Podiatrist shoe review

21 Feb Podiatrist shoe review

Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 22 – our Glen Iris Podiatrist has her say…

“After compressing my old runners, sliding into my new Mizuno Wave Rider 22 is like a breath of lightness and responsiveness, without losing any aspects of cushioning under the foot! I am certainly happy with my purchase. I love wearing this shoe for my active recovery days, often a 5km jog, and for my warm-up and sprint drills, before putting on my spikes.”

Hayley Openshaw – SportsFit Physio & Health Podiatrist



Although there haven’t been too many changes from the Mizuno Wave Rider 21, there’s a newly engineered mesh-upper that provides a snug, but comfortable fit for a narrow, standard and wide foot profile. The combination of U4ic and U4icX (cushioning systems) through the midsole provide an even softer landing and smooth transition during walking and running.


  • Mizuno Wave Plate shock distribution technology from the rear to midfoot
  • Lightweight – lighter than most other brands/models on the market
  • Standard and wide fitting options in both mens and womens
  • Neutral cushioning system – orthotic friendly!
  • Mid to high mileage running shoe


The Mizuno Wave Rider 22 still remains the GO TO SHOE in the Mizuno family.

The regular retail price is ~ $199.95, and is found is most common shoes stores including:

Happy running 😊


At SportsFit, we do not sell running shoes but Hayley our podiatrist also offers comprehensive shoe assessments in Glen Iris.  This involves measuring you correctly (length and width), assessing your foot type (stability vs neutral) and biomechanics, and understanding the use of the shoe (running, walking, surface).  Following this you will be prescribed a list of the type of shoes you require.