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Mizuno Wave Rider 20


The draw: A do-everything high-mileage trainer

For its 20th edition, Mizuno completely revamped this legendary shoe. It’s versatile, light, cushioned and protective enough for long runs, responsive enough for faster workouts like tempo runs and longer intervals and, for some, is agile enough to be the race-day choice for racing from 10K to the marathon. The new three-part mesh upper and plush interior create a comfortable, secure fit for a wide range of foot sizes. If this is the only pair of shoes in your quiver, it would definitely serve you well in all regards.

9.6 ounces | 12mm heel-toe offset