Bearmanwrote a review of Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe - Men's on May 22, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When I first started running 5 years ago, the first shoe that fit perfectly was the wave rider. Since then I have owned multiple versions. Then I stopped running for a time. Since I am training for a new race I decided to get the latest version of these.
Fit is true to size. I have always worn a 12 in wave riders and these are no different.
I like the way these feel. Although it seems quite a bit different of a shoe than it used to be, I still like it. Toe box feels slightly more narrow. As with old Wave Riders, I hate how rocks tend to get stuck in the sole sometimes because of its design. These are no different.
Overall, I am happy with them, but I will probably try something new next time.