Mizuno, a global leader in running footwear and apparel, is ready to unveil its custom running shoe for the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Celebrating the 50th year of this racing classic in the Buckhead/Midtown areas, Mizuno will offer a Limited Edition 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™ shoe – featuring the company's newest WAVEKNIT technology and the distinctive 50th commemorative race badge.
In accordance with the nation's birthday (the race takes place on July 4), the shoes will bear a bright-red, white and blue 'Stars and Stripes' design.
Here are the contents of Mizuno's press release:
As a nod to the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, 50th golden logos were placed on the heel and tongue. Previous editions of Mizuno’s custom Peachtree shoe sold out two weeks before the race. This year, runners can expect golden miles ahead as they prepare for the festivities along Peachtree Street on July 4, 2019.
"The AJC Peachtree Road Race is one of the most prestigious road races and is celebrated every year by runners and spectators from across the United States and around the world," said Chuck Couch, vice president of Mizuno USA Running.
"This year’s shoe represents the celebration of our nation's holiday and a golden achievement by Atlanta Track Club. We are very proud to be a partner and help spread our love for running."
Cushioning and responsiveness come together in a modern, lightweight frame with the Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™, and with a SmoothRide mid-sole and sleek knit design, the shoe springs into action the moment you put your foot down.
This custom-designed shoe also includes features similar to the beloved Wave Rider model, including Cloudwave® technology, U4ic midsole and a premium cushioned sockliner.
"This year's Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™ captures the celebration of tradition happening around the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's executive director and race director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
"Whether you are training on the Beltline in Atlanta or on the running and walking routes in cities coast to coast, this is the perfect shoe to get you ready for the world's largest and best 10K in Running City USA on July 4."
The Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™ can be purchased exclusively at Atlanta Track Club’s online store, along with additional AJC Peachtree Road Race gear, including decade t-shirts celebrating 50 years of the road race.
On May 1, running specialty stores, MizunoUSA.com and the Mizuno Experience Center located at The Battery Atlanta will also have the custom shoes available for purchase.