Mizuno Wave Rider 20 women’s running shoes review, with pros and cons.
My very first “real” running shoe was made by Mizuno. I had signed up for a half marathon as part of my Jogging 101 class in college (for reals) and my final was to run a race. The Moab Half Marathon was my pick for my final, so I figured I better get fitted for a real running shoe. I went to the only speciality running store in the area at the time, Runner’s Corner, and honestly, I felt so intimidated walking in. Speciality running stores at that time (13 years ago!) were rare and felt reserved for very serious runners. And while I had been running for 5 years before that, I still felt out of place.
I’ll never forget the experience. They put me on a treadmill and watched me run. I tried on 7 different pairs of shoes and had me run in the parking lot in each pair. They taught me about heel lock lacing. They taught me the importance of wicking socks. And they sold me a pair of Mizuno Wave Riders. I haven’t worn them in years (I’ve recently been hooked on Adidas Adizero Boston Boosts), but when I had the opportunity to try their latest version, the Mizuno Wave Rider 20, it tugged at my heart strings.
I go for the Mizunos on easy running days where the workout is shorter and doesn’t have much structure. They’re a little bit heavy for my taste though.
Let me know if you have any questions! And if you run in these, I’d love to hear what you love about them!
Note: This post was sponsored by Mizuno through a partnership with Fitfluential. I received a free pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 20s to try out. All opinions – pros and cons – are my own.
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5 responses to “Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Women’s Running Shoes Review”
Your cons sound like my pros! Ill definitely try these on
ha! perfect! Let me know what you think!!
I run in both Mizuno Sayonara’s + Wave Rider’s (19, and 20’s). I actually prefer the WR’s to the Sayonaras – but I’m not an experienced enough runner to discuss the pro’s con’s of them both… I just know that the Rider’s feel more comfy for my 5k’s than the Sayonaras sometimes rub a bit more.
I’ve never tried on the Sayonaras, which seems weird since I swear EVERY runner has run in them at some point! Isn’t it funny how we like different shoes for different things? I love having a billion pairs of running shoes now and I used to NEVER have more than one!