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Mizuno Wave Rider 24


[Looking for the latest version? The men's Mizuno Wave Rider 25is now available.]

The men's Mizuno Wave Rider 24 is an update to one of the best-selling running shoes on the market, and it delivers the consistent ride you expect.

Mizuno this year updated the Wave Rider for a slightly softer feel. Designers used a new foam composition, called Enerzy foam, to create cushier landings and smoother transitions.

The sleek engineered mesh upper creates a smooth look and clean silhouette, while lots of perforations vent excess heat and moisture to keep your feet dry and comfortable.

Mizuno also changed the shape of its signature Wave Plate. The new plate is a little flatter than in previous models, giving it greater contact with your foot to help better disperse the impact of landing.

Even though the Rider has a softer step than last year, longtime fans of the shoe will appreciate that it still provides a firm ride overall and responsive pop off the forefoot.

In the Mizuno Wave Rider 24 review, Fleet Feet runners say the accommodating fit and reliable ride make the newest Rider a hit.

Tech specs

Mizuno Wave Rider 24 (mesh upper)


8.3 oz (W), 9.6 oz (M)


12 mm


U4ic, Enerzy




Everyday training


Road, track

Reviews (3)

5 out of 5 stars.

5/5 on 3 total reviews

Jeff Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great Surprise

I haven’t switched my athletic shoe manufacturer and style for years, so I was apprehensive when I purchased. I love these shoes. They provide great support and address my pronation issues. Very comfortable.

Matt Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Excellent Product Excellent Service

Since buying my first pair of "real" running shoes at Fleet Feet 16 years ago, I've been a fiercely loyal customer. As a long-distance runner, I've purchased countless Wave Rider models over the years and this was my 2nd pair of 24s this year. I have nothing but good things to say about the shoe's comfort, durability, and performance. I can always count on Fleet Feet for superior service in store and their website is very user-friendly when submitting orders. Thanks Fleet Feet and Mizuno for a job well done!

Ryan Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great Shoes and Company

Shoes are awesome, I've been running in the Wave Riders since the 11 and Fleet Feet was great to deal with. Quick shipping!

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