Already the responses to the new Wave Rider 17’s introduction are almost unanimously positive.
With a new, lighter sock-like upper and a midsole that weighs 30% less than previous materials, Mizuno’s go to daily neutral trainer now rubs elbows with marathon racers across the spectrum. The traditional Mizuno ride is still there, but now it can serve as a daily trainer, a workout shoe or a racer. It’s that versatile.
Here at the shop, we’re saying the same thing: “It’s like putting on a pair of socks…light and responsive…looks freakin’ cool!…awesome!” The only negative we’ve got is delivered by Nana: “Grey, green and pink is NOT a great color combo.” You have to know Nana to appreciate that.