Mizuno Wave Rider GTX - Gore-tex

Mizuno Wave Rider GTX - Gore-tex

Mizuno Wave Rider GTX - Gore-tex

For full disclosure I purchased these shoes from Mizuno to wear as a winter running shoe.

Reviewer – Helena Millar

Longest Run – 10k

Mileage of Shoes at time of writing – 100k

Blisters or rubbing caused by shoe – zero

Style – Neutral

Sizing – my size 10 was a true fit

Out of the Box

The Rider GTX look great with a dark grey/black upper with blue flecks throughout the shoe to lighten them up with a blue sole.

Initial reaction when I put these shoes on were how sticky the soles of the shoes were. Great for winter running and with the waterproof Gore-tex uppers great for winter and for our Canadian Spring weather too!!!

The shoe is really an all weather shoe but the main reason I choose this shoe was for winter running, trail walking, hiking and running on trails especially with that extra grip feel, making me feel safe underfoot.

They are a neutral shoe with lots of cushioning and Mizuno’s Wave technology for energy return and the Gore-tex help keep my feet warm & dry.

Although Gortex, the uppers have a little more mesh feel in them so they are not as tight or not constrictive as I initially thought they would be and they do seem to offer a bit more room in the toe box.


A terrific all round winter shoe, providing me with the confidence of traction in wintery conditions and keeping my feet snug, warm and dry with the waterproof Gore-tex. My new go to winter shoe.

Would I purchase another pair – Yes absolutely.