Mizuno is a Japanese sports equipment and athletic wear brand, designing kit for everything from football, running and baseball to table tennis and judo. Aside from their wide range of equipment and clothing, Mizuno is known for their retro performance footwear, with sneakers like the Mizuno Wave Rider 1 becoming instant modern classics.
Mizuno was founded in 1906 in Osaka, when brothers Rihachi and Rizo Mizuno started selling an assortment of Western items, including baseballs. By 1907, the pair had started designing made-to-order athletic wear, eventually expanding into producing performance footwear and the first Japanese-made golf clubs. Over the years, Mizuno teamed up with a host of legendary athletes, including Olympic medallist Carl Luis and NFL quarterback Joe Montana.
Many Mizuno running shoes use the brand’s trademark Wave Plate, designed to provide a more controlled, comfortable running experience by distributing your weight and improving stability. There are three different wave shapes, each suited to a different style of running: the Wave Rider, the Rave Inspire and the Wave Creation. Every shape is designed to provide varying levels of impact cushioning.
Since their move into performance footwear, Mizuno has collaborated with iconic names in both sneakerhead and mainstream culture, including FUTUR, Patta and Lamborghini. Discover the latest Mizuno releases, colourways and collabs at Hanon – the home of hard-to-find sneakers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Subscribe to our email updates to be the first to hear about Mizuno sneaker launches.