7.8oz; neutral shoe; hard carbon rubber outsole in heel; soft rubber in forefoot
Looking for more stability from your shoes? With this shoe’s added structure, Mizumo Wave Rider, may be worth a test run.
By Carrie Snyder, Photo by Darren Calabrese
This is a neutral shoe with a snug fit. I wore it doing running intervals on an indoor track, and took it outside in the snow and ice a few times. I found it a stable shoe that nevertheless had enough give from heel to toe to allow my foot to move comfortably. On my runs, I appreciated the good arch support and firm lateral structure; however, the mesh front doesn’t provide much protection for the toes. My feet got cold. If you’re not running in the dead of winter, however, this is a problem easily avoided. Overall, I rate this as a safe, steady partner of a shoe.
Find more of Carrie Snyder’s shoe recommendations in the April issue of iRun. And remember always test out any pair before you make your final decision.