As long as modern Western sports have been popular globally, Mizuno has made an impact on athletic footwear and equipment. Mizuno was founded by two brothers, Rihachi and Rizo Mizuno, in Osaka, Japan in 1906. The brothers sold baseballs and other Western items. Soon, the business exploded to offer sporting goods for a wide range of sports, including table tennis, running, skiing and hiking. Mizuno has impacted sports with technological advances that work in harmony with athletes' bodies. The soles on Mizuno footwear feature Mizuno Wave technology, which distributes shock on impact, taking pressure off of the heel. It also provides extra support on the medial side of the foot to help correct over pronation. This stabilizes and properly aligns the foot to reduce fatigue and injury. Mizuno provides advanced, time-tested athletic gear perfect for tactical operators, hikers, runners and anyone serious about sports.