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Best Mizuno shoes for Women who prefer neutral support

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.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is light.
  • Light weight less structured upper
  • It is lightweight and comfortable

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • It's the only one that gives me a consistent good ride
  • Supportive, but not too much. durable, good for trails and roads

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:

  • It's one of only a few shoes that doesn't give me terrible blisters on the arches of my feet
  • Durability
  • The cushioned support which helps me to heel strike or mid foot strike with ease. No more shin splints.

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe feels great and is roomy.
  • Outsold provides right amount of support
  • Lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back.

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

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