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

The best sport shoe I have ever!

By blowabs

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Table Tennis Lover

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • TABLE TENNIS
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

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

    [...]

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

    good shose

    By dora

    from nj

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

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

      training
      great
      great

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

      Great volleyball shoes

      By Bruce

      from Virginia Beach

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I play league games twice per week and have used these shoes for the past year and they have held up great. These were so good that my son who plays club and high school ball wanted a pair. Definitely recommend.

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

          Exellent volleyball shoe!!!

          By Andrei

          from Torrance, CA

          About Me Professional Athlete

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

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

            i've gone through a lot of volleyball shoes, and these are far and away my favorite. Prior to this I had gone through a few ASICS models

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not true to size!

            By FullFUNction fitness

            from Normal, IL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight

            Best Uses

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

              I wear a size 12 in Asics, Brooks, Saucony and MIZUNO running shoes but a size 12 in the Lightning was too narrow and short. I prefer a wider toe box, which these might have had, but the width in the forefoot was tight. The length was 1/2 to 1 full size short compared to above mentioned shoes; had to send in for a refund.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels too small
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              would buy again

              By larik

              from ny

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  squash/volleyball very intense sports....this shoe can help you out to handle it.

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

                  Floating on Air - well almost!

                  By Coach What's his name?

                  from Gilbert, AZ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Shock
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training
                    • Indoor Volleyball

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

                    I coach a junior high volleyball team - for which we recently ran a summer camp - the shoes felt so comfortable and the support was excellent.

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

                    "Light"ning Shoes

                    By Madchaser

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    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:

                      Extremely light weight and very comfortable!!!

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

                      Smash

                      By Teejay

                      from New Mexico

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational, Professional Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Shock
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support
                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Wears Out Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

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

                      Amazing shoes! Would recommend to any serious volleyball player... it really does improve performance. =]

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

                      great shoe

                      By Mike

                      from Salinas,CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Shock
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support
                      • Wears Out Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

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

                      Great product love the feel while playing volleyball. Mizunos are the way to go

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

                      Pretty Good

                      By Tades

                      from New York

                      About Me Avid Athlete, Volleyball Varsity

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Shock
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Flexibility
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • A tad too soft

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym
                      • Indoor Volleyball
                      • Running
                      • Walking

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

                      Performs well for its intended purpose. Extremely comfortable but a little too soft which makes it a little unstable sideways. Love the shock absorbing feature on the heel area. I am an ex-college volleyball varsity player so I'm very picky with the shoes I wear. So far, I have 5 pairs of Mizunos. The last one which I still use is the Wave Tornado 4 I bought 2 years ago. The Tornado 4 is very stable but not as comfortable and has a relatively hard sole. This pair is probably the opposite but you cannot have everything you want in one item. All in all very happy with these shoes.

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

                      Awesome

                      By Ron

                      from Atlanta, Georgia

                      About Me Squash player 3 dayswk

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                      • No cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Squash

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

                      Good looking and very comfortable; use for playing squash

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

                      Mizuno stays true to it's reputation!

                      By Patti

                      from Kaukauna, WI

                      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:

                        [...]

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

                        Near perfect shoe that I hope lasts!!!

                        By Joe

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Shock
                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I actually use this shoe for table tennis, since it's hard to find Mizuno table tennis shoes in the US. It has a lot of grip, and it feels extremely comfortable. I have wide feet, and it fits well!

                            These may be the best shoes that I've tried, besides other Mizuno shoes that were meant for table tennis. I just hope it can last more than 6 months (although I doubt it. My shoes generally wear out very quickly). If they wear out, I'll probably end up buying this pair again if it's in stock.

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

                            This Shoe is a necessity!

                            By Alec Cornelius Burnap

                            from Sherman Oaks, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete, Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Absorbs Shock
                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                            • Endurance Training
                            • Gym
                            • Running
                            • Volleyball

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

                            I play volleyball for a club called SMBC and these shoes are perfect whether you are a hitter, setter, or libero. I just finished the second last tournament of club season and these shoes work perfectly.

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

                            this product is grait

                            By burro pardo

                            from eagle pass TX

                            About Me Avid Athlete, Professional Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym
                              • Running
                              • Trail Running
                              • Walking
                              • Wet Weather

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

                              i feel very well with this shoes when I am playing

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

                              Exactly what you'd expect from Mizuno

                              By All-American

                              from Buffalo, NY

                              About Me Avid Athlete, Gym Rat, Professional Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Wears Out Easily

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym
                              • Running
                              • Volleyball

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

                              At a young age I was turned onto Mizuno Volleyball Shoes and have been wearing them ever since. The Wave Lightning 7 are exactly what you'd expect to be the next shoe from them. Always progressing in their style and design the Wave 7 are extra light weight, very comfortable and excellent support. Being an All-American in college and now playing internationally in Europe, I couldn't recommend a better shoe at the time for the avid athlete.

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

                              Great shoes, lightweight, comfortable

                              By VillaNoleva

                              from Villanova, PA

                              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:

                                Great shoe, strongly recommend.

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

                                Upgraded from latest Gel Asics Sensei 3

                                By Experienced Rec vball player

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Volleyball 3-5x a week

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Volleyball

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

                                  I play a lot of volleyball and usually wear out shoes pretty quickly. I haven't had these long enough to know, but when I upgraded from my not-too-old Asics Gel Sensei, I was amazed at the difference. The Mizuno's feel great, have great control on the court, are light and well cushioned as well as feelings like they have the right amount of bounce in them. So far, only a couple of weeks into them, I am very happy with my choice! Oh, and I have wide feet, so I bought these 1/2 size up, which works out great!

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

                                  best vollleyball shoes!

                                  By e

                                  from chicago

                                  About Me Avid Athlete, Professional 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 for volleyball.
                                    shoes are light and slick
                                    shoes are just awesome.. just as expected for a mizuno shoe.

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

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