Mizuno is a Japanese brand that was founded in 1906 by two brothers. They specialize in multiple sports and made their first running spikes in 1928. In 1938 they established their select scientific laboratory which eventually led them to creating RunBird shoes in 1983, their first running shoes. Their shoes are very light due to their wave plate technology, which allows them take material out of the shoe. Japanese designers are specialists in technical design and Mizuno use the highest quality stitching techniques in their uppers to provide maximum support with minimal weight.