Mizuno Wave Rider 23 Road Running Shoes - Men's 6003-680

Mizuno Wave Rider 23 Road Running Shoes - Men's

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A highly-cushioned everyday trainer for pillow-soft comfort on the pavement. The Wave Rider's double-layered mesh upper breathes well to keep your feet comfortable, and the dual-density foam midsole balances cushion with energy return. Flex grooves in the forefoot tread encourage a fast transition through the gait cycle, whether you're going 5k or 50k.

  • Engineered mesh uppers keep feet cool.
  • Mesh liner provides moisture management.
  • Anatomical sockliner adds comfort underfoot.
  • Softer U4icX foam under the heel delivers cushion for heel strikes.
  • Firmer U4ic foam under forefoot maintains a responsive ride.
  • Cloudwave plate in midsole adds a touch of firmness for increased energy return.
  • Outsole uses durable X10 carbon rubber in heel for traction and blown rubber in forefoot for softness.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Road running

'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.

Cushioned and floaty

Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.

Upper material Mesh
Closure Lace-up
Heel-to-toe cushioning

The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.

31 - 19mm

The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.


Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.

Removable insole Yes
Made in Vietnam