[Looking for the latest model? Check out the men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 17.]

Get a responsive ride and stable feel in the men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 16.

The long-running Wave Inspire 16 uses Mizuno’s Wave Plate technology to give the shoe extra support for overpronators. Combined with firm U4ic foam, the Inspire 16 delivers a well-cushioned ride that disperses impact and rolls smoothly from heel to toe.

The new version has a more modern style thanks to a cleaner upper, but the premium materials provide durability for the long haul. In the Mizuno Wave Inspire 16 review, Fleet Feet runners say the Wave technology and responsive foam create a very stable ride.

This year, Mizuno also added a version with a knit upper, the men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 16 Waveknit.

With a cleaned up look and another upper option, the men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 16 remains a stable and capable workhorse.

Tech specs

Mizuno Wave Inspire 16




8.5 oz (women’s), 10.1 oz (men’s)


12 mm




Everyday trainer


Road, track

Reviews (8)

4.6 out of 5 stars.

4.6/5 on 8 total reviews

Tanager Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Review for Mizuno Wave Inspire 16

This is my third pair of the Mizuno Wave Inspire 16 and I am still pleased with the quality of the shoes. They have fit perfectly with additional insoles, and have felt no discomfort with their addition. The packaging and shoes were not damaged in shipping, matching the shoes excellent quality.

Maria Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Service Was Excellent

The service was excellent, however, the shoes weren't a good fit for me so I returned them without trying them out. What I like best about buying shoes from FleetFeet though is being able to return them even if they've been worn. There aren't many shoe retailers that do that. Thank you for your policy! I'll be buying from you again.

Timothy Verified Buyer
2 out of 5 stars.
Left a little disappointed

I am not impressed with this shoe's new design and construction. It is so much different from the way prior models have been constructed and feel. This years model should have been given a completely different name. Also, they feel cheap, not like $145 a running shoe. .

Scott Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great Service

Quick Delivery. Great Service. Love Fleet Feet.

Charles Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
New kicks

They are so comfortable and I'm looking to get another pair

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