Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe

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  • Synthetic
  • Synthetic sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75"
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75"
  • Moderate Neutral Running Shoe with Dynamotion Fit - Stress relief for the upper and lateral stress. VS-1 absorbs shock and enhances cushioning properties by resisting compression-set, thus extending the cushioning life of the shoe.
  • Mizuno Wave, SmoothRide engineered, composite Parallel Wave for superior shock absorption and dispersion with great transition X-10 outsole is the most durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction in the heel strike.
  • Smooth Ride - engineering approach to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible
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Product Description

Men's neutral running shoe which supplies cushioning, transition, and comfort. X-10 outsole is the most durable carbon rubber that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction in the heel strike.

Wave Rider 15

The Mizuno Wave Rider 15 combines the best qualities of every Wave Rider that came before it with a harmonious balance of lightweight feel and stability to give you a comfortable running experience. Utilizing Mizuno's Wave Technology and SmoothRide Engineering, this shoe features a lower, more open collar, a redesigned heel, and a cushioning midsole for better support and performance.

  • Wave Technology provides lightweight cushioning and stability
  • Shock-absorbent heel provides softer landings
  • Breathable mesh upper reduces moisture buildup
  • Dynamotion Fit eliminates stress points between feet and shoes
  • Flex grooves and controllers support smooth rocking motion
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
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Mizuno Wave Technology

Using Mizuno Wave Technology, the Wave Rider 15 directs impact forces away from your foot to provide cushioning and stability with every step. Its high-performance rubber sole offers greater bounce and increased rebound, extending the life of the shoes.

Mizuno SmoothRide

SmoothRide Engineering reduces rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transitions. Flex grooves in the heel promote natural movement from the back of your foot to the front, initiating a smooth rocking motion throughout your stride. And flex controllers in the forefoot smoothly continue the roll forward to give your foot a more solid stance at toe-off.

Mizuno Dynamotion Fit

Designed to reduce the stress that feet exert on shoes while running, Mizuno's Dynamotion Fit allows fluidity at every point in your stride--from heel strike through toe-off--so the upper gently follows the natural motion of your feet.

Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
Shock-Absorbent Heel for Softer Landings

The Wave Rider 15 features a redesigned heel with shock-absorbent cushioning that results in gentler contact with the ground during heel strikes. This means softer landings--even during high-impact runs.

Breathable Mesh Upper Keeps Feet Cool

This shoe's breathable mesh upper provides extra ventilation to reduce heat and moisture inside your shoes, while its synthetic leather overlay delivers targeted support.

Gender-Specific Engineering for Customized Fit

Research has shown there are fundamental differences between the way men and women run. With this in mind, Mizuno specifically designed men's and women's Wave Rider 15s to maximize performance for each running style.

About Mizuno

"Never Settle" is more than just a tagline for Mizuno--it's an attitude. Never Settle starts with the way Mizuno approaches product development. Their philosophy is guided by "kaizen", the Japanese word for "continuous improvement." These technological advancements make their sporting equipment and apparel go the extra mile, keeping you in tip top playing form no matter the sport or the conditions. They believe in making products that work in harmony with your body, and helping you to be the best athlete you can be.

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Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe.

Trademark Information:
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Never Settle™
Mizuno Wave Technology®
SmoothRide Engineering™
Dynamotion Fit™

