Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Review

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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe

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Mizuno Wave Rider 16


  •   December 2012


The Mizuno Wave Rider 16 is the latest of a lasting heritage of crowd pleasing neutral trainers. This shoe offers a flexible and breathable upper that retains durability for everyday use, while its midsole provides a balance of both protection and responsiveness, allowing the shoe to keep up with you no matter the run. As Mizuno’s most popular offering, you can’t go wrong with the Rider 16.

The Rider 16 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 16 running shoe provides a firm, responsive platform and better upper fit.   Created for the moderate neutral-to-overpronator who wants a blend of cushioning and support.   AIR Mesh™ upper provides the utmost in breathability and comfort. Dynamotion Fit™ allows for unparalleled fit while in motion.

AP+ midsole offers lightweight, responsive yet durable cushioning.  Gender Engineering creates running shoes that more closely fit the different running styles of the male and female runner, in return maximizing performance. Mizuno Intercool™ ventilation system reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the
shoe. VS-1™ shock-absorbing cushioning compound in the heel. SmoothRide™, engineered Composite Parallel Wave™ for superior shock absorption and dispersion with a great transition to boot.

X-10™ durable carbon rubber heel allows for longer wear in high-impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike. Solid rubber outsole design adds durability and flexibility.

These shoes felt good for low to mid range training runs.   They are great for quick 3 milers, intervals, 10K, or a weekly 10 miler.



  • Weight: 10.0 oz (size 9)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 12 mm (Zero Drop)
  • Available Widths: D=Medium
  • Sizing: Standard shoe size
  • Colors : Black-Red-Yellow/Yellow-Blue-Black/Orange-White-Grey/Pink-Grey-White




  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides cool breathability
  • OrthoLite Sockliner an anti-microbial and moisture wicking insole promoting healthy environment
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction
  • Strobel Last an upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable cushioned underfoot feel


  • AP+ Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for lighter, resilient ride
  • Smooth Ride a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes rapid acceleration and deceleration of the feet creating a smooth heel to toe transition
  • Extended Wave Plate located in the midfoot for increased torsional rigidity
  • Mizuno Intercool midsole ventilation system to keep feet cool and dry


  • X10 located in the heel and forefoot and made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced grip traction



  • Breathable: AIRMesh provides good upper breathability
  • Very Cushioned: OrthoLite Sockliner adds underfoot cushioned comfort
  • Durability: Extended Wave Plate an enhanced cushioning and durability sytem
  • Excellent Protection: Smooth Ride system creates a smooth and balanced high energy impact absorption and rock debris protection



  • Road Running, Light Trail Running, Daily Training



  • Offers good stability and is capable of handling high mileage. A sturdy, responsive, mid-weight, neutral running shoe





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