Peachtree Corners, GA – (July 28, 2022) –Mizuno has revealed the new S.S. Lazio home and away uniforms for the 2022-2023 season, marking the official start of the partnership between the Italian club and the Japanese brand.
Both parties recently sealed a multi-year deal to supply the Italian club’s soccer uniform. In celebration of the new partnership, Mizuno and Lazio collaborated on designing the new season jerseys that pay homage to the club’s tradition and values.
The classic sky blue home jersey features the club’s iconic eagle, Olimpia, with a clean and timeless embossed repeated graphic running diagonally on the front of the jersey. The shirt, along with Mizuno’s logo on the sleeves and on the front, is finished with the club’s crest on the top left.
The away jersey is an all-black uniform accented with ocean blue trim. It features an abstract multi-color club graphic print that symbolizes “Olimpia“ in full flight during a night game at Stadio Olimpico.
“Olimpia is very symbolic to S.S. Lazio,” said Mizuno’s Head of Global Marketing, Mark Kaiway: “We integrated it into the design of the jersey to inspire courage and pride in the players and fans who wear it. Talking about pride, the same counts for all of us at Mizuno. The partnership with S.S. Lazio marks our comeback to Serie A, and we look forward to contributing to the club’s success and bringing high-quality products to the team and the fans. Exactly in line with the Japanese ‘Kaizen’ philosophy; the continuous drive for improvement.”
Lazio president Claudio Lotito shares the same enthusiasm for the new partnership: “Together with Mizuno, we want to open a great season of success: it is a highly recognizable brand, which I am sure will be able to accompany Lazio’s desire for victories well, enhancing the club’s symbol and colors in an innovative way. Let’s start together with great goals.”
The new season’s jerseys are manufactured from breathable and 100% recycled polyester. This is a joint effort from both parties to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, but that’s not all. Mizuno is continually striving to reduce its environmental impact by using high-performance and eco-friendly materials in the manufacturing process; this will be a standard feature of future jerseys and products for this partnership.
The first uniforms S.S. Lazio players wore at the official Uniform presentation are now auctioned on eBay. The proceeds will be donated to the “Elemosineria del Santo Padre,” represented by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, to reconstruct a pediatric oncology ward in Ukraine. The authenticity of the jersey is certified by a commemorative patch that is applied to the collar.
About Mizuno USA:
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the world’s largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, volleyball, swimming, and tennis equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Peachtree Corners, Ga. Mizuno is also committed to increasing the availability of sporting equipment and promoting sports through supporting athletes and sponsoring both performance sports and lifestyle events. Mizuno is dedicated to creating products with dynamic features that enhance athlete performance using technological advancements that are unique to the company. Mizuno sporting goods are crafted with performance and sustainability at the core to help athletes deliver their best performance regardless of the sport or the conditions.
About S.S. Lazio:
S.S. Lazio is an Italian club with a long and rich history. The club was founded in 1900 and is Rome’s first Soccer team. They are two-time winners of Serie A and seven-time winners of Coppa Italia. They won the UEFA Cup in 1999 and were Super Cup Winners that same year. The club’s chairman is Claudio Lotito, and Maurizio Sarri coaches the team.