There are many different categories of running shoes, all grouped together based on the latest research findings and theories in the running and fitness world. One category is "neutral," which refers to shoes designed with high arches. These have less added stability, so that feet are able to guide themselves through each step without as much outside support. The Mizuno Wave Creation 14 falls into this category, as a neutral or minimalist shoe. There are many factors to take into consideration when you are trying to find the best type of shoe, including your body frame. I chose to try these new Mizuno shoes to see what the neutral shoe fit felt like, and found that they have a number of other features that can help make running easier.
There are a few updates that have been added to the regular Mizuno Wave Creation line, including springier cushioning to give your feet a livelier bounce when out hitting the pavement. Other features of the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 include some of the following:
Shock absorbing cushioning in the heel and front of the shoe helps minimize impact on the foot, while at the same time still giving you that feeling of neutrality that sets this type of shoe design apart from others. I found that it gives a good level of support, with ample cushioning.
When reading other reviews, it seems that most people who have tried the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 have liked the cushioning and support that it provides. It's extremely breathable, and is suitable for long distance running. The Wave Creation 13 is also a popular shoe, but this takes those features a step further, with more support, extra cushioning, and a higher level of durability.
On the other hand, some reviewers have found that the toe box of the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 is too tight for their liking. This shoe also weighs more than the prior versions of the Mizuno Wave Creation, so if you are looking for a lightweight running shoe, you might want to consider other options. However, the weight difference is only slight, so these are all a few factors to take into consideration.