Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (M)

Summary | Full Review | Reader Reviews | Gallery | Specs | Discussion
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (M)
A great shoe for runners looking for a snug, soft ride.

Our Review

Not too much has changed in the men's Rider – which is no bad thing, as it's a brilliant shoe. Gender-specific tweaks include a slightly wider forefoot and improved fit. Mizuno has also added an Ortholite sockliner for a softer try-on feel. The Wave plate itself is now made using ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

13 user reviews of Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (M) See all

Overall reader score
Was fitted with a set of Mizuno Wave Riders a number of years ago by Run and Become in Cardiff. Haven't looked back and have stuck with them since, just ordered my fourth pair. Lovely and comfortable, good cush Continue reading...
After trying a number of different shoes I always end up favouring my wave riders for long runs.
If anythign they maybe don't last as long as other shoes. Continue reading...
Unfortunately this shoe failed to live up to the hype for me. I don't feel like the shoe offers enough cushioning for me. It was the second time I allowed a running shop to convince me that the shoe they sugges Continue reading...
The first pair of mizunos I've owned and at £40 they're the cheapest running shoes I've owned too. Far better than my asics gel cumulus 9's which cost twice as much. A wider fit than some with quality construc Continue reading...
Would never consider any other shoe. Continue reading...


I changed from Asics 2000 series GT to Waver Rider. I can tell you the Rider is miles better. Its lighter, feels more compact yet roomy enough and well built. For now I am not thinking of any other shoes. My only concern is how to pick up my next pair at a cut down price.

Posted: 26/06/2010 at 09:51

Summary | Full Review | Reader Reviews | Gallery | Specs | Discussion

Our score:

Your score:

Need to know

Plush cushioning
Lacks speed
  • Price: £80.00
  • Year: from 2009

RW competitions