Engineered for your fastest run yet. Even on long runs, supreme comfort meets lightweight performance in the Mizuno epic run icon. In celebration of the culmination of improvements, some big and some small, in material, design and technology, Mizuno’s restless pursuit of perfection is obvious. There remains some semblance from the original design but ultimately the Wave Rider has improved year on year and continues to impress even the purest of runners.



 Part of the research and developmental process for the Wave Rider was critically listening to feedback. The most significant example is a consumer study known as Kansei Engineering, which is a Japanese product philosophy that simulates the buying experience for runners. The ultimate result of this was finding out exactly what athletes were looking for when purchasing their next running shoe. The ability to embrace innovation and also adapt to feedback is what has made Mizuno’s Wave Rider 20 the success that it is today. 





  • CLOUDWAVE TECHNOLOGY
    Cloudwave provides a softer, smoother and more responsive ride than ever before. Designed with Mizuno's Parallel Wave-technology as its base, neutral runners can enjoy a smoother transition from landing to toe-off.
  • U4ICX HEEL AND U4IC MIDSOLE
    U4icX heel wedge for added comfort upon landing. The midsole is more responsive and durable thanks to U4ic.
  • ENGINEERED MESH
    The mesh has been designed for increased breathability and flexibility, while still providing improved strength and durability.