The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 is a well-priced lightweight support shoe. It is very stable and it provides a great base to work from on the road. Take a look at the Saucony Guide 10 for something similar.

First Impressions

The Inspire guides your stride and at the same time is one of the most cushioned shoes on the market. OK, it’s definitely not light, but it is in the stability market. Everyday kind of runner? Take a look!

Sole Unit

Mizuno has made some minor changes to the Inspire 13, namely adding u4ic to the midsole for a touch more cushioning. The slighly lighter version is under the heel so you’ll notice a change there as well. 

Working alongside all of that is Mizuno’s X10 technology and a blown rubber compound to create a flexible, grippy outsole. As is standard with Mizuno shoes, it features Flex Controllers to help with that response as you drive off. 

Wave Technology comes into play at this point and it’s worth pointing out this is gender specific so produces different results for different gaits. The bottom line, however, is it all works for a smoother ride. And to cap things off, it’s all operating from a 12mm heel to toe drop, great for regular, everyday running.


The AIRmesh upper is nice and breathable and flexible. It works hand in hand with Mizuno’s Dynamotion fit which works as it sounds, offering comfort and stability as your foot moves through the natural gait. The stitched overlays add a touch more security.


A good everyday shoe for a runner requiring some stability.

How was the Mizuno Wave Inspire for you? Let us know, we’d love to report your findings.

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Shoe details

Gender: Mens
Year: 2016
Season: Autumn
Current model:
RRP: £110.00
Release date: 2016


Shoe Type

Motion Control


Light Trail