Tread Talks: Limited Edition Peachtree WAVEKNIT® R1

Peachtree WAVEKNIT® R1 is the limited edition 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race’s running shoe.  It’s new, its KNIT, it’s legit.

It’s the first time in Mizuno history that we’ve launching a new technology in honor of an event. So, about the talk about the new tech – WAVEKNIT®! It is an evolution of the proprietary WAVE Technology® incorporated into a WAVE designed KNIT upper.

Take a minute, examine the shoes sleek and smooth upper and you’ll notice a beautiful vector pattern design. Magic exists inside the raised, thick sections of the design lines of WAVEKNIT®. It provides securing properties to your foot, helping you land in the intended areas of the shoe platform with every stride. The flat, closer to foot knit areas of the upper stretch and expansion to allow the foot to naturally swell without comprising comfort.

But wait, there’s more, the Limited Edition Peachtree WAVEKNIT® R1 will feel eerily familiar underfoot as we’ve designed the shoe on none other than our tried and true Wave Rider 21 midsole.

At this point, you’ve most likely gotten your keys in your hand you’re heading for the door! 

Where can you try it on?    

Local running specialty stores in Georgia and Alabama would be a good place to start! That list includes:   

  • Big Peach Running Company
  • Fleet Feet Decatur
  • Fleet Feet Atlanta
  • Phidippides
  • Highland Runners
  • Classic City Running
  • Fleet Feet Huntsville
  • Fleet Feet Savannah
  • West Stride
  • Front Runners Chattanooga
  • Fleet Feet Johns Creek,
  • Runners Fit  

You can also find the Peachtree WAVEKNIT®R1 at Mizuno’s Experience Center located at The Battery Atlanta. 

Last, but not least you can head to the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo inside of the Georgia World Congress Center (Building C, Exhibit Hall C1, 362 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd.) to snag a pair of these red, white and blue classics.

When can you buy it?  
  • Normal business hours at local running specialty stores 
  • Mizuno’s Experience Center  
    • Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm
    • Sunday 12:00pm- 6:00pm. 
  • Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo 
    • July 2, 10:00am-6:00pm 
    • July 3, 10:00am-6:00pm



Stephen Pifer, Mizuno Shoe Guy

Stephen Pifer attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was an integral part of two National Cross Country Champion teams and became the schools first sub 4-minute miler. Stephen is a 14-year running industry veteran. He and his wife, Laura, have three sons.



Published: June 2018