japanese sports equipment company
Mizuno Wave Ibuki 2, trail running shoe Mizuno Corporation ( ミズノ株式会社, 美津濃株式会社, Mizuno Kabushiki-gaisha ) ( TYO : 8022 ) is a japanese sports equipment and sportswear company, founded in Osaka in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. today, Mizuno is a global pot which makes a wide assortment of sports equipment and sportswear, for golf, tennis, baseball, volleyball, football, running, rugby, ski, swim, cycle, judo, table tennis, badminton, boxing and athletics .

history [edit ]

Mizuno was founded in 1906 as Mizuno Brothers, Ltd. by Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo, in Osaka. The workshop sold western sundries, including baseballs, and then in 1907 began to sell order-made athletic wear. In 1910 the shop moved to Umeda-Shinmichi and its diagnose was changed to Mizuno Shop. In 1913 the firm began to manufacture baseballs and gloves. In 1933 Mizuno presented Star Line, the inaugural japanese made golf clubs. By 1935 its golf club showroom was the world ‘s largest. In 1941 the company name was changed to Mizuno Co., Ltd, and has remained the lapp since. During World War II, Mizuno manufactured military munition for Japan ‘s war campaign. [ 4 ]

The first american factory was established in Los Angeles, under the denomination american Mizuno in 1961. During the stick to years, Mizuno signed sponsorship deals with some of the most outstanding personalities in sports, such as path and field athlete Carl Lewis, the All Blacks rugby team, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, for most of his years in the NFL, the Manu Samoa rugby team, Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, and golf actor Nick Faldo. To gain a bridgehead in the baseball boxing glove marketplace in the United States, the mobile “ Mizuno Baseball Workshop ” was introduced in the late 1970s to avail major league clubs during spring educate in Arizona and Florida. The forty-foot ( 12 meter ) avant-garde contained extensive leather-working equipment, manned by two skilled japanese craftsmen, to produce custom-built gloves and repair all brands. [ 5 ] The company besides expanded its operation centres opening new factories in Germany, France, China, Scotland and Hong Kong .

aircraft [edit ]

To commemorate the caller ‘s thirtieth anniversary, the company began manufacturing gliders in 1936. [ 6 ] Among the company ‘s military design efforts included the Mizuno Shinryu, a proposed rocket-powered interceptor that never left the prototyping stages, and the Mizuno MXZ1, a train glider. [ 7 ]

golf [edit ]

Mizuno is a manufacturer of golf clubs and accessories, their Grain Flow Forged irons are used by professional golfers. Tiger Woods used Mizuno golf clubs until he turned professional in 1996, including for his beginning Masters Tournament victory in 1997, having left Mizuno and moved to Titleist. other players have played using Mizuno equipment during their careers. [ 8 ]
Mizuno Wave Ultima 11 running brake shoe

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