In order to honour the original design’s legacy and hardcore fanbase, Mizuno keeps the Wave Rider's iconic aesthetic and time-tested features unchanged. Just like the original, it features a white dual-mesh and full-grain leather upper with a partially black vamp, white midsole and black outsole. The signature Runbird logo appears in red on the toe box and heel counter and black on the quarter panel, outlined with gold stitching. Reflective piping and lace keepers nod to the sneakers running heritage. The result combines classic features with a modern sensibility.