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Lightweight and protective, the Mizuno Wave Precision 12 is a versatile, all purpose shoe, featuring moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.



Most Comfortable by Women's Running MagazineMizuno has done it again. The Wave Precision 12 is another great iteration of a go-fast daily trainer that can mix it up on tempo runs, intervals or whatever else you want to do on the roads. As to be expected, the ride is smooth and responsive and the running experience is sublime.

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Weight: 8.0 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The Precision 12 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing and daily training.


  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
  • AP+ is Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for a lighter, more resilient ride.
  • Smooth Ride is a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel to toe ride.
  • Extended Wave Plate in the midfoot is an extension of the Mizuno Wave for increased torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.
  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is anti-microbial and moisture wicking for a healthy foot environment.
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
  • X10 located in the heel and forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I have the hardest time finding shoes that I like for more than a couple of weeks. Many I try tend to lose support after a few runs or just no longer feel right on my feet. I decided to finally up the ante and get a nice pair of running shoes after reading TONS of reviews, I did the unthinkable and purchased some online based on reviews alone....but I'll say--these shoes are amazing! The many problems I've come across on shoes are as follows: my toes going numb, my toes being squished in the front thus rubbing blisters on my toes (from toenails), if they have enough cushioning they tend to be too heavy, if they don't-my feet tend to hurt (heel and balls of my feet), too low or too high on the ankls either causing no support or causing blisters because my socks don't go that high. I have a heavy foot fall so heavy shoes are dreadful but the minimals always tend to cause lots of pain during a run. I have ended my search here with the Mizuno Wave Precision 12. they are the perfect width, weight, and support in all the right places. I'm a 34 year old woman and I woudln't say I'm an avid runner by any means but I tend to decide to start running in random spurts of my life. Currently, I'm running a lot. I prefer to run outdoors, not on the treadmill (that foot fall issue rises again). In casual shoes I wear a 7.5--I ordered an 8 in these and my only regret is not getting an 8.5. They run about a half a size small and once  you start running and need that extra room you should have hopped up an entire size. Live and learn! I highly recommend this shoe if you are familiar with the issues i've noted. I feel like this is the best move i've made as far as fitness goes!