Philipp Kohlschreiber does it. Ivo Karlovic also. Marco Baghdatis in any case. Also Kiki Bertens and her doubles partner Johanna Larsson. They are all tuned in from head to foot with Mizuno and all wear shoes and clothing from the Japanese sport articles manufacturer. After the beginning of the 90s when Ivan Lendl wore Mizuno, it became rather quiet for the traditional manufacturer from Osaka in the following years. They focused more on other sports such as light athletics, handball and football. The exceptional sprinter Carl Lewis wore Mizuno spikes (9,86 s) in his world record at the World Cup in Tokyo in 1991. The Brazilian world champion footballer Rivaldo became Europe’s footballer of the year in 1999 wearing Mizuno football shoes. In 2016, however, the family firm turned back to tennis, developed a new collection and since then equips numerous renowned players. Tennis professionals are especially impressed by the shoes incorporating the revolutionary Wave technology.#Reach Beyond, Mizuno’s new campaign shows that the urge for best results in sport never stops! The great passion at Mizuno is to support all athletes who not only want to achieve their goals, but also set themselves ever higher goals and thus go one step further to achieve what seems to be beyond what can be achieved. In tennis, matches become longer and the play faster. The speed and pressure of the game requires an outstanding level of fitness and extreme mental strength to enable one to give one’s best throughout the whole game. Mizuno is constantly developing all products in order to provide the best and ever improving quality. Mizuno does not just accept changes, it conceives them through leading technologies. Mizuno’s great passion is sport, which is why every ball exchange, every smash, stop ball and every back hand is fascinating. Every tennis player deserves the best opportunities to show off his or her full potential on the court. Whether tennis beginner or professional, Mizuno supports all players and develops the best equipment for all. #REACH BEYOND
The light and flexible Wave sheet is positioned in the midsole. It fulfills two conflicting requirements which face a tennis shoe:
Cushioning - optimum distribution of the impact force over the complete sole on contact with the ground.
Stability - various geometries of the wave offer ideal stability for the individual demands of the sportsman.
What is your secret sport weapon on the court?
My strongest weapon is to give each day 100% effort and never to give up. It is also always very important to push oneself. That is perhaps not a secret weapon, but it is my philosophy both on and off the court.