Mizuno
Wave Rider 1 x mita sneakers

Article number: D1gd180027 Classic Blue/White
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Mizuno has been riding the wave since a long time, since 1997 to be exact. That’s when the Japanese brand released their first Wave Rider model. In a time when the competition went for more cushioning Mizuno went a different route, looking for something that increases speed while running, using the runner`s energy rather than “just” cushioning. Mizuno ended up developing a thermoplastic, wave-shaped unit that is paced in the midsole. The wave plate acts therefor like a spring, inspired by natural forces, this running shoe redirects the downward movement into a forward movement.

What began with the Rider 1 is now one of the classic running series` by a sportswear brand, which doesn’t mean that one can go back and dig in their archives. In collaboration with the Japanese footwear retailer mita sneakers, Mizuno resurrects the Wave Rider 1 and takes inspiration for the nylon and pig skin nubuck upper from the blue running track of Berlin`s Olympic Stadium. The asphalt midsole however has its inspiration from just outside the door of both the Japanese brands offices, the white line on the toebox symbolizes the dividing lines of a Japanese road. The signature Wave Plate comes in a conspicuous. glow-in-the-dark yellow colorway.

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