I got my first pair of Mizuno Wave Rider’s on Tuesday. I have taken them out for two runs this week (a 4 and a 10 mile run). The left shoe makes a sound every time my foot hits the ground. Think of an air bubble being burst and then having a sound every time you “squish” it by hitting the ground.
Is this normal? To me the sound is loud and I can hear it for every hit. If I walk on the front of my foot, I don’t hear it. As for my right shoe, it’s perfect…everything I want it to be!
The Wave Rider 16′s are my 3rd pair of wave riders and I simply love them! They are super lightweight and perfect. I’ve done easy and hard runs and my feet and legs have felt exactly the same after each workout that I wonder if maybe I should have pushed a little harder or further. I get giddy thinking about venturing out for a run and can’t wait to lace up and just run. Thank you Mizuno for continuing to produce an amazing shoe in the wave riders.
I just bought my first pair of Wave Riders over the summer and I immediately noticed that same sound too. I had more lightweight nike free runs beforehand (but found I needed a better shoe for running longer distances), so that was very quiet in comparison. However, I feel the Wave Riders are much more comfortable over the long distance, and they’re still so light and breathable. I just figured it was the way I was running, as Varsity127 said above ^^.
To thepavementprincess, now that you’ve had them for a couple months, are you still hearing that squishy sound when you run?