Mizuno Running Spring & Summer Product Manager Picks

Spring has sprung and the warm weather is quickly approaching.  As we gear up for prime running season product manager, Tina Danforth has shared her favorite selections from the Spring and Summer ’21 collection including apparel, footwear, and colorways. Mizuno wants you to be perfectly fitted and fashionable from head to toe.


Tops: Men’s and Women’s St. Paddy’s Day Tees and Tanks


During normal times, you’d be putting on one of these tops, running your local St. Paddy’s Day 5k, and then hitting up the Irish pub for a green Guinness. Even though that won’t happen this year, the Irish folks still love to show their pride, and can, in a variety of tops and bottoms. The St.Paddy’s Pack is new to the Mizuno apparel lineup, is made out of premium moisture-wicking fabric, and comes at a pocket-friendly price.


Bottoms: Women’s Alpha 4in Short and Men’s Alpha Jogger


I could easily insert my own opinion on both of these products, but I’d rather highlight the wonderful feedback I have received from other Mizuno employees and our rep force. The women’s Alpha 4in short is the #1 favorite bottom from our internal employees AND the women reps we have in the field. It fits multiple body types, has two side zipper pockets, allowing you flexibility in carrying almost anything on your run. I actually received a text from our Northern California rep, Jeff Camp, about the Men’s Alpha Jogger pant today. He called it “my favorite piece of apparel Mizuno has ever made.” Even though this is a “Spring Picks” article, the Alpha Jogger has such flexibility to be used as a serious running pant but also great to lounge around the house in. Plus, March isn’t always the end of winter these days.


Footwear: Wave Inspire 17


A much-anticipated update for us and the early feedback has been glowing! We’ve updated the heel wedge to MIZUNO ENERZY which has added a softness to this shoe that the previous models didn’t have. I run in neutral shoes but it’s become my go-to office shoe because of how comfortable it is. I particularly like our Push Color, the India Ink!


If you were our product manager, would your picks be the same? Let us know at @MizunoRunningUSA.

Published: March 2021

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