MIZUNO COB technology is designed to improve reaction speed and balancing capabilities as part of a consistent training routine. Training shoes featuring the MIZUNO COB technology can increase foot sensitivity, and may contribute to improved balance and improved reaction time speed in athletes. MIZUNO COB technology transmits information to the soles of the feet via activation pods molded into the surface of the midsoles that are linked to the design of the outsole.


Mizuno carried out a joint study with Dr. Benno Nigg and Sandro Nigg, CEO of Biomechanigg Sport & Health Research. They are biomechanics specialists, and confirmed the effects of training while wearing shoes equipped with MIZUNO COB technology. As a result, Mizuno was able to confirm a significant improvement in foot sensitivity with potential trends for athletes training in footwear using MIZUNO COB technology to increase their balance capabilities and/or reaction speed. Test results show that the transmission of sensory information to the soles of the feet had a significant effect and poten-tial to enhance athletic performance.

As a result of a series of comparative tests, training with MIZUNO COB appears to be linked to improving body balance capabilities through improved sensory responses in the foot, thus increasing opportunity for improved performance.

Test results confirm these findings.