Mizuno running shoes reviews

Reviews of Mizuno neutral, stability, and motion control runnings shoes with how they compare against ASICS, Brooks, New Balance, and Saucony.

Running ShoeCategory
Mizuno Wave Rider 21Neutral
Mizuno Wave Inspire 14Support
Mizuno Wave Paradox 4Max Support

Mizuno Wave Rider 21

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Mizuno Wave Rider 21 is a daily trainer that is suitable for runners who do not need any extra stability or support and who are looking to run fast.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 21 has a Wave plate that runs from the midfoot towards the back of the running shoe. This device has stabilizing and impact protection properties.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 21 delivers lots of heel cushioning and an above average amount of forefoot cushioning but not too much to hold you back.

The amount of overlays has been kept to a minimum in the upper, thereby helping to keep the weight of the running shoe down while still keeping your foot on the platform, but you still get a good wrap around the midfoot.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 21 is a relatively light running shoe compared to other running shoes in the same category, so that should help you go fast.

The heel of the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 sits much higher off the ground than the forefoot, which adds a perfomance feel to the running shoe.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 14

Category: Stability and Support

Mizuno Wave Inspire 14 is a high performance running shoe that offers a lot of stability and a good amount of cushioning in a lightweight package, which is a very rare combination for running shoes of its kind.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 14 has a Wave plate that runs through the midsole from the midfoot towards the back of the running shoe. It is a plastic plate with foam around it and on the medial side it fans out into two parts and two waves.

This should stop your foot from rolling too far inward as the beefier rigid plastic on the medial side should prevent this from happening.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 14 is for runners who want to feel fast and who do not need a whole lot of stability but still a good dose of it.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 14 delivers a good amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, so you should be able to not only get a stable and supportive ride but also a soft ride from this running shoe.

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Mizuno Wave Paradox 4

Category: Maximum Support

The Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 is Mizuno's only motion control running shoe and is meant to provide a maximum amount of support to overpronators. It does so mainly through the Wave plate that runs along the entire length of the midsole.

This Wave plate fans out into two parts and three waves on the medial side of the midsole of the Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 to help stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

The Wave plate also has a centering and stabilizing effect right under the heel and provides shock absorption at heel-strike.

The Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 provides an average amount of forefoot cushioning but delivers a good amount of heel cushioning so is suitable for heel-strikers.

The Mizuno Wave Paradox 4 is a good running shoe for those who are looking for a somewhat lighter motion control running shoe that still delivers tons of stability and support.

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