Neutral. The 16th version of Mizuno's Rider series continues to deliver a balance of lightweight feel, sculpted fit, and smooth ride. The Mizuno Wave Rider 16 maximizes the responsive action of the innovative Wave Plate technology, resulting in a great-feeling shoe.
Upper: Updated mesh materials create a natural fit that lets the shoe and help eliminate distortion. Heat-bonded synthetic suede overlays in the forefoot for extra stability. Updated heel counter provides a more natural fit and embrace while still reducing weight. Dynamotion Fit technologies create an upper that moves with the foot seamlessly throughout the stride. Padded tongue and heel collar. Textile lining.
Midsole: Mizuno Wave Technology® combines cushioning and stability while dissipating impact forces away from the foot. An AP+ midsole offers increased rebound while extending the cushioning durability and maintaining light weight performance. SR Touch lightweight cushioning compound in the heel offers high resiliency and quick bounce back for a smoother ride. Gender Engineering philosophy maximizes performance by tailoring footwear to the separate needs of men and women. Removable sockliner for enhanced comfort.
12mm heel to toe offset.
Outsole: SmoothRide Engineering™ minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible. X10® durable carbon rubber outsole allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike.
The Spring 2013 Sneaker Stars Shoe Guide in the April 2013 Fitness magazine names these shoes Best for Road Running for runners with high arches. "Great shock absorption that helps keep feet from tiring out on long-mileage days."
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