Premium Smoothness with Propulsion
Now with 17% more MIZUNO ENERZY midsole foam compared to the Wave Rider 25, the Wave Rider 26 dials up the comfort and energy return in this propulsive new update.
A single vertical flex groove throughout the forefoot delivers a snappier toe-off experience, which is complimented by the lightweight Wave Technology in the rear foot to maintain a stable landing and transition.
Now available in two of our signature uppers:
Jacquard Air Mesh, a breathable and soft mesh that keeps your foot comfortable and supported.
And our sleek and modern Smooth Stretch Woven upper, which stretches and adapts to the shape of the foot for an incredibly secure fit.
Wave Plate Technology delivers smooth feeling stability without increasing weight, and offers a more propulsive transition. Greater medial, lateral and torsional support compensate for the thicker and softer midsole to maintain a stable ride.
17% more MIZUNO ENERZY foam used throughout the midsole enhances comfort and delivers even more energy return for a more efficient ride.
JACQUARD AIR MESH UPPER
Jacquard Air Mesh upper provides a soft, breathable and irritation-free fit, while the gusseted tongue construction hugs the midfoot to keep the foot secure.
PROPULSIVE FOREFOOT GEOMETRY
A single vertical flex groove throughout the forefoot decreases flexibility and increases responsiveness, enhancing the propulsive feel of the midstance to toe-off transition.
More than 30% recycled content on upper body textile. (MESH) More than 90% recycled content on upper body lining textile. Plant-based Wave Plate made with Pebax Rnew®.
The stable, neutral midsole design provided by the Wave Plate and MIZUNO ENERZY makes the Wave Rider 26 an ideal shoe for those using an orthotic device