Mizuno Wave Rider 19

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Since 1906, the Mizuno Corporation has been globally satisfying customers with their shoes, sportswear, and sports equipment. The Mizuno Wave Rider 19 is the newest addition to their ever growing catalog of active foot wear. The Mizuno Wave Rider 19 is diverse in many aspects including, but not limited to functionality and style. They can be obtained in a wide range of  models, builds, and colors.

Pros
  • The X10 rubber outsole makes the shoe extremely durable
  • EVA, the foam rubber of the midsole is very comfortable and lightweight.
  • Very soft and comfortable heels
  • The heel and tongue portion is designed to grip your feet.
  • The breathable Air mesh cover keeps your feet ventilated.
  • Designed to fit and adjust with your changing motion and direction.
  • The technology used in the shoe helps prevent aching.
Cons
  • Some are disappointed by the discAir mesh and the Mizuno intercooler.
  • The over softness of the heels and the tongue can make the upper sole a little bit slippery.
  • It weighs quite a bit more than some other shoes on the market
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

You know, even our own feet are not flawless so can we really expect a running shoe to be so? When the softness of the heels and the tongue comes as a virtue, the same tenderness for the upper skin results to be too slippery. This is what some have complained. But, still, very importantly, the upper sole is made from ‘highly breathable Airmesh cover’ which is at the helm of keeping your feet dry and hygienic.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Nothing can be more annoying than wearing a shoe that fits loose on your foot, but too much of anything is bad, you know. So, just as a loose fitting shoe can spoil a smart appearance, or cause functionality difficulties in moving, too tight of a fitting can pose a great discomfort for the wearer as well. Some users of the Mizuno Wave Rider have complained that the shoe can sometimes be too tight and firm causing the smooth movement of the foot to be significantly interrupted. Though it is cautiously manufactured for most feet types, if your foot is much wider and the arch is on the lower side, the shoe might not feel very comfortable to you. But, to sum up the all mixed reviews we get so far, the scale bends by far to the side of satisfied customers.

One more portion of the shoe that has caught the user's attention is its heels. After using this for a good number of days, approximately 92% of users find it to be soft and comforting and it distinctly caters towards the heel strikes. This is practically a great option for the heel-strikers. The upper portion is seemingly soft and made from a plush material. Not only does it feel soft, this particular series of shoes has been certified by satisfied users that the high-quality material used in the heel and tongue portion grips the feet in position and restrains it from slipping.
Size
Size

Size

To pick up the best fitting for you, for both Men and Women, Mizuno has launched every model of this range with a number of size options. For men, (US Shoe Size), the available options are 7, 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 12, 12.5, 15, and women are facilitate with 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12 size options.
Style
Style

Style

You are amply propounded to choose the nonpareil better-half of your outfit. Not only for the adults. There is a wide variety of shoes with different color combinations and unicolour body for the kids too. Now, whenever your kids complain about the lack of time and attention given to him or her, gift the junior a pair of shoes that matches his/her last bought dress and see who can snatch the ‘Best Parent of the Year’ award from you!

Variations of different color combinations out on the market include Gray-Black, Navy Blue-Dark Blue, Sea Green-Sky Blue, unicolor black, pearl Blue, Dude Blue.
Durability
Durability

Durability

One of the first things that is mention worthy about the Mizuno Wave Rider is its durability. One of the prominent approving characteristics of the shoe is its presence of extremely high-quality carbon rubber, X10 at the outsole. As the company claims and the users approve, this X10 rubber outsole makes the shoe much durable than other contemporary running shoes. Because of the transparent pattern of the shoe, the midsole is actually visible through the midsole in the heel area. The shoelaces, as expected are quite high quality and durable.

