MIZUNO WAVE RIDER 20
£120 Entering its third decade on the market, we’re pretty sure there will be runners out there who have been wearing the Wave Rider for half their lives or more – a remarkable achievement that few shoes can manage. Over the years Mizuno has tweaked and tinkered with its flagship high-mileage neutral shoe, but never moved too far away from the essential DNA. The changes this time have hit the bullseye – it was one of the highest-rated shoes we’ve ever had on test. Testers loved the new softer midsole foam, which gave a slightly plusher ride without compromising on ground feel; and the flipping upside down of the longstanding Mizuno wave plate, which gave a more nuanced feel to impact protection.