[Looking for the latest version? The women's Mizuno Wave Rider 25 is now available.]
The women'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.
Mizuno Wave Rider 24 (mesh upper)
8.3 oz (W), 9.6 oz (M)