Mizuno Shoes - Running Shoes Shopping Guide


Running Shoes Shopping Guide

Wanna get a pair of running shoes to start 2017 on a healthy note?

Here's a guide to help you. First to determine the type of running shoes that you need, a few factors have to be taken into consideration. Knowing how you run and your running style will provide you with information on the type of shoes that are ideal.

Determine your running style

Checking out a well used pair of running shoes you own will help determine your running mechanics. Look for the indents and wear patterns:

Neutral Pronation: A pattern that is focused centrally around the ball of the foot and a small portion of the heel

Overpronation: Worn out patterns found along the inner edge of the shoes

Supination (also called under-pronation): Marked by wear along the outer edge of the shoes


Types of running shoes:

  • Cushioned (or neutral) shoes
  • Stability shoes
  • Motion Control shoes


Cushioned (or neutral) shoes

Emphasizes comfort over support. Neutral shoes typically provides the greatest amount of flexibility and unrestricted cushioning. But it has little support and corrective elements with no motion control features and thus are usually lighter.

Best suited for:

Supinators (under pronators) or those seeking maximized cushioning in midsole with low need of medial support. Suitable for runners with little to no pronation or those without extreme low or high arches.

Mizuno shoes: Wave Rider 19, Wave Rider 20, Prophecy 6


Mizuno Wave Rider 19


Mizuno Wave Rider 20


Mizuno Prophecy 6



Stability shoes

Combines cushioning features and support features for neutral or normal arches. Offering a perfect blend of motion control and cushioning.

Best suited for:

Neutral pronator, mild to moderate over pronators with low to normal arches.

Mizuno shoes: Wave Rider 19, Wave Rider 20, Prophecy 6


Motion Controlled shoes

Mizuno's Fan Wave technology stabilizes the foot, preventing the foot to roll inward. With a supportive upper and forefoot sculpting it provides greater ground contact and stability. With it's lightweight cushioning it won't slow you down.

Best suited for:

Over pronaters. Runners with excessive pronation or needs additional medial support. Best recommended for those with normal or flat arches.

Mizuno shoes: Wave Inspire 12, Wave Inspire 13

Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13


Latest technology

Mizuno's Patented Technology (http://www.mizunousa.com/running/waverider20)


The new cloudwave geometry provides a softer, smoother ride with more cushion on initial heel impact & better guidance in the transition from heel to forefoot.


U4ic Midsole

The all new U4ic (pronounced "euphoric") midsole material provides a softer, more responsive feeling with better durability and a longer life.


Engineered Mesh

A breakthrough in DynamotionFit, the new engineered zonal mesh construction provides a seamless and lightweight fit, creating a smooth, almost disappearing feel



Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Shoes

Mizuno's Wave Rider 20 maintains Mizuno's classic fit with the latest feature: cloud wave technology, providing an overall softer and smoother ride.





Cloud Wave delivers more cushioned & responsive ride

U4icX heel wedge for added comfort upon landing

Light and breathable engineered mesh to ensure durability and snug fit
Blown rubber in forefoot for improved softness
New U4icX strobel lasting board for more comfort and cushioning underfoot



Mizuno is the runner's choice the world over. Equipped with the latest features, innovative technology, engineered towards aiding runner's in their journey. Do check out the above shoes shopping guide and shop with ease with our 14 days exchange policy.

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