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Environment

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Research

Wave Neo Wind & Wave Neo Ultra

Our new High Performance & Environmentally Friendly Shoes

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Protecting our environment without sacrificing performance

Designed with the environment in mind the Wave Neo collection features the most environmentally friendly shoes that Mizuno has to offer.

Taking our product’s life cycle into consideration, we have dedicated our time to creating products that make use of innovative materials to limit our impact on the environment, we are also offsetting our carbon footprint by planting two trees for every pair sold.

Good shoes, good materials, and a great design!

Going back to the drawing board, to ensure that the use of innovative materials seamlessly integrate into both high-performance shoes. Over 60% of materials for the Wave Neo Wind and 70% of the Wave Neo Ultra were sourced from eco-friendly materials.

In addition to our choice of materials, we were also determined to minimize our use of water. Thus we have made the decision to make use of an undyed upper knit material. Making use of undyed material, has allowed us to reduce our use of water by 100%, in comparison to standard dying processes.

Finding inspiration from nature

We’ve used Bloom™, an algae-based material, for our midsole and sock line; along with Pebax® Rnew® into parts of the midsole.

The process of sourcing bloom cleans water, lessens CO2 emissions and most importantly is derived from a naturally occurring organic material. Pebax® Rnew® is made from castor beans, and is a plant-based material.

Taking action with each stride

Well we’ve fastidiously done our homework. We’ve calculated the carbon impact of each pair sold, chosen the right materials to limit carbon emission. And what else? We are planting two trees for each pair sold to offset our impact on the planet!

Balancing our carbon impact

We’ve taken every step seriously. To verify our research we asked DNV to ensure that our numbers are verified. You can view our DNV verified certificate here .

And while you are at it, make sure you take a moment to read up on our report here

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We care for our habitat

We want athletes to feel connected with the environment and their surroundings.

In order to positively contribute to our planet through the choices we make. For every Neo pair sold, our partner the National Forest Foundation, is planting two trees.

These trees will in turn capture carbon from our atmosphere and will also be an integral part of the ecosystem. To not only contribute to the well being of humans, but to other forms of life from beneath the soil up unto the trees!

Innovative Materials

Though extensive research our designers and engineers were able to create a highly responsive material, MIZUNO ENERZY. Integrated into the sole of the shoe. It delivers a high energy return while maintaining softness, as well as a bouncy sensation while running.

A product of years of research into materials that add structure and rigidity to the soles of your shoes. Mizuno Wave on the other hand provides both high cushioning and stability

The two materials combined allow for runners to feel a propulsive sensation which amounts to a unique characteristic - giving an edge to the wave neo series.

Wave Neo Wind

ONE PIECE KNIT UPPER

Stress-free structure created with knit and mono-filament combination.

BOOTIE TONGUE COSTRUCTION

Sock-like fit around the foot

HEEL TAB LOOP

Allows quick and easy foot-in

LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

Hotmelt and print accents for light and rich design

MIZUNO ENERZY LITE

Made with plant-based materials that provide amazing cushioning, energy return, and lightness, is inserted in the top midsole.

Wave Neo Ultra

ONE PIECE KNIT UPPER

Stress-free structure created with knit and mono-filament combination

MIDCUT COLLAR

Higher collar in combination with removing heel counter for smoother fit around heel

BOOTIE TONGUE COSTRUCTION

Sock-like fit around the foot

EXTERIOR EYELET DEISGN

Creates a smoother fit around the top of the foot

MIZUNO ENERZY LITE

Made with plant-based materials that provide amazing cushioning, energy return, and lightness, is inserted in the top midsole.