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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Road-Running Shoes - Women's

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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 road-running shoes supply excellent cushioning for neutral runners looking to put lots of miles behind them.

  • Breathable nylon mesh uppers with synthetic leather overlays keep feet cool
  • Nylon linings wick moisture away from your feet; outsole vents let hot humid air escape. Feet stay dry and cool, reducing the likelihood of blistering
  • Optimized for motion, the upper fit delivers maximum performance and comfort throughout the entire gait cycle
  • Copolymer midsole material is responsive and lightweight, and offers increased rebound for great momentum at toe-off
  • Mizuno Wave® midsole technology disperses impact uniformly over length/width of midsole, providing unrivaled cushioning
  • Thermoplastic elastomer in high-impact area of heels resists compression to absorb shock and enhance cushioning
  • The midsole minimizes rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, resulting in a wonderfully smooth ride
  • Carbon rubber outsoles deliver cushioning, flexibility and long wear in high-impact areas
  • Mizuno Wave Rider 16 road-running shoes proudly carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association


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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Road-Running Shoes - Women's Specs
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Synthetic leather/nylon mesh
Thermoplastic elastomer
Carbon rubber
1 lb. 0.4 oz.
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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Road-Running Shoes - Women's

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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Road-Running Shoes - Women's is rated 4.3214 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for narrow feet! I have 160 miles on my riders & love them!  They are so comfy & fit like a glove.  I have tried so many shoes and these are by far my favorite! I am training for my first half and they are holding up to the longer mileage very well, no foot pain & feel great even after 10+ mile runs.  This is a great shoe for narrow feet. 
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Durability I bought my first pair of Wave Rider 16s about 6 months ago and ended up putting about 400 miles on them before deciding it was time to replace them.  I mostly run on asphalt and feel that I'm pretty hard on shoes, which is why I'm proud of how long they lasted! I decided I just had to have another pair! I'm training for my first marathon and these shoes have been nothing short of amazing for me!! They are lightweight, airy, cushy, and I feel like I've gotten my money's worth with the mileage I've put on my old ones!
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My holy grail of shoes I love the Wave Rider shoe.  I'm on my 5th pair and wouldn't think of changing to a different shoe.  My current Wave Riders have 380 miles on them and still look and perform great!  Very light and durable.  I've run 4 marathons on Wave Riders and will run my 5th in a couple months on my Wave Rider 16's.  I'll probably get my 6th pair for the marathon.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Running Shoe I bought my first Wave Rider 15 over a year ago. Went to grab another pair and forund the new version. Love them. The colors are a bit crazy, I ended up with three pair of the Rouge and Lime and then ordered the other two colors as well. I have stocked up in the event that the style changes again. These are the best shoe right now for my bunions.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe, good upgrade I loved the Mizuno Wave Rider 15s after having hated the 14s, so I was skeptical about another change. Decided I would try them because of REI's stellar return policy and actually really like them. For a 3x/week runner, the change between the 15 and 16 was minimal although the seem to be a bit lighter in overall weight and are less bulky than the 15s. I am hopeful that I will be able to get 350-450 miles out of them this year.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Achilles problems I've always been a fan of wave riders but when I upgraded to these I immediately noticed Achilles soreness. Have been running for the better part of 15 years with no injuries like this one. I swap my shoes up and I started to notice it was only painful after running with this particular one....still a fan of mizuno, just not this shoe. 
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Step Down From Waver Rider 15 I loved my Mizuno Wave Rider 15s. I decided to get the 16's, and after running in them for a month I have had achilles problems that I never had with the 15's. I have read that the heel is made different, and I am going back to the 15's.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bruising ankles I bought my Wave Rider 16s a few weeks ago and went for a 10 mile run feeling great. During my next run I noticed some discomfort on my right ankle only and it felt like the shoe was jabbing into it. It was noticeably worse when walking and tolerable when running. I have already put about 100 miles on my shoes and when I went for a 12 mile run, I had to stop it early because the pain jabbing in my ankles became intolerable. I now have a bruise. I'm not sure why the left shoe is okay but the right is not. Besides the ankle jabbing and bruising on the right shoe, I love the shoe. It's light and provides just enough support.
Date published: 2014-03-26

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