Ward and I recently had the opportunity to review the new Mizuno Wave Rider 15. Weighing in at 10.6 ounces, I have to say these shoes are the heaviest I’ve run in since March. At first I wasn’t so sure about running in heavier shoes. My everyday trainers have been a 7.6 oz Brooks Racer. However, I’ve heard incredible things about Mizuno’s and was very excited to try these out.
Initially, I thought – “hmmm, a little stiff”. But once I started running on the road, they just felt incredible on my feet. I must let you know that I normally am a woman’s 9, but have found great comfort when running in men’s 7.5 shoes lately, so that was the size I went with in Mizuno. The toe box is roomy and my toes didn’t feel cramped in there. A huge plus for me. Since the Wave Riders are neutral shoes, there isn’t a ton of cushioning, which is perfect for me.
Since getting the Wave Rider 15s this past November, I have logged over 150 miles on them. I am sold on the durability and the fit. I love the way my feet feel during and after runs. I don’t have any uncomfortable padding in random areas. My run just feels right. I actually switched things up and wore my racers for a 5 mile run yesterday, part of me really missed the structure and support my Mizunos give me. Needless to say, this morning, I chose my Wave Rider 15s for my 10 miler with the girls. I've been loving these Mizuno's for all distances in the past few months - ranging from 1 mile (for the January Streak) up to 12 miles. The 15s have been my "go to shoe". And the weight doesn't bother me one bit!
|rocking the Christmas look with Mizunos for a virtual Christmas 5k|
When I asked my running hubby about his thoughts on his (matching) pair of Wave Riders, he said “Speedy, fit well, but a little stiff. I was able to put them on and just run. No time needed to break in. I haven’t had any blisters. On my 14 mile run today (in snowy, icy conditions), I had great traction. For the longer runs like 14 miles of more, I would like something a little softer. I also like heel to toe drop.”
|loving the bright colors|
Have you tried the Mizuno Wave Rider 15s? Are you a Mizuno fan?
I’d like to thank Seth from Mizuno for this opportunity to review the Wave Rider 15. These shoes are incredible and I’m definitely a new Mizuno fan.
All opinions expressed in this review are my own (and Ward’s).