Mizuno Wave Horizon vs. Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 review

Mizuno Wave Horizon provides a very soft ride with lots of stability and support. Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 provides a secure and stable ride with a good amount of cushioning.

The Mizuno Wave Horizon and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 fall in the same category of stability running shoes for moderate overpronators.

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The uppers of the Mizuno Wave Horizon The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 are similar in that they have a toe box that is open and free of overlays.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has some underlays to provide some support in that area, while the Mizuno Wave Horizon uses mesh that has a structure to reduce the need for overlays.

Therefore, both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Mizuno Wave Horizon are capable of providing runners who have big bunions with enough room in the toe box.

Mizuno is one of the few running shoe manufacturers that still makes use of stitched-on overlays in the uppers of their running shoes.

Both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Mizuno Wave Horizon come with stitched-on overlays in their upper.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 has less than the Mizuno Wave Horizon, but still provides enough support due to the durability and supportive nature of stitched-on overlays.

While the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 uses the Mizuno logo to provide support around the midfoot, the Mizuno Wave Horizon covers a larger area around the midfoot to really provide you with a good wrap and securer fit.

The overlays that wrap the heel are also a bit broader on the Mizuno Wave Horizon than they are on the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13, although both should get the job done of providing you with enough support behind the heel.

All in all, the Mizuno Wave Horizon and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 provide enough support through their uppers to keep the feet of overpronators in place but also provide comfort in places where it is needed most.

The Mizuno Wave Horizon might have a small advantage due to its broader overlays and greater coverage.

Both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Mizuno Wave Horizon are meant to provide a good amount of cushioning to runners.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Mizuno Wave Horizon and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 have a cushy forefoot, but the Mizuno Wave Horizon provides overall more cushioning than the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 for both men and women.

The Mizuno Wave Horizon is a new running shoe from Mizuno that is not only meant to provide a good amount of stability and support but also a large amount of cushioning, and according to running shoe lab tests, the Mizuno Wave Horizon delivers almost a maximum amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

Both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Mizuno Wave Horizon come with a Wave Plate that fans out into two waves on the medial side of the midsole to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

However, while the Wave Plate stops under the midfoot of the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13, it extends a bit into the forefoot of the Mizuno Wave Horizon.

This means that the effect of pronation control will last a bit longer as your foot goes from heel-strike to toe-off in the Mizuno Wave Horizon.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Mizuno Wave Horizon provide a lot of stability and support that is at a comparable level.

However, due to the construction and placement of the wave plates, the feel of pronation control might differ between the two running shoes.

The outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different in construction and layout.

The Mizuno Wave Horizon seems to have larger rubber compartments but slightly more flex grooves than the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13.

The connection between heel and forefoot is also more seamless under the Mizuno Wave Horizon than it is under the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13, which means that the Mizuno Wave Horizon is more likely to provide smoother heel-to-toe transitions than the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Mizuno Wave Horizon is the more flexible running shoe of the two for both men and women.

The women's version of the Mizuno Wave Horizon weighs approximately 9.1 oz (258 grams), and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 for women weighs approximately 9.2 oz (261 grams).

The men's version of the Mizuno Wave Horizon weighs about 11.0 oz (312 grams), and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 for men weighs 11.1 oz (315 grams).

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a very stable and supportive ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 or the Mizuno Wave Horizon.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 would suit runners who are looking for all the basics in addition to a comfortable ride, while the Mizuno Wave Horizon would be good for those who are looking for a very soft ride in addition to a good amount of stability and support.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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