Wave Rider 15: Back to Basics
The Mizuno Waverider has many fans. Over the last 15 years, it’s provided runners a smooth, light and surprisingly cushy feeling.
So it’s surprising to see how quietly the most recent iteration launched. The Wave Rider 15, which most retailers won’t carry until mid-November, is already available to east-coast runners.
You can buy the newest ‘Rider at City Sports– a full month earlier than anywhere else.
Read Rod Foley (Mizuno USA’s Footwear Director)’s breakdown on the City Sports blog.
Many runners (myself included) felt dissapointed by this shoe’s 14th iteration; until last year, the ‘Rider was famous for its lightweight, natural feel– and its Mizuno fit. These runners will be happy to know that the Wave Rider 15 has returned to its roots.
On testing the shoe, I found that the toe box is wider than the 14th version (though not as baggy as the 13′s). Mizuno also lowered the profile and dropped the heel, restoring their beloved “go fast” feel.
If you’ve loved past versions of this shoe, or if you’re looking for a zippier long-distance trainer, the Wave Rider 15 is an excellent choice. You can try it now at certain City Sports locations.Share on Facebook