Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes

Style Number 430138

Regular Price: $124.99

Special Price: $59.99

Regular Price: $124.99

Special Price: $59.99

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The Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes are an update to the top-selling Wave Lightning line of volleyball shoes from Mizuno. Featuring new technologies, the Wave Lightning 7 is the most popular volleyball shoe on the planet.
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The Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes are a new update to the extremely popular Wave Lightning line of Men's Volleyball Shoes from Mizuno. The 2011 Wave Lightning 7 retains all of the features that made the previous Wave Lightning 6 the top-selling volleyball shoe on the market and also features a brand new design and new technologies designed to keep volleyball players at the top of their game. The Wave Lightning 7 is now built for even more speed, and is incredibly lightweight. Weighing in at only 10.5 ounces, the Wave Lightning 7 is even lighter than the previous model.

The Wave Lightning has consistently been the most popular volleyball shoe on the planet, thanks to its innovative and cutting edge technology designed to improve cushioning and stability without sacrificing weight. At the heart of the Wave Lightning 7 is the Mizuno Wave, a pebax parallel Mizuno Wave technology that uniformly disperses shock throughout the sole, providing lightweight cushioning and enhanced stability. The Mizuno Wave is the cornerstone of Mizuno's advanced technologies and the most popular feature of the Wave Lightning 7.

Debuted last year, the AP+ midsole found in the Wave Lightning 7 provides for increased rebound and cushion durability, while maintaining lightweight performance. This allows the Men's Wave Lightning 7 to remain incredibly light without sacrificing stability. The Men’s Wave Lightning 7 also features Mizuno’s VS-1 technology throughout the forefoot, which gives an added edge in comfort for volleyball players. The VS-1 absorbs shock and enhances cushioning properties by resisting compression-set, which will extend the cushioning life of the shoe. VS-1 technology allows the shoe to remain lightweight and returns to its original shape after impact.

For the 2011 Wave Lightning 7, Mizuno has included three new features that further enhance the Wave Lightning. The new Dynamotion Fit technology helps relieve the stress the foot naturally places on footwear, eliminating distortion for the perfect fit. Mizuno has also created Dynamotion Groove technology for superior stability. Dynamotion Groove features strategically designed grooves in the outsole that help prevent forefoot instability by retaining their structure under heavy stress.

Mizuno has also included their popular Intercool midsole ventilation system to help reduce heat and humidity build-up inside the shoe during performance. This helps keep the foot cool and comfortable during intense action. The Wave Lightning 7 also features Mizuno's SensorPoint suspension system technology, which connects the Wave plate to the ground, enhancing stability and traction. SensorPoint is a must-have for active volleyball players and prevents loss of traction on court surfaces. The Wave Lightning 7 is ideal for active volleyball players who spend much of their time in the air or making quick cuts.

The Men's Wave Lightning 7 also features a triple-layered mesh upper that provides the utmost in breathability, comfort and ventilation and also helps keep the Wave Lightning 7 incredibly lightweight. The included XG Rubber outsole provides for improved traction and flexibility on court surfaces.

The Men's Wave Lightning 7 continues to be the top-selling volleyball shoe on the market, and the pinnacle of performance. This shoe is ideal for serious volleyball players who require a lightweight shoe that provides serious comfort and cushioning.
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Brand Mizuno
Style # 430138
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Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes
 
4.7

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (123)
  • Lightweight (116)
  • Good cushioning (103)
  • Attractive (100)
  • Arch support (55)

Cons

  • Wears out easily (16)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (82)
  • Volleyball (28)
  • Distance / endurance (24)
  • Running (15)
  • Walking (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (117 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (116 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (109), Low arch (7), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (84), Casual/ recreational (29), Gym rat (18), Competitive athlete (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (119), Yes (12)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best of Mizuno Wane Lightning series

By Arvs

from Oakley, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

    did not even hesitate ordering or even owing a Mizuno Wave Lightning series shoes, this Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 is one of the best of all series since i have arch feet it helps so much

    -Lightweight (YES)
    -Comfortable (YES)
    -Durable (YES)
    -Traction when playing (YES)

    already recommend it to my friends playing volleyball and they like it...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By CJW the vball player

    from orlando, FL

    About Me Avid Athlete, High school varisty

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Attractive Design
    • Awesome
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Games
      • Gym
      • Practice

      Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

      I actually do not own these yet, but i seriously want them. I used the 4's my sophomore year, and the 6's last year. for my senior year in high school i plan to use the 7's to help me feel even more comfortable and perform better to carry my team on to more wins this season! (my old 6's are worn out from playing so much and i need fresh equipment to provide the safest play and do my best)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good performance, but poor durability

      By Ryan

      from La Jolla, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Easily

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

      I play volleyball six times a week. The shoes are incredibly light and have very good support for movement in all directions, but there is already noticeable wear after the second week. If you're not drowning in money, you should wear a different pair of shoes to walk to the volleyball courts.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Son loves them!!!!

