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The Mizuno Wave Rider 17 is now Available for Pre-Order

So, here’s the deal Mizuno Wave Rider fans: you can either wait patiently until December to order a pair of the next generation Wave Riders, OR you can lock down your very own pair now on pre-order—your choice.

Since its initial debut in 1998, the Wave Rider has established itself as a heavyweight in the neutral running category. Now, the seventeenth installment of the legendary shoe is on its way, and in case you missed our initial preview of it earlier this summer, this one looks to be better than ever.

As expected, the Wave Rider 17 boasts some minor updates, including a redesigned seamless upper for reduced weight and improved comfort, as well as a new U4iC midsole that’s virtually 30% lighter than the previous version. The 17 also comes with a blown rubber outsole instead of carbon rubber to further reduce the shoe’s weight. As far as traction is concerned, the new outsole offers just as much traction, if not more.

The shoe’s currently available for pre-order at select specialty retailers, including Holabird Sports.

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  • Nico

    Bummed the release of these has been pushed back to December, it was originally November. My LRS and Running Warehouse both say it’ll be close to Christmas before they get any in stock. Sucks as my WR16s are on their last legs and my legs are suffering as a result!