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Smooth riding long-distance cruiser is well worth considering. Slightly softer that the Wave Rider.

  • Positive
  • Soft, plush cushioning
  • Suits broad feet
  • Negative
  • It's broader than most
  • What we thought
  • Technical info
  • Runner reviews (0)

First impressions

Brand new from the brand for 2020, the Wave Skyrise promises to make a big impact. With super-plush cushioning, it’s a serious competitor for those seeking soft, stable cushioning and a very smooth ride.

It's also available at a good price sitting below the Wave Rider 23, the Wave Sky and Prophecy 9 models.


A new XPOP material, a PU foam, is encased within the Foam Wave midsole and working together they give a soft, floaty feel and great comfort. The brand’s best-selling neutral model, the Wave Rider, is updated and sits beside this model in the line-up. The Rider offering a more responsive, slightly firmer toe-off while the Skyrise is softer, a little more relaxed with a long-distance cruiser vibe about it.


The upper is light, breathable and seamless. It offers a roomy forefoot too so will fit those with a wider or higher volume foot.


X-10 Carbon Rubber offers extremely durable grip with longer wear in high impact areas.


It’s certainly a shoe worthy of consideration for those seeking a smooth riding long distance trainer.

Technical info

Dynomotion Fit - Upper of the shoe moves with the feet for a personalised feel. 

AIRmesh - Air can flow in and out for ventilation. 

Moisture Wicking - Sweat from moisture is wicked away efficiently. 

Synthetic Overlays - Provide strength to the construction of the shoe for protection. 

Padded Tongue and Ankle Collar - Improves comfort and reduces risk of irritation from rubbing and chafing. 

XPOP PU Foam - Innovative foam that provides exceptional cushioning. 

Wave Foam - Exceptional response and rebound guaranteed. 

Intercool - Mizuno intercool system keeps the feet ventilated. 

SmoothRide - Assists with acceleration and decelleration for a smoother ride. 

X-10 Carbon Rubber - Extremely durable grip with longer wear in high impact areas.

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