- U4ic midsole
- Dissolving upper fit with DMF execution
- SmoothRide Engineering
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Mizuno delivers a high-mileage trainer in a sleek, lightweight package with their Wave Rider 17.
Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
Wave Rider 17
An absolute runner’s favorite for 16 years has been refined even further. The Wave Rider 17 hits the sweet spot for a wide variety of runners. Our flagship shoe is ideal for the neutral runner with just enough support and cushioning for high mileage training. It uses our exclusive Mizuno Wave Technology for an unmatched running experience that’s ultra-smooth, lightweight, and disappears off the foot while under way. Our SmoothRide Engineering is designed for a brilliant run. Each of its elements creates harmony between you and the shoe so you barely know it’s there. A blown rubber forefoot outsole provides optimal flexibility while the sculpted lateral forefoot means a smooth touchdown. Right down to the peeling paint effect on the heal strap, this shoe exudes sleek speed all around.
About Mizuno Running
We are on a quest to unlock the potential of every run, giving runners the tools to take incredible strides forward. We believe in the power of our sport to inspire and transform - and we won't rest until every run is a sensational, energized, Mezamashii run. Our goal is to make our gear feel so completely a part of your body that you don't notice where your body ends and your gear starts. That's the moment where your heart and mind have nothing else to distract them and suddenly you've lost yourself in the run. That's when Mezamashii happens. Join us in experiencing it.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B00CSHV75A
- Item model number: Wave Rider 17-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 7, 2012
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
So some stats: 6', 152 lbs. averaging 40-50 miles/week.
For me the 17's differ from the 16's in three key respects:
1. The 17's will not last nearly as long as the 16's. I'm through the tread and into the foam by 300 miles (unabashed heel striker). On the other hand, the 16's had less wear at 300 miles than other shoes typically have at 50 miles - they're just beasts and could easily go 500+ miles. Not a deal breaker for me given I'm at the age where I rotate out shoes at 300 miles regardless of wear. Have to save the legs...
2. The 17's are the only shoes (of any brand) that have a break-in period for me. It takes a full 75 miles before they completely loosen up for me. Again, not a deal breaker since they were still comfortable enough to get in those long runs and don't cause blisters or the like.
3. The 17's are light and provide plenty of cushioning for me. The payoff is that they are the only shoe I've ever worn where my feet and legs always feel great after those 20+ mile runs. And I've run in countless different models from many different manufacturers over several decades.
Of course, your experience may vary - running shoes are very individual. Which brings me back to Amazon today - these work great for me and it's time to order a new pair!
I read the reviews about the 17s and decided to give them a try. When I tried them on my biggest issue was with the upper and where it folds on top of the toe box when you run/walk. For me there was a pronounced pinch point on both outer sides -- but on the inside of the shoe -- of the toe box. Lacing adjustments made no difference. It would have caused me major issues within minutes of the first run and I couldn't imagine it getting any better. It wasn't stiffness or something that would "break in." For that alone I would have returned them.
The other issue I had was the impression of overall build quality. I get that it's been redesigned to be lighter with synthetic overlays and thinner materials on the upper all around. But for me, the general impression of the upper of the shoe at this price point was not one of quality.
As far the "looseness" that some suggest due to the synthetic overlays and lack of support, it wasn't bad. I would have at least given them a fair shake if there weren't any other major issues.
My suggestion is to give them a try and see for yourself. The above are just my observations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
shoe is super comfortable and i love the color. i wear a women's 11 and this is a men's 9. it fit as expected.Published 14 days ago by Bonita M. Glover
I went back to the Wave Rider 17 after owning a WR 18. The WR 17 is an excellent shoe for me, like the all the Wave Riders I've worn except the WR 18. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CautiousOne
Best pair of shoes I have owned. Very comfortable.Published 2 months ago by some guy who knows nothing
A little bit narrow towards the front. But still well made. These are around a regular amount of cushioning. They feel lighter and slimmer than most of my other shoes.Published 3 months ago by Eduardo H
I used to switch around different brands every time it was time for me to buy a new shoe. Now I only buy Mizunos, as an avid runner, they are the only shoes that last a very long... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew D