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The latest in a legendary series, the Wave Rider 15 offers neutral runners a great ride in a reliable trainer, featuring moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.



The Mizuno Wave Rider 15 is a shoe that truly deserves praise. The fit is sublimely close and comfortable, holding your foot in all the right spots with open, breathable mesh. The perfectly balanced, smooth ride is firm and incredibly responsive, with a close feel for the ground that is practically addicting out on the road. Take one run in these shoes and you'll never want to take them off.

Model Number:

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Weight: 9.0 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

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


The Rider 15 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
  • VS-1 cushioning material in the heel provides additional shock absorption.
  • 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.
  • AP+ is Mizuno's top of the line full-length copolymer midsole for a lighter, more resilient ride.
  • Mizuno Intercool ventilation system in the midsole inhibits humidity buildup to keep feet cool and dry.
  • Gender Engineering utilizes gender-specific attributes such as a wider base in men’s shoes and additional flex grooves in women’s shoes.
  • 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.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • X10 located in the heel and forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.
  • Flex Controllers placed in high flex areas on the outsole act as miniature wave plates for increased flexibility and reduced weight.

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 love this shoe! Super comfortable with great ankle support! I personally like the bright salmon and purple color combo and get lots of compliments, but also some people say they're ugly. I guess it just comes down to personal preference on the color, but you can't beat this shoe for comfort and running performance.
From: Mielie, Anthem, AZ, USA

Comments: My wife loved them! I got them for her for mother's day and she said to continue buying her Mizunos. Great price as well! I try really hard not to buy running shoes anywhere else but from this website. They always have good offers, and expedient shipping.
From: Alfonzo, Hubert, NC, USA

Comments: This wave rider fits true to size unlike previous versions. Toe box much roomier than the 14. perfect fit - love this shoe. 
From: Carrie, NY, USA