Some buyers have complained that after a continuous use of one or a couple of months, they have noticed creases in the carbon rubber on the places where the shoe is bent the most.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The stack height of the shoes of this series is 20-22mm that is pretty impressive indeed. This stack height ensures your feet’s protection on the road from any foul object and minor accident. It is also responsible to wither away any pain from long time exercise.
Support
Support

Support

Another worth mentioning specification of the shoe is its cushioned inner sides that restrain your feet from any pulling sensation and discomfort when you drastically stop or change direction. Manufacturers have used this design to avoid foot-ache after a long workout. The attached shock-liner, as claimed by the company is added in the shoe to provide greater rebound and flexibility which also supports your feet. Many users have vouched for the company as being absolutely true to its word regarding this specification. Sometimes, the buyers and the users of both Newton Gravity V and the presently discussed Mizuno Wave Rider get perplexed in deciding the better one regarding which provides better support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

It is claimed to be an all-rounder, on the basis of handling terrain, but it is best suited for roads. This shoe can take a trip through muddy ways, sand, dirt, or even rocky hill trails. Although, it’s said by the authority to use over road trips to acquire the best of what they are made for.

This spectacular feature reminds me of Saucony Cohesion shoes which has some fairly similar kind of multi-terrain surviving features and technology.
Weight
Weight

Weight

These shoes weigh around 8.1oz to 9.6 oz, slightly heavier in comparison with other brand’s shoes available in the market today. This overweight is caused by the wave plate technology which is arguably totally worth the heaviness. While this heaviness is welcomed by many of the users, it can be a cause of dislike for some other runners and athletes, especially for women. The manufacturers, being responsibly aware about the overweight of the shoe, have designed it in such a brilliant way that can minimize the felt weight for the wearer.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Not only durability, but also the material that has been used in designing the midsole is one of the best of this kind: U4icX, according to the users, is a distinct positive jump from the midsole materials Mizuno used to use in their previous models. EVA is the name of the foam rubber with which the midsole is made. This has turned out to be extremely flexible, comfortable and lightweight. A Strobel board is a thin layer which connects the midsole to the upper sole. It is glued in the midsole and then neatly and firmly stitched with the upper sole.

DiscAir mesh is another exceptional specification of this shoe. Mizuno intercooler lengthens the list. But, these two features could not captivate the buyer's mind that much. According to most of the buyers, these features are not as wonderful as they are claimed. They are more of some advertisement friendly word-sets.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

As claimed by the manufacturer, this series of shoes is made with more advanced technology and the newest upgraded mechanisms. Instead of using Pebax, which has been used in some recent series of Mizuno, they used a more advanced wave plate technology, the world's first mechanical midsole manufacturing technology of the shoe. It reverses the force caused by your body movement.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Drop or the gradient: the modernized and more market-acquainted versions of ‘pitch’ of any shoe, especially of the running shoes mean the height difference between the heel and the forefoot area. So, as you can pretty easily sketch that the drop number of any running shoe is one of the most important factor that influences the comfort and security level. In general, the drop or stacks of running shoes are more or less 10mm. For the Mizuno Wave Rider shoe range, the drop from heel to forefoot is 14.1 mm. That is impressive.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Variety in style and sizing

• Spontaneously fits itself with your changing motion, speed, and direction

• 20-22mm of Stack height to protect from injury

• Presence of high-quality carbon rubber, X10 at the outsole

• U4icX and EVA EVA, high-quality foam rubber has been used in the midsole

• Perfect for hill-strikers

• The upper sole is made from a highly breathable Airmesh cover
Updates
Updates

Updates

You know, the phrase 'best among the equals' has been probably coined keeping the Mizuno Wave Rider in mind. Through the journey of its 3 versions, Mizuno has upgraded itself gradually and the Mizuno Wave Rider 19 is the fruit of the sweetest tree. The presence of a refined toe-spring that helps in delivering a smooth and cushioned toe-off, is arguably one of the best features of the latest version. The improved shock liner and newly added shock attenuation is something that has kept the 19 on top of its bygone versions. The cushions are said to be a bit stiffer than in the Mizuno Wave Rider 18. The 19 has been applauded by many satisfied customers for distinctively being much more comfortable, plus having superior support and grip than the Wave Rider 17 and the Wave Rider 16. From the 17 and on, a new shape in the toe reinforcement has been implemented for longer lasting durability.
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If the question is unifying your shoe rack, Merrell All Out Peak can give a narrow competition to the Mizuno Wave Rider line series. It does not stop there as there are much more options available to make it able for you to make the most suitable choice according to your gender, age, foot size, and personal liking. In short, there is something in the Mizuno Wave Rider line for everyone with a niche for running or simply just keeping an active lifestyle.

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