Pursuing Perfection Since 1906
Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo found MIZUNO Brothers Ltd. in Osaka. This was the start of a continuous journey to Reach Beyond.
1906 - 1920
The beginning with baseball
Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo found MIZUNO Brothers Ltd. in Osaka.
Rihachi Mizuno, impressed by the baseball culture of the United States, began producing baseball wear in an effort to spread this sport in Japan.
This is the first pair of baseball shoes Mizuno worked on. Initially, they did not have spikes as the current models do.
The shop moves to Umeda Shinmichi in Osaka and its name is changed to Mizuno Shop.
Mizuno Shop begins to manufacture baseballs and gloves designed by Rhachi Mizuno.
Start manufacturing of track and field cleats. The materials used were leather and long, heavy pins used as spikes,
Conveying the joy of sports to people
Mizuno's type 301 Soarer glider sets new records for altitude and flight duration.
Start manufacturing of tennis rackets. Immediately after World War II, Mizuno started producing rackets on a trial basis at its own plant.
Launch of M-line shoes, which made a big splash around the world.
Breaking world records
First appearance of Runbird. Called "Runbird" for its shape, it is currently used as Mizuno's corporate logo.
Runbird Athletics shoes go on sale. This shoe mark represents the orbit of a planet.
Mizuno launches the Morelia. Weighing 245 grams each, it was globally marketed as an extremely light pair of shoes in those days.
These cleats helped establishing the then new world record of 9.86 seconds for the 100m in Tokyo.
Three-time Formula One World Champion was introduced to Mizuno.
FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or with Mizuno. Engineered boot specifically created for the 2002 World Cup.
Mizuno partners with the Osaka Marathon.
30th Anniversary of the Morelia. Its design and shape have not undergone any major changes, continuing on its tradition.
20th Anniversary of the Wave Rider, an iconic shoe for runners around the world.
The power of Sports