Brand: Highsnobiety x Mizuno
Model: Mizuno Wave Rider Phoenix
Key Features: Using Mizuno’s classic Wave Rider 1 silhouette, the Wave Rider Phoenix features military nylon mesh, nubuck, suede, and full-grain leather atop a white EVA midsole. Mizuno’s Runbird logo, the pull tab, mesh, and Wave plate appear in red, while other elements feature in shades of gray and a soft, pastel blue which is used on the underside of the tongue, outsole, and the toe box Runbird logo. Alluding to the shoe’s history as a runner, the upper features a reflective lace keeper and piping. Highsnobiety branding appears on the tongue, insole, heel counter, and pull tab.
Release Date: May 12
Price: $200 // €160
Buy: Selected sneaker retailers worldwide. See a full list at the bottom of the page.
Editor’s Notes: After the highly anticipated Highsnobiety x Mizuno Wave Rider Phoenix dropped on our online store and in-store at mita sneakers and Beams, the sneaker is seeing it