Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe

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  • 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


Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe


Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe
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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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,425 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    By N. Walters on June 29, 2014
    Used the wave rider 16's extensively during marathon training and liked them. I was lured to the 17's by the significant weight reduction. So having now gone through a number of pairs of 16's and 17's I will add my two cents based on my highly personal experience.

    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!
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    I'm a Mizuno guy. I have been using Wave Riders for years all the way up to the 16's. I have never had to question the size until these 17's. The body is a little larger than the 16's (like Brooks Ghost). The toe box is a little large for the size making the shoe look longer (I like the toe box / hate the big shoe look) The jury is still out on whether the lighter weight is really anything to go for. I haven't raced in them yet as I had to return the first pair due to an uncomfortable right shoe and I'm just now getting some miles on the second pair I ordered. So far, so good. Suggest trying the shoes on at a store before ordering online. I'm not giving that 5th star unless I win my age group with these on. lol
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Blue Verified Purchase
    I'm 200lb and 6'3" with a neutral size 13 foot and have run in many, many different brands of shoes over the past nearly 8 years including Asics, Mizuno, and Nike. That said, for the past three years or so I've been happily running exclusively in Wave Riders from Mizuno.

    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.
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    After being a loyal Rider fan, the Rider 17 sent me to Nike, The bend at the bottom of the laces ate into my foot so bad I could hardly walk. I keep thinking " I know Riders and it will resolve itself" but it never did. I will probably try the Rider 18 when they are released. I run 25-30 miles a week so I go through shoes and must have something I can depend on.
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Barbados Cherry / Silver / Green Flash Verified Purchase
    Very disappointed with these shoes for my teenaged son. They are falling apart after less than 2 months. The tread on the bottom has come unglued. He has worn Mizuno's shoes in the past and they have held up for track and cross country seasons, but this year he is not even running and he can't wear them. Too bad we are past the return window.
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    I always recommend the 16's and the previous ones as the most outstanding running shoes. I have run in them for 12 years. Being a little narrower in the forefoot, the major problem on the 17's is the wavy plastic supports in the sole are made of different material and different in shape. The 18's are the same as the 17's. I don't like them either; they give me some small problems here and there besides numb toes. I don't recommend wave rider anymore.
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: White / Green Flash / Tangerine Tango Verified Purchase
    I have been a fan of Mizuno's running shoes for the past several years and in the past 3 years I have gravitated to mostly running in the Wave Rider series. I finally wore my Wave Rider 16's out a couple months ago and decided to give some other shoes a chance. I went through two pairs of shoes in a couple months after they didn't break in, blistered my feet, didn't fit my running form, etc. I then decided to give the Wave Rider 17 a try and it as good as I'd hoped. It is a great shoe for running on asphault and packed trails; the cushioning is very good. After a couple easy 10k break in runs these shoes are working great for me. I highly recommend, they are just as good as my Wave RIder 16's which were my favorite running shoes up until wearing them out. You won't be disappointed with these.
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