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Mizuno Running Shoes Earn American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance

Date: 2/10/09

Norcross, GA (February 10, 2009) – Mizuno USA, Inc. announced today that the company has been awarded the prestigious American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for ten of their running shoe models. The APMA Seal of Acceptance Program recognizes products which are beneficial to foot health and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment. The Seal of Acceptance evaluates footwear, materials, insoles, hosiery, and equipment.  

Mizuno was awarded the coveted seal for its footwear’s beneficial attributes which promote quality foot and ankle health. Mizuno running shoes address minor foot and ankle issues through multiple innovative design technologies, including its highly regarded and patented Wave® Technology, the leading technology that provides cushioning and stability simultaneously. Mizuno styles awarded this prestigious designation include the Wave® Creation™ 10, Wave® Rider™ 12, Wave® Precision™ 9, Wave® Nirvana™ 5, Wave® Inspire™ 5, Wave® Nexus™ 3, Wave® Elixir™ 4, Wave® Renegade™ 4, Wave® Alchemy™ 8, and Wave® Ascend™ 4.   

“Mizuno is very excited to be recognized with the APMA Seal of Acceptance,” said Fritz Taylor, Vice President and General Manager for the Running Division, Mizuno USA. “Mizuno dedicates itself to producing high performance running footwear designed to deliver the best running experience a runner can have, which includes injury prevention. Both Mizuno and the APMA are committed to injury prevention through footwear and overall foot and ankle health, so it makes perfect sense for us to work together.”  

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association represents the nation’s premier foot and ankle physicians. The Association has component societies in 53 locations in the U.S and its territories and a membership of more than 11,500 doctors of podiatric medicine.   

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufacturers and distributes baseball, golf, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.   # # #

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