Comments: I too have an issue with the toe crease! These became my go to model when I tried the 15's. Now hesitant to try the lastest version. I recommend ordering a 1/2 size up.
From: Terri, Waldorf, MD, USA. March 5th 2015
Comments: Ah, I am not the only one with the crease issue! I have to wear thick socks or I get a bloody toe. I think now, after putting in almost 600 miles, it has stopped bothering me, haha! Other than that I love them.
From: Gretchen, Fairfax, VA, USA. January 15th 2015
Comments: I've worn the Mizuno Wave Riders since 2010. The 17s are wide enough but there is this weird plastic coating that cuts the top of my feet (where the toes connect to the foot). It's incredibly painful. I had the shoes stretched by a podiatrist and that helped but the shoe will cut me on longer runs. I hope the 18s don't have this problem.
From: Anonymous, Sunnyvale, CA, USA. December 16th 2014
Comments: Nice light feel, great color (I got the mint). Overall good shoe except for the crease issue. Cut the tops of my feet on 1st run and 2nd run. Will have to switch to another until this issue is remedied.
From: Claire. September 14th 2014
Comments: I have the wave rider 15 and 16, feet great, even with orthotics. I am a size 39 euro to 39.5 (8-8.5). I had always purchased 8.5, but this time the 8.5 is not true to size, but too long. I realized this too late to return and now have a shoe that is half a size too big. These also just feel very different. I have to find an alternate brand until the next round.
From: Anonymous. June 15th 2014
Comments: They almost have this right. Went from 4mm and 8 mm drops. Took a few runs...but they feel nice. I do get that crease issue that pinches my toe...caused a blister on toe...feels worse when walking then running. Shoe obviously has flaw with this crease complnt.Howver...the the lightness and firm fast feeling is awesome. I went up 1 whole size.
From: Wildflower, PA, USA. June 7th 2014
Comments: I have the 16s and liked them. It was time for new shoes, so I decided to go with the 17s. I love how light they were, and they felt great..except for one major thing. The tops of my toes were cut up within the first three miles from the part where the shoe tongue connects with the rest of the shoe. 2nd run, same thing. I had to change to a different shoe.
From: Christine, Columbus, OH, USA. June 6th 2014
Comments: I have run in the wave riders for the last couple of years but this model is different. The toe box is roomier (I had to go down a half size)but the lace structure cuts into the top of my foot. Had to change to another shoe.
From: Katie. May 9th 2014
Comments: I purchased the 16's last year and LOVED them. Order the 17's in the same size. They run extremely narrow I would recommend ordering a wide or up a half size. Sent these back and ordered the 16's still LOVE them.
From: Jessie, Escanaba, MI, USA. April 24th 2014