Mizuno® Wave Rider 26

The expected release date for the Mizuno Wave Rider 26 is November 14, 2022.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will have the following features & updates:

  • The new Mizuno Wave 26 will generally have a much more lightweight and energizing design.
  • It will aim to be more flexible and offer much better support for heel strikers who need good foam cushioning in the heel area.
  • The uppers will be generally more breathable and lightweight with a comfortable and flexible fit.
  • The new Mizuno Wave Rider will be aimed to be a lightweight running and casual wear shoe.
  • The Outsole will be improved to offer a more optimal grip on various surfaces.
  • You can also look forward to some new colors and designs in the New Mizuno Wave Rider 26

Latest Version of the Mizuno Wave Rider


Mizuno Wave Rider



  • The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 shoud be around $140.
  • There will not be too mch of a price increasex and it will still be quite affordable.
  • Prices may vary according to retailer.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Mizuno Wave Rider will offer good support and comfort features.
  • It will be a neutral to stable support shoe.
  • Ideal for regular pronation and light overpronation.


  • The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will be designed mostly for use on roads and hard surfaces.
  • It may not be durable and suitable enough for outdoor trail use.


  • The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will be aimed at being a casual shoe and light running shoe.
  • It will also be ideal for walking and jogging.


  • The new model will be quite durable and much more lightweight.
  • Lighter materials will still be of very good quality and long-lasting.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Mizuno Wave Rider 26 is a medium-fit shoe.
  • It will be ideal for a more regular and roomy fit.


  • The Mizuno wave Rider for the Men will weigh around 300 grams.
  • For the ladies, it will weigh a lighter 271 grams.

Elevation of the Mizuno Wave Rider 26

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will have a more platform-style sole with a 36 MM heel height.
  • The sole will offer excellent stability and ample underfoot cushioning.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The Forefoot will be 24 mm in height.
  • The height will be ideal for the design of the shoe.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The new Mizuno Wave Rider will have a 12 mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • The Heel to toe drop will be ideal for a casual and running shoe.

Components of the Mizuno Wave Rider 26


  • The Outsole of the new Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will be a blown rubber un the forefoot of responsive cushioning.
  • There will be X 10 located in the heel, a more durable and shock-absorbing carbon rubber.
  • Flex Controllers will be placed in all the high flex areas as well as wave plates to reduce the overall weight.


  • The New Mizuno Wave will be much more lightweight with a lightweight U4ic technology cushioned midsole for shock absorbency.
  • It will have a more energizing and responsive cushioning system that is soft and pillowy underneath your feet,
  • Overall the cushioning will be flexible, lightweight, and very springy with energizing features.


  • For the Uppers, the Mizuno Wave Rider 26 will be very breathable and lightweight.
  • It will have soft, loose-knit uppers that will be flexible and extremely comfortable.

Mizuno® Wave Rider vs. Wave Inspire


Mizuno Wave Rider 26

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.