Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (W)

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Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (W)
A pure cushioning shoe with a really smooth ride, perfect for high-arched, efficient runners.

Our Review

The women's Rider has the same updated Wave plate and sockliner as the men's version. The flex-grooves in the sole have been made deeper, the heel is curved and split for a softer landing, and the front of the shoe curves upwards to help with toe-off and give a faster-feeling ...  Continue reading

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3 user reviews of Mizuno Wave Rider 12 (W) See all

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would recommend these to anyone wanting a light , fast shoe even orthotic wearers.Stsrt fitness have these at £44.99 with free socks and free delivery. Continue reading...
Highly recommend this shoe - have run in them for years and found it responsive, light weight and a pleasure to run in! Recommend the mizuno brand to many clients looking for a quick, responsive shoe where you Continue reading...
Personally I think this is a big improvement on the WR11's and is certainly more comfortable than them. Have doubts about the longevity of the cushioning but then I'm considerably heavier than Mizuno's likely Continue reading...


I liked the Wave Rider 12 but they are getting worn out. Is the Mizuno Wave Rider 13 any different apart from the blah colour?

Posted: 22/08/2010 at 17:32

Not really. The midsole/outsole is the same, but the upper has been changed a little - improved fit. There is a version 14 due out in December that's a much more significant update.

Posted: 23/08/2010 at 08:32

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Fast-feeling forefoot
High-arch fit
  • Price: £80.00
  • Year: from 2009

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