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Get a great feeling shoe without the bulk! The Wave Rider 13 is has had minimum updates due to the success of the Rider 12. The new Premium Collar Lining and flex eyelets add to the fit and comfort of this already comfortable model. Tried and true, the Rider series is the perfect balance of responsiveness, cushioning and flexibility. Gender engineered to meet the needs of the ladies.

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How It Fits (based on width B) Width 2A=Narrow, Width B=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Average width
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch structure: Medium height

Weight: 8.5 oz (size 8)

Midsole Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (12mm)

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: December 2009
  • Color update: July 2010
  • Model discontinued: November 2010
  • Model update: December 2010, Wave Rider 14
  • Heritage: Wave Rider 12


The Rider 13 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • Mizuno Wave extends from the heel to the midfoot and is composed of an elastic thermal plastic material shaped in a parallel wave pattern. This corrugated design allows for vertical deformation during heel strike to absorb impact.
  • VS-1 is positioned in the heel and is a cushioning material to further provide shock absorption.


  • AP is a full length midsole copolymer material that provides lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning.
  • Smooth Ride is located at the lateral heel and across the entire forefoot and is a gender specific network of grooves to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition to create a smooth ride.
  • Extended Wave Plate is located at the bottom of the midfoot and is an extension of the Mizuno Wave. It preserves the torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.


  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Mizuno logo is located at both the medial and lateral sides and functions to help hold the foot in place.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is an anti-microbial and moisture wicking insole that promotes a healthy environment for feet.
  • Dynamotion Fit is Mizuno's design philosophy to create optimal fit with stretch material located in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.


  • X10 is located in the heel and forefoot for enhanced traction and is composed of durable carbon rubber.

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: The new Rider 13 continues to be a good shoe.  It is good for training and distance running.  Light, responsive and flexible.  It has just enough cushion so you can feel the road but not too much of it. The heel is tough, the rest of the shoe will wear out long before the heel, even if you are a heel striker.  In response to the other review,  I have had my left achilles completely reattached and have had not problems running in these shoes (my 5th pair!)- though I do wear heel cups to protect my shortened achilles.  One caution with the new model is that they run even smaller than before, if at all possible!  I normally wear a 7 in the Rider and I had to go to a 7.5.  The store I got them from sent the pair back to Mizuno as defectively short, but I would be very careful on the fit, as it cost me several black toenails. 
From: Holly, Clermont, Fl, USA

Comments: I really loved these shoes - nice fit,good cushioning and seem very durable. However, they aggravate my achillies (especailly on the right foot). I have never felt this in any other shoe other than the wave. I have asked other runners who I knew had ran in the Wave before and found out that 2 others had the same problem, but otherwise loved the shoes. I hope Mizuno can adjust the shoe in some way because it would be my favorite shoe hands down!
From: Debby, Unknown

Comments: Just ordered my 5 th pair of Wave Riders.had difficulty finding a perfect shoe until I tried these.Love them.Responsive,cushy and light.Wish they would make some better colors,but even if they were ugly I would still only run in them.
From: Carol, Riverside, CA USA

Comments:  I LOVE these trainers.  I ran through three pairs of the Wave Elixir 3s which I thought were great, but they were just too light for what I was doing (50-60 miles per week mostly on the roads).  The Wave Rider 13 is a little sturdier but still very light weight and offers that same sock-like fit.  The last pair of trainers I had were the Asics 1150s and while those were great for long runs, they were just too heavy for tempo runs and track workouts.  The Wave Rider 13 is both sturdy enough for a 13 miler and light weight enough for track intervals.  I definitely recommend these!
From: Rebecca

Comments: I loved these shoes. if you want a tighter shoe this is the one for you. It fits like a sock and lasts. i
still wear mine as walking shoes because I wore them down. Very light weight. It's similar to the nike pegasus
26 but lasts longer. i have run in them both and definitely suggest the wave rider 13. It's a long lasting smooth
ride that fits snug.
From: Sarah