I had not worn the Wave Riders before so I was excited to get to try out a new to me shoe that I hear a lot of good things about. My little sister loves them.
This is a beautiful shoe. I love how the black fades to white and the mint green accents. We didn't get to pick what color we were going to get, but this was easily the color I would have picked so I was very pleased to see them when I opened the box.
|aren't they pretty? Pretty isn't what makes a good running shoe though so read on!|
Comfort: The shoes feel good on. I drift between a size 8.5 and a size 9 (I swear my feet are still growing) when in doubt I size up. Size nines were a perfect fit. They feel cushiony without overdoing it. I think the only thing I would change about them is too make the toe box a little wider. I am a big fan of a wide and roomy toe box.
They feel responsive and flexible on my feet. Have you ever had a pair of shoes that felt like you were running with bricks on? These will not feel like that. Trust me. I had a pair of shoes like that once. These feel responsive and hug my feet comfortably. I am a fan of the Mizuno Wave Technology!
Want to see more views? Of course you do.
|sorry, they are a little dirty, but I was more excited about running in them than taking pictures right away|
|I think Cola wishes he had some so those pesky goat heads won't get in his paws|
Mizuno bills the Wave Rider 18 as a great light weight every day trainer. At 7.8 oz it is currently one of the lightest shoes in my running line up. It has the Mizuno U4IC midsole. What is that you wonder?
I learned a new Japanese word while working on this review.. "Hado" which means "the intrinsic vibrational life force energy that promotes powerful transformations". It is a concept adopted by Mizuno. I love it. They create beautiful, functional shoes that help people transform their lives through the possibility that comes running.U4ic midsole delivers optimal shock attenuation, durability and a superior ride that's 30% lighter than AP+. Innovatively light and well cushioned, discover your next brilliant run with U4ic. (from their site)
What is your favorite running shoe colors right now?
Have you tried these shoes before?
Have you ever picked shoes for their color? I have.. not always a good decision.
These shoes retail for $119, I was provided with them for this review. This is a review sponsored through my affliation with Fitfluential. All opinions are my own. I will be wearing these out.