Product Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 27

Mizuno Wave Rider 27 Review

As a dedicated runner, I am constantly on the lookout for footwear that combines comfort, durability, and performance to enhance my training sessions and races. In my quest for the perfect running shoe, I recently had the opportunity to test the Mizuno Wave Rider 27, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations on multiple fronts.

Mizuno Wave Rider 27 - Details

Price: $140
Weight: 9.9 oz, 280 g (men’s size 9), 8.3 oz, 235g (women’s size 8)
Drop: 12mm
Classification: Neutral Daily Training Shoe

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Mizuno wave rider 27 running shoe review


Athletico Product Review Mizuno Wave Rider 27

First and foremost, let’s talk about comfort. The Mizuno Wave Rider 27 features an updated and improved midsole, which provides a plush and responsive cushioning experience. Thanks to Mizuno’s innovative CloudWave technology, the shoe offers an excellent balance of softness and stability, allowing for a smooth ride from heel to toe. The foam used in the midsole not only absorbs impact efficiently but also maintains its integrity, ensuring long-lasting comfort throughout those extended training sessions.

One notable aspect of the Wave Rider 27 is its upper construction. The breathable mesh upper adapts to the foot’s shape, providing a glove-like fit that minimizes slippage and maximizes support. The 3D Mizuno logo on the lateral side adds a touch of style while also enhancing the shoe’s structural integrity. Furthermore, the updated heel counter delivers an improved lockdown, securing the foot in place during quick changes in direction or high-speed sprints.


Athletico Product Review Mizuno Wave Rider 27

Durability is a critical factor when considering running shoes, and the Mizuno Wave Rider 27 doesn’t disappoint. The outsole features Mizuno’s signature X10 carbon rubber, known for its exceptional durability and traction. Whether you’re running on roads or trails, the Wave Rider 27 maintains its grip and withstands the rigors of various terrains, making it a versatile choice for runners of all preferences.


Athletico Product Review Mizuno Wave Rider 27

In terms of performance, the Mizuno Wave Rider 27 truly shines. The shoe’s lightweight design and responsive midsole propel you forward with every stride, promoting a natural and efficient running gait. When comparing the Mizuno Wave Rider 27 to its predecessor, the Wave Rider 26, there are notable improvements. Mizuno has fine-tuned the midsole and outsole, resulting in a more cushioned and flexible ride. The shoe feels lighter and more responsive, providing an enhanced running experience overall.

Our Verdict

The Mizuno Wave Rider 27 is a standout running shoe that combines comfort, durability, and performance flawlessly. With its plush cushioning, breathable upper, and reliable outsole, this shoe is a true workhorse for runners seeking to optimize their training and achieve their personal bests. I wholeheartedly recommend the Mizuno Wave Rider 27 to anyone looking for a high-quality running shoe that delivers on all fronts. Lace up and experience the difference for yourself!