Mizuno Steps into Next Generation of Cleated Footwear Design with Launch of 9-Spike™ Advanced Classic Cleat

August 1, 2012

Comfort, Lightweight, and Increased Functionality are Signature Designs of Cleated Lineup

Norcross, Ga. (August 1, 2012) – Mizuno, a leader in baseball technology and innovation, today announced the launch of the highly anticipated 9-Spike™ Advanced Classic Cleat.  Offering elite players to experience the next generation of cleated footwear, Mizuno’s latest cleat was designed specifically for baseball’s primary running, batting and throwing movements.

The 9-Spike Advanced Classic utilizes a full-length midsole that gives players a soft, comfortable feel with enhanced cushioning.  As its name suggests, Mizuno’s latest footwear innovation offers incredible traction through the 9-Spike advanced design, emphasizing spike placement on the perimeter for increased comfort and function, giving players the most out of every movement.    

“The 9-Spike Advanced Classic Cleat is the highest performing and most comfortable piece of cleated footwear Mizuno has ever put on the diamond, and we’re excited about introducing it into the marketplace,” said Ken Ueda, Business Unit Manager for Cleated Footwear, Mizuno USA.  “The evolution of cleated footwear is upon us and we believe our product’s craftsmanship and design make it the clubhouse leader.”

Thanks to current brand ambassadors such as Brett Gardner, Juan Pierre and Peter Bourjos, Mizuno’s cleated footwear has always been known for speed on the base paths and the 9-Spike Advanced Classic is no different.   Engineered with the company’s patented Wave® Technology, Mizuno’s latest cleat is made from a lightweight, dynamic synthetic upper, dual density cushioned full-length midsole, and Eva Heel Wedge, delivering added comfort with every quick and powerful step.    

The 9-Spike Advanced Cleat is available for $99.99 at participating retailers.  Consumers can visit www.mizunousa.com/baseballfor more information along with Mizuno’s wide array of baseball-related products, including ball gloves, bats, batting gloves, apparel and protective gear. 

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. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, 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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