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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5.0

Best shoes ever

By Kyle

from San Marino

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

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

    I love these shoes. Way better than my old asics

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Pretty Good!

    By Pat

    from MD

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Easily

    Best Uses

    • Volleyball

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

    Pretty good, but it wore out in about 8 months. However, i play in volleyball tournaments almost every weekend and play a couple times during the week. So that is a decent time....

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

    Worth the money

    By ericshawn

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

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

      i play volleyball and this is worth every penny. :D
      i absolutely love it.

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

      Quality Shoe

      By Allan

      from Pennsylvania

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

      It had good traction and were very light

       
      5.0

      light on the feet

      By Sam

      from East Bay, Ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Easily

      Best Uses

      • Gym

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

      Very good for indoor playing! Higly recommended!!!

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

      True Preformance

      By P.Lo

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Avid Athlete, Gym Rat, Professional Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Volleyball

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

      Amazing product if you are a volleyball player or someone that works out!

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

      I would buy every new version!

      By Tchouker

      from Singapore, Singapore

      About Me Avid Athlete, Professional Athlete, Trains 5 - 6 times a week

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good cushioning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Indoor Court uses
        • Running
        • Walking

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

        About the weight it's average.
        What i like is the cushioning, I tried other shoes when i tried jumping my calf would hurt. Now after trying these shoes when i jumped there's no/minimum pain!

        It has an attractive design although white would get dirty. But White is the best base colour for the shoe.

        It is very comfortable to wear in! I'd recommend 1 size or half a size bigger as my old shoe was US 8. I'm using US 9 now for the Wave Lightning 7.

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

        Just what I expected

        By Mike

        from New York

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

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

          Just got these shoes for volleyball. Great shoe. Lightweight and comfortable. Took only a couple of days to break in.

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

          Awesome shoe!

          By kaboom

          from Boston, Ma

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Volleyball

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

            I'm an advance intermediate player and I'm the team setter, playing 5-1, 6-2 offense so I do a lot of running. The shoe is light and has a lot of pop on the jump. The most comfortable volleyball shoe I've every had. I normally wear an 8.5 but purchase a 9 because I saw one review mentioning it fits a bit tight. The 9 was perfect! My feet are just a bit wide in the toe box and these shoes were a perfect fit.

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

            Family Ties

            By VBMiddle

            from Iowa City, IA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • On the court

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

            My brother had these shoes and raved about them, so I thought I would give them a try. They were replacing 11 year old Nike's that worn down. These shoes fit well and are much more comfortable and lighter than my old shoes

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

            Family ties

            By VB middle

            from Iowa City, IA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gym

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

            My brother had these so I had to get them also. They are replacing 10 year old Nike volleyball shoes. These are much lighter and better traction than my old shoes. Great purchase.

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

            Monkey see, Monkey do

            By Linecutter

            from Oneida, NY

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Shock
            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Excellent traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

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

              Purchased a pair for my son (plays volleyball in high school) since his other shoes made him feel like he was skating on ice. When my older son saw them and tried them out, he wanted a pair too. Need I say more!!!!!

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

              Fantastic

              By Tommy

              from Appleton, WI

              About Me Avid Athlete, Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Shock
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Volleyball

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

                I play volleyball in college and absolutely LOVE these shoes! The Mizuno Wave Lightnings just keep getting better and better! Wore them once for practice and then had an all day tournament 2 days later and didn't have one issue with stiffness or rubbing. Comfortable enough to wear for competition right out of the box! I noticed a difference in how high I was jumping after I switched from my old worn out shoes. I would definitely recommend these to any serious indoor volleyball player, doesn't matter the age!

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

                these shoes are super light.

                By Nick the pro to be

                from st louis, mo

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

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

                  According to my son, These shoes are"sick" He loves them and we hope they are as durable as they are functional.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  bought for the first time, satisfied:)

                  By Nik

                  from N.N. Russia,

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Shock
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Volleyball

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

                    ..until all are satisfied, comfortable, lightweight, well-kept surface hall ... I play 3 times a week, I hope they last a long time))

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Like a well a the Wave 3 that I replaced

                    By Todd

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Volleyball

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

                      I owned the Wave 3 and, after 3 years of weekly play, they finally wore out. These new shoes are lighter and more breathable than the 3's. I normally wear 9.5 but the width in these runs narrow so I wear a 10. I had the same problem with the 3's. The do require 3-4 hours of play to feel broken in but they never hurt my feet. Great shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Great Pair

                      By Jeff

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym
                        • Volleyball

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

                        As my second pair of volleyball shoes, these were great and a big improvement to my last pair. I have been using them for a little more for a month now and they still feel good.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        I recommended this shoe to everyone!

                        By Dave the volley teacher

                        from Elizabeth,NJ

                        About Me Professional Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Shock
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Arch Support

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

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

                        I teach volleyball for 2-4 hrs at a time and I don't feel this shoes. They're excellent and so comfortable.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        top notch shoe for squash

                        By dan

                        from ny, ny

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            fast delivery

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

                            Great athletic shoes

                            By Zippo1941

                            from Muncie, IN

                            About Me Avid Athlete, Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym
                              • Running

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

                              They are comfortable and sturdy. Great for running or general use in addition to Volleyball.

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

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