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Mizuno Wave Rider 24


[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.

Tech specs

Mizuno Wave Rider 24 (mesh upper)


8.3 oz (W), 9.6 oz (M)


12 mm


U4ic, Enerzy




Everyday training


Road, track

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Reviews (7)

4.9 out of 5 stars.

4.9/5 on 7 total reviews

Melodie Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
been a while ordering mizuno

4.5 is my score for these as they are a bit snug in the toe box and seem to run a little small (like a 1/4 size) but for high arches high instep wide toes and narrow ankle that slightly under-pronates these work and are comfy

Michelle Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.

Have had great success with Mizuno...solid, firm feel but not hard. Good support, love the overall fit.

Amelia Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Wave Rider Loyalist

As a loyal Wave Rider fan, I was a little worried when these looked different out of the box, especially the smoother upper. Luckily they feel very similar to previous versions, maybe just a tad stiffer than normal. Very comfortable shoe - have kept me relatively injury free and are very reliable.

CEM Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Mizuno Wave Rider 24 rocks!

The new Wave Rider is comfy and stylish while providing the right support for me.

Siobhan Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Buying these over and over

I feel like when you find a good, reliable running show you buy them over and over. These are a STAPLE for me.

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