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

The men's Mizuno Wave Rider 24 Waveknit is an update to one of the best-selling running shoes on the market, and it delivers a new upper on top of an upgraded ride.

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 Waveknit upper creates a sock-like fit that adapts to your unique foot shape. It also gives the shoe a modern look that won’t feel out of place on your long run or at the coffee shop.

Mizuno also changed the shape of its signature Wave Plate when it updated the Wave Rider 24. 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 Waveknit


8.5 oz (W), 10.1 oz (M)


12 mm


U4ic, Enerzy




Everyday training


Road, track

Reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars.

4.7/5 on 3 total reviews

JB Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Wave Rider 24

Great shoe! I am a staunch Mizuno man! I tried Asics for a few years(they were a gift), but there is no comparison to Mizuno. I would give these shoes a 5 but I reserve that rating until after the test of time. I would recommend this shoe!

Chris Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great shoe

Comfortable and exactly what I needed for getting back to running

Nate Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
St. Charles Fleet Feet Experience

I was well informed by the staff during my customized fitting and the young lady actually showed me a few things I didn't know about my feet as well as provided me with a better option in running shoe then what I went in the store originally for. The shoes are great and I am also digging the sock recommendation to go along with it. There are a lot of factors that go into running but when it comes to shoes and socks - Fleet Feet will have you covered. Highly recommend

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