Mizuno Reveals New Footwear Technology Innovation

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MIZUNO ENERZY was created with the purpose of improving the performance benefits of Mizuno footwear through new advanced materials, delivering greater rebound and increased softness. Athletes will now be able to retain more of the energy they put in without sacrificing on overall comfort.
“We recognize not only what athletes want, but also require in their training – no matter their sport. We know performance, energy return and comfort are all equally important, so we are constantly engineering new technologies aided to support this,” said Tomohiro Ota, Chief Marketing Officer, Mizuno USA. “This is why, as a brand, we work extremely hard to constantly create high-quality sports gear and remain dedicated to finding new ways to enhance athlete’s capabilities by staying at the forefront of sports innovation to deliver the most premium performance materials in the market.”
Athletes will be able to experience the difference MIZUNO ENERZY offers in two different iterations, MIZUNO ENERZY(FOAM) and MIZUNO ENERZY CORE. Each iteration has been engineered to provide athletes with enhanced performance capabilities through the unique features offered in the form of its versatility to change shape and increased rebound potential.
MIZUNO ENERZY will be used in footwear products across multiple Mizuno sporting categories. The first introduction of MIZUNO ENERZY will be available in July 2020 in “THE MIZUNO ENERZY” signature shoe, which will provide the softest cushion and highest energy return ratio in Mizuno history.
“THE MIZUNO ENERZY” will be available to purchase on July 1st in a limited quantity of three hundred pairs at www.MizunoUSA.com.

Mizuno Introduces Brand New Floating Run Experience with New XPOP Technology

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NORCROSS, Ga., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Mizuno, a global leader in running footwear and apparel, debuts a brand new floating run experience with new XPOP™ foam technology in its latest shoe introduction, the Wave Sky WAVEKNIT™ 3. With additional enhancements to the WAVEKNIT™ upper technology, the combination of XPOP and Mizuno Foam Wave provides incredible cushioning and an added floating feel for runners.

“The Wave Sky WAVEKNIT™ 3 is the show piece for Mizuno innovation with our latest technologies, Mizuno Foam Wave and XPOP, delivering the utmost in premium performance comfort,” said Chuck Couch, Mizuno USA Vice President, Running. “We challenged ourselves to enhance the already-comfortable WAVEKNIT™ technology released in 2018 by combining it with XPOP to deliver a shoe that allows natural movement, leverages both comfort and style, and provides the high-performance fit and quality expected in our footwear.”

Designed for the style-conscious, high mileage runners seeking extra comfort underfoot, Mizuno’s Wave Sky WAVEKNIT™ 3 packs a dual-combination of cushioning using Mizuno Foam Wave and XPOP to deliver an all-new floating experience, giving runners an extra bouncy feel from heel to toe.  A WAVEKNIT™ upper construction allows for a stable hold, yet flexible fit that supports natural foot movement through its dynamic sock-like fit. Constructed without reinforcements in the midfoot, the wave vectors seen throughout the Wave Sky WAVEKNIT™ 3 work as hold areas, compensating for the stretch in other areas of the knit to maintain the proper support.

Available in men’s and women’s, the Wave Sky WAVEKNIT™ 3 retails for $160 at local running stores nationwide and MizunoUSA.com. Follow @MizunoRunningNorthAmerica to learn more about Mizuno and hear the latest running product, athlete and partnership updates.

About Mizuno USA: 
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, Ga.