Mizuno Women's Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe,Opal/Lime Punch/Barite,12 B US

4.4 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews

Size: 12 B(M) US
Color: Opal/Lime Punch/Barite
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Since our founding in 1906, we at Mizuno have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and in making the entire globe the stage for our activities. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. That was true nearly 100 years ago and is still true today. It is evident in our corporate philosophy which, simply stated, is "Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports." This philosophy is clearly reflected in our strong support of numerous worldwide sport events and in our dedication to advancing sports through cutting edge technology and research. Our product development strategy is to create products with features that enhance athlete performance and are unique to only Mizuno. These technological advancements make our sporting equipment and apparel go the extra mile and keep you in tip top playing form no matter the sport nor the conditions. Whether it's our Breath Thermo line of clothing which generates heat from the absorption of moisture to keep you warm in cooler temperatures, to our line of Arctic Touch garments that expels heat and moisture generated by the body during exercise to keep your body cool and comfortable, your comfort and performance are at the forefront of our innovation. From the diamond to the track, from the court to the fairway, Mizuno's commitment to Serious Performance shines through. Today, the high quality equipment that only Mizuno can produce are relied upon by athletes throughout the world. We produce superior quality equipment for serious performance, through the artful combination of technology and craftsmanship. Because, at Mizuno, your passion is our obsession.

  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 8.8 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • ASIN: B00717VVJE
  • Item model number: Wave Inspire 8-W
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 26, 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,305 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    By Michelle Elliott on March 20, 2012
    I have been running for over 25 years and have NEVER put on a pair of MIzuno's until this week. I have always gravitated toward the Asics or Brooks but when I went to my local running store for a new pair of shoes this week, I really liked the feel of the Wave inspire 8 so I went for it and purchased them. After a few runs, I have to say I am impressed. This shoe is an all around work horse. They are light enough and responsive enough for your short 2-6 mile runs but substantial and supportive enough for the longer runs as well. I love the support coupled with the light feel. They fit so well all over... seem to just mold to my foot. The toe box is roomy but not overly bulky, the arch is perfect, and heel area couldn't be more comfortable. I haven't had these for long... but I am excited to see how they hold up and continue to be my go to running shoe!
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    The mizuno wave inspire 7s were awful- particularly the fit around the ankle and that they felt like they needed "breaking in". The 8s are back to the fit of the 6 with the low ankle and they feel wonderful from first run again.

    And the colors are gorgeous :)
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    I was having knee pain and foot blisters in my nike's while training for the LA marathon. I bought these 3 weeks prior to the race and did a 22 mile run in them a day later with NO problems. When running the marathon this past weekend, I had no knee pain or blisters. These shoes are my new favorites. I went up a size and a half from my regular size to allow room for swelling during long runs. They are perfect!
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    By RL on October 26, 2012
    Size: 10 B(M) USColor: White/Persian Jewel/Dress Blue Verified Purchase
    I was always a die hard fan of Asics until I began running longer distances and started getting shin splints.
    I went to the Mizuno website and took the online questionnaire to find the correct shoe for me which turned out to be the Wave Inspire 8.
    I should have ordered 2 pairs, especially with the price they were on Amazon at the time!!

    These shoes are amazing. No more shin splints, the support is great, and there was literally NO breaking in time.
    They are also a lot lighter than my old Asics.
    I ran 6.5 miles the first time I put them on and no problems whatsoever.
    I can't recommend these shoes enough.

    I was worried about the size, but I just ordered 1 half size bigger than what I wear in non-athletic shoes and they were perfect.
    If you do run long distances and your feet swell a lot I would recommend maybe a full size bigger, but mine don't swell too much.

    They are also very nice looking shoes. I got the White/Persian Jewel/Dress Blue, but would have loved the green ones!

    I will wear Mizunos from now on, goodbye Asics. Great shoe!!
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    Size: 10 C/D USColor: White/Blue Depths/Sangria Verified Purchase
    My trainer is a runner and buys this brand exlusively to run in. I did a little research and found that the company is founded in GA and they are manufactured there. I did read other reviews of this brand (learned they run small) so I went up a 1/2 size and they fit perfectly. I sprayed them with Scotchguard to keep them looking new as the enclosed instructions indicated only spot-cleaning these would be suitable for the type of materials used. I've only started running, so I haven't had any issues yet but these shoes are designed to help with pronating -- I also wear Brooks since I circuit train - and those also help with prontation. I haven't noticed one brand is better than the other in that regard (between the Mizuno Wave and Brooks Adrenaline make/models).
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    Size: 8.5 B(M) USColor: White/Anthracite/Prism Violet Verified Purchase
    I was skeptical about spending over $100 on shoes, I've never done that before, but it is money well spent! I have high arches and most shoes make my feet hurt. With these shoes though, I can run for miles and no pain. Very cushiony! Just be sure to get half a size up! They run a little small.
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    Size: 8 B(M) USColor: White/Blue Depths/Sangria Verified Purchase
    I thought I would try these with pronation and all. I usually buy the Wave Alchemy. A little stiff arund the ankle and a teeny bit narrow for a B, overall and good stable shoe. Fits well. I can still run well in them and wear after without soreness. Not as flexible as the Alchemy but when you need a stabilizer shoe who can you trust? It's a keeper but I do love the Wave Alchemy so much better.I wear a 7 1/2 but wear an 8 B in these. Just ran a 5k in these shoes and did they feel great!! Bouncey, great stability, yet light. I am now sold!!
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    Size: 8 C/D USColor: White/Blue Depths/Sangria Verified Purchase
    I bought this shoe based on some of the reviews I read. Ineeded another pair of running shoes. I have had a bunion repair on my left foot and a right foot that still needs one. Therefore, I would not recommend this shoe to someone who truly needs wide width especially if you are planning to put in your own orthotics. Toe box is not very deep or wide for that matter. Shipping was extremely fast and it is a nice looking shoe. I have yet to decide if I will keep or send it back. If I keep it it will not be a running shoe it will be for walking only... but do I want to do this without my orthotics? 4 stars for great price, great shipping, great looking shoe. Minus one star for fit. I did buy a 1/2 size larger than I normally wear.
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