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Best Mizuno shoes for Men with average builds

The Japanese shoe maker has been making running shoes for decades. Today, Mizuno running shoes are best known for their Wave Plate technology, an undulating plastic that has helped make the brand's shoes some of the most durable on the planet. Mizuno shoes, from their popular Wave Rider to their award winning Catalyst, are found on runners' feet across the world, many of whom have a deep allegiance to the brand.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft sole
  • Soft, and comfortable
  • Gives energy back, soft and breathable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • Breathable and comfortable
  • Durability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • comfort and color
  • Great bounceback
  • Lightweight with good cushioning

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels comfortable on long runs
  • It is a lightweight flexible shoe
  • It's very light

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight but super supportive and stable
  • Mizuno has done a great work keeping the inspire true to its ride through the series. They make small changes that rarely take away from function
  • the support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

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