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005FWDW6C
  • Item model number: Wave Rider 15-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
  • 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,403 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.6 out of 5 stars 238 customer reviews
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    Size: 8.5 D(M) USColor: Lime Punch/Anthracite/Indigo Blue Verified Purchase
    These running shoes are wonderful, and they truly deserve the 5 stars.
    I bought these shoes to go back to running, after a long time off it. I am currently a bit overweight, I suffer from moderate shin splints, and I've had some trouble with one of my achilles tendons in the past.
    With that - and getting close to my 40's - in mind, I decided to invest in a good pair of running shoes. I used the Runner's World shoe finder tool on their website and this was one of the recommended shoes. The Wave Riders fit my feet perfectly. The materials and the design of these shoes are very good, so at the same time they have a good firm fit to my feet, there is no tight spot. Pressure is distributed very uniformly.
    I have been running on the treadmill continuously for 45 to 60 minutes at a time, every other day, and I feel no pain, numbness, or anything, on my feet. The Wave Riders work perfectly for me, so I can focus on my shape / posture when I run. I have been feeling less and less pain on my shins, and no sign of any pain on my achilles tendon.
    I highly recommend the following:
    - Use the Runner's World shoe finder tool. Follow all the steps to the letter. Run a little bit paying close attention to your form and how your feet hit the ground to properly answer the questions. Don't buy running shoes because they look cool or whatever. You can always find something that looks "pro" within the results the site gives you.
    - Don't save money on your running shoes. Buy good stuff from the running brands. I think I could have prevented some injuries I had in the past by putting more money down on shoes. Remember running is very repetitive, so any small detail that may be a little off may cause an injury when repeated thousands of times.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Limited Edition - Ruby/Crystal Verified Purchase
    Typical Wave Runner. Excellent running shoes for training. They give enough support and feel pretty seamless. The only minus stays the hole in the heel which occasionally catches a stone of right size and shape. "Limited edition" WRs even look nice.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Limited Edition - Ruby/Crystal Verified Purchase
    This is a great shoe and I am very happy with my purchase. Seems like the issue with the 14 was fixed and we are back to original Rider. It is light and has low heels which generates a great running position. I did not rate 5 stars because it lacks some cushioning. I weigth 170 pounds and I could use a bit more, but overal great shoe and I would buy it again.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Lime Punch/Anthracite/Indigo Blue Verified Purchase
    Great shoe with good cushioning, light weight, and no mushiness. Rolls right through the center of the foot even on a full-stride kick. Color scheme is every bit as bright as it looks - but I am a sucker for a shoe that stands out. Laces are a bit short if you do a full runners locking lace tie, but are black, so easily replaced if you want. ONLY WARNING: either go to a local store and get sized for them before buying on line, or go at least a half size larger than the sizing chart measurements. I wear a 9.5 US in another Mizuno model, and had to jump to a 10 US (and could have gone to a 10.5 with slightly heavier socks). Great shoe, but Mizuno typically is.
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: White/Anthracite/Aizome Verified Purchase
    My wife, a competive runner convinced me that I'd enjoy running more if I had the right kind of shoes. Most of my running is on a tread mill and I'm been wearing an old pair of cross trainer type shoes. I'm 59 years old and the running hurts my knees, hips, and shins. I have to admit that after purchasing and using the Mizuno Wave Rider 15 running shoes these symptoms are far less intense. After a 25 minute run, usually 2-3 miles my legs feel tired but not in pain. She must have been right because these shoes really did make a difference.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Fluorite/Barite/Gypsum Verified Purchase
    Received the Mizuno Men's Wave Ride 15 shoe in the Blue Color. The colors are so bright and I really like it actually.... Running Shoes are supposed to be flashy, and I will be able to be spotted pretty easily out of the crowd.

    I am primarily a marathon/long distance runner and so far these shoes fit pretty well. I just did an 8.5 and 6 mile run with them and so far they are holding up pretty good. I also did an 8 mile treadmill run and the shoes were comfortable. The shoe has good support and gives me extra spring. I am going to do a 13 miler tomorrow and hopefully I still feel the same way after the run. I am still breaking the shoes in, so I hope they are good to go for the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5th.

    Overall I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend them
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: White/Anthracite/Aizome Verified Purchase
    I would't usually recommend buying shoes online as you can't try them on beforehand. At my age, however, I know my size cold and these worked out perfectly for me. Just ran the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k with them and posted a personal best time. Love 'em.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Lime Punch/Anthracite/Indigo Blue Verified Purchase
    The wave Rider 14 is still the most comfortable running shoe I've used for distance. I run multiple marathons every year and really enjoy the 15's too. They look good and feel great! Avoid the Wave Rider 16's at all cost. Mizu added an insole thing that raised a spot on the outside of my foot and directly caused some tendon problems. I'll stick with the 15's as long as I can find them.
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