Mizuno Wave Lightning 7 Men's Volleyball Shoes

Style Number 430138

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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 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (124)
  • Lightweight (116)
  • Good cushioning (103)
  • Attractive (100)
  • Arch support (55)

Cons

  • Wears out easily (17)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (82)
  • Volleyball (28)
  • Distance / endurance (24)
  • Running (16)
  • Walking (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (118 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (117 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (109), Low arch (8), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (84), Casual/ recreational (30), Gym rat (18), Competitive athlete (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (120), Yes (12)

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5.0

Great Squash Shoe

By Squash Player

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Running
    • Squash
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

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

    I've had a really hard time finding a good shoe for Squash. I first tried a tennis shoe but felt it was to heavy and hard on my ankles. I next tried a running shoe but felt it was not as stable, but I really liked the weight of it. I finally came across the Lightening 7 and it's the perfect balance of a solid stable shoe that is really light weight. I also run a lot and I could easily see myself running in these shoes as well. I'm very happy I found them and would recommend them for Squash, Racquetball or any other court shoe.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

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