      By linecutter

      from Oneida, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Excellent traction
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

        My son was having traction problems with the cheaper Asics I bought him so I decided to buy him Mizuno's, the brand I have worn for years. Needless to say, he loves them. Guess the old saying is right. You get what you pay for!!!!!!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Volleyball Shoes

        By VbPlayer

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Shock
        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

          I use these shoes several times a week for volleyball. They are very comfortable, have good support and look good. I highly recommend these shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Hard, Stiff Soles

          By greatbasin

          from Idaho

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

          Well made shoe but it's just right for me. Since I had surgery on my foot, I prefer a softer shoe with some cushioning in the foot bed and outsole.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Long Time Player / Best Shoes Ever

          By NW VB Player

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Hardcore VB Player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Volleyball

            Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

            I've been playing volleyball for years and although I tried some "true" volleyball shoes in the past I mostly have used basketball shows as they provided more support and more spring.

            As I close in on 40yo and my speed on defense has slowed down a bit I found basketball shoes starting to feel a little clunky so I bought these shoes to see if the light weight and low height would help my speed. My main worry was if they would still provide cushioning for my jump (20") and support for my ankle (one weak/previous injury).

            The shoes are super light, feel great (I have wide size 13 feet) and fit true to size. They have a slightly upturned nose which is cool so you don't catch your toes when moving forward in a low position to dig. Plenty of cushion for leaping and landing and they definitely have given me more speed on my takeoff.

            The only negative is that they don't provide as much ankle support at the basketball mids they replaced, but I wear an ACS brace on my bad ankle anyway when playing so it's not a huge issue.

            Amazing shoes, really surprised me and made this old guy feel like I still have some game left.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            4/5 Stars

            By Tater Salad

            from Montclair, NJ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Attractive Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Volleyball

            Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

            These are great volleyball shoes, they are lightweight and conform to your feet very nicely. HOWEVER, I do have an issue with the inner lining of the shoes. The soul of the shoe seems very thin, and the support behind the achilles tendon is extremely thin, I've been experiencing a lot of soreness and skin rashes from the poor lining. If I can find a way to thicken the support then I would give the shoes 5/5 for sure.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Excellent Shoes

            By VBRat

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Wears Out Easily

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Gym

            Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

            This is my second pair of this shoe - it is really good for volleyball. It's just wearing out too fast.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good shoes

            By Neftali Najera

            from Mexico

            About Me Professional Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

            good shoes, a little hard to use at first, good stability

            • Sizing:
            • Feels too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Good shoes!

            By Jess

            from Hendreson, TN

            About Me Avid Athlete, Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Volleyball

              Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

              I have owned several mizuno volleyball shoes, but these are definitely the best of them. I liked them so much that I bought them for my best friend as a gift. I am sure he will love them as well.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Awesome shoes, fast shipment

              By Ron

              from Atlanta

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Shock
              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Squash

                Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                Great for squash.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                awesome shoes

                By mj

                from cleveland, oh

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                    Great shoes for volleyball. I've only had the chance to play in them 3 times but I can already tell a difference from my last pair of shoes. If they are durable I'll come back and give them 5 stars but that'll take some time.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By German

                    from Colombia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                          The product met specifications Cart

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great experience

                          By White Ninja

                          from Fenton, mi

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Absorbs Shock
                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gym

                            Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                            Great shoe. Great price. Quick shipping. Great site.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Comfortable~Flexible~Amazing Shoes

                            By Britney the speed setter

                            from Southside, AL

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Absorbs Shock
                            • Amazing Comfort
                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training
                              • Gym
                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                              I love these shoes. I could not find a womens size so it was recommended to me to buy my size in mens. I did so. WOW! Either way mens or womens this shoe is amazing to wear.. My feet arent tired like my previous volleyball shoes.
                              I love these shoes~they ROCK!

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              amazing shoes

                              By Intervoll

                              from redwood city, ca

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Absorbs Shock
                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                              • Poor Arch Support
                              • Wears Out Easily

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training
                              • Gym
                              • Running
                              • Trail Running
                              • Walking

                              Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                              worth the money

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Low Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great Shoes

                              By VBBeast

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Avid Athlete, Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Absorbs Shock
                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gym

                                Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                                I've had these shoes for 2 weeks and they are excellent! Been playing 2x week indoors. Great traction, support and shock absorption. Toe box is a little narrow. Very lightweight and comfortable, even with my flat feet. Feet do not feel tired or sore after hours of volleyball. Can move quickly around the court and feel that I jump higher in them. I was previously using asics gel kayano running shoes, which doesn't feel as good as these. Definitely would buy them again. All of the good players that I play with have mizunos. Really love the shoes!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome shoe!

                                By Krissy

                                from Northern VA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Absorbs Shock
                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Volleyball

                                  Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                                  Great fit, good flexibility, even with ankle braces

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  I bought these shoes for my son.

                                  By Mom

                                  from Chicago, Il

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes:

                                      I bought these shoes for my son for volleyball team. They shipped and arrived on time. They fit him. He really likes them says they are light weight and very comfortable. There have been no negative comments about these shoes. Believe me if my son did not like anyhting about these shoes, I would hear about it.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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