wave rider 21

About Wave Rider 21

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 21 the success that it is today. 

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    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.
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    U4icX heel wedge for added comfort upon landing. The midsole is more responsive and durable thanks to U4ic.
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    The mesh has been designed for increased breathability and flexibility, while still providing improved strength and durability.



  • wave rider 21 Formula One / White / Black J1GC180301
    Formula One / White / Black
    Item Code: J1GC180301
  • wave rider 21 Surf the Web / White / Poppy Red J1GC180302
    Surf the Web / White / Poppy Red
    Item Code: J1GC180302
  • wave rider 21 Classic Blue / Black / Safety Yellow J1GC180310
    Classic Blue / Black / Safety Yellow
    Item Code: J1GC180310
  • wave rider 21 Eclipse / Eclipse / Green Slime J1GC180319
    Eclipse / Eclipse / Green Slime
    Item Code: J1GC180319
  • wave rider 21 Green Slime / Green Gecko / Botanical Garden J1GC180341
    Green Slime / Green Gecko / Botanical Garden
    Item Code: J1GC180341
  • wave rider 21 Quiet Shade / Silver / Formula One J1GC180403
  • wave rider 21 Black / Safety Yellow / White J1GC180844
    Black / Safety Yellow / White
    Item Code: J1GC180844
  • wave rider 21 Dress Blue / Silver / Samoan Sun J1GC187403
    Dress Blue / Silver / Samoan Sun
    Item Code: J1GC187403


  • wave rider 21 Clover / White / Dark Purple J1GD180301
    Clover / White / Dark Purple
    Item Code: J1GD180301
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    Pink Glo / White / Graystone
    Item Code: J1GD180308
  • wave rider 21 Black / Black / Silver J1GD180309
    Black / Black / Silver
    Item Code: J1GD180309
  • wave rider 21 Aqua Splash / White / Blue Sapphire J1GD180365
    Aqua Splash / White / Blue Sapphire
    Item Code: J1GD180365
  • wave rider 21 PATRIOT BLUE / WHITE / HOT CORAL  J1GD180302
    Patriot Blue / White / Hot Coral
    Item Code: J1GD180302
  • wave rider 21 Osaka Black / Safety Yellow / White J1GD180844
    Black / Safety Yellow / White
    Item Code: J1GD180844
  • wave rider 21
    Eclipse / Silver / Paradise Pink
    Item Code: J1GD187403

wave rider 21