The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Although I was compensated for this review, my love for these shoes is 100% authentic!

I LOVE the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 running shoe.


Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review Treble in the Kitchen

When it comes to running shoes, I used to be the girl that would just wear ANY shoe that was on sale. Then, I had some serious IT band issues, so I decided to get fitted for a pair of running shoes and was honestly a little bit scared to stray from what I was fitted with. Since I’m not training for my usual fall half marathon right now, and a neutral shoe fits me best I decided to give the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 a try!

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

The first time I tried them out was actually in a Tabata style cardio group fitness class, and the shoes were great! I honestly felt lighter on my feet and VERY comfortable in the shoes.

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

The very next morning, I was anxious to take them on a 4 mile run. I ran a course that I had run just a couple of days prior and shave about 20 seconds per minute off of my time…could it be the shoes? I’d like to think so 😉

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

The shoes feel very supportive around the arch, despite the fact that they are technically a neutral shoe. I have a relatively narrow foot, so many times I kind of feel like my foot is wiggling around in my shoes but not in the Mizuno Wave Rider 18! They feel so cozy and snug (in a good way!) on my foot, which adds to the support factor.

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Some Features of the Mizuno Wave Rider 18:

  • Smooth ride and sleek lightweight feel
  • Great for neutral runners
  • Give the ideal balance of fit and performance
  • Dynamotion R* Fit TM** relieves the stress the foot naturally places on footwear, eliminating distortion.
  • Inspired by the Japanese concept of “Hado”- the intrinsic vibrational life force energy that promotes powerful transformations. This is executed in the Wave Rider’s sleek, dynamic design relaying the power and kinetic energy of running, harnessing the transformative possibilities of every run.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is available for $119.99 in 3 different color options for men and women.

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

I definitely plan on wearing these in rotation with my other fitness shoes. I find that when I rotate my shoes they last me JUST a little bit longer 🙂

Thanks so much for letting me test out your new shoes, Mizuno!

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  1. I’ve been reading such great reviews about Mizuno’s Wave Rider 18. Thanks for sharing yours as well. It’s always great to hear how one believes the shoe performs well or not.

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