Weight: 9.6 oz. (men’s size 9); 8.3 oz. (women’s size 7)
Heel-to-toe drop: 12 mm
It’s instantly comfortable right out of the box, albeit a little firm. But that’s part of the tech behind the Wave Rider’s iconic design. If you’ve worn past models of the shoe, though, you’ll notice the Wave Plate on the 22 feels just a tad softer (we’ll tell you more about that in the next section).
The heel counter is plush and wide, while still offering security for even narrow-heeled runners. The classic tongue and lacing system is simple and efficient to lace and cinch down, and the mesh upper feels light and breezy yet durable. Yep, after just one run, we could tell the shoe is built to withstand the daily training grind.
A note: For wide feet the Wave Rider 22 may fit a bit like a racing shoe thanks to Mizuno’s streamlined last shape. If the toexbox feels snug, don't worry; Mizuno makes the same shoe in "wide."