Mizuno Wave Rider 14

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MarathonEagle
Reviewed: 23 March 2012

Go for the Waverider 15 instead.

This shoe has given me countless problems with every leg/foot injury imaginable. I'm a regular Waverider runner having bought the latest incarnation every year for the last 7 years. Only this time did I have problems, and recently heard that Mizuno have admitted goofing on this shoe. Now running in the Waverider 15 which is much more like the 13 was.
Score breakdown



Fit:
2.0
Responsiveness:
2.0
Cushioning:
2.0
Comfort:
2.0
Breathability:
2.0
Durability:
2.0
Value:
1.0

MarathonEagle would not recommend this product
mingo_the_flamingo
Reviewed: 29 June 2011

Great responsive and comfortable shoe for an orthotics wearer (ladies version).

I really like the fit of these shoes. I have recently been prescribed orthotics and I find the fit around the heel and the higher heel collar to be the most comfortable and secure of the shoes I have tried. I also require quite a lot of room in the toe box and these shoes deliver on that whilst still being a good, comfortable (not sloppy) fit around the rest of the foot. I'm finding them very responsive and the cushioning is good without losing feel.
They are expensive, but you can get some good deals if you shop around.
To clarify, this review is for the ladies version of this shoe.

From what I understand these are a very different shoe to the 13, however for me they feel pretty near perfect! I have quite large feet for a lady, and with the addition of orthotics I found a lot of shops were recommending men's shoes to me. Unfortunately I often found the fit to be far too sloppy in the mid foot and heel which would create a very unstable and heavy feel. I've found the fit of the Mizunos to be great. Enough depth for the orthotic, whilst still giving a secure fit around the heel and ankle. The mid foot fits well and is secure whilst there is plenty of room in the toe box. The shoes still feel light to me, and I'm completely chuffed with the feel.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

mingo_the_flamingo would recommend this product
Drk
Reviewed: 26 February 2011

Great Shoe Great Response Fits straight out of box Wonderful !

This shoe is the best Mizuno yet ; I am a Mizuno fan I find they stay softer more responsive foe longer than the equivalent ASICS. They have a great feel straight out of the box; a perfect fit great support and immediate improvement noticed on medium to long runs training for a marathon. I have not have to 'wear ' them in, although on teh first run I only did 6 miles , I think I could have run 15 with out ill effect . I Don't know why they've only scored 2.5 in RW official test; did the reviewer have teh wrong size ? I cannot really fault these shoes .
Slightly narrow and tight at shoe entry , but ,but but (underline) this is compansated by a 'secure' feel that the ankle is supported. Slightly expensive if you don't get a discount I paid £69.00 for mine which is ~£15.00 off of RRP . No real negatives
An Excellent Shoe ! 5 stars ! Light responsive yet takes a 20 mile runs and will take a marathon without feeling too light . Keep up the good work Mizuno. P.S I don't work for Mizuno!
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Drk would recommend this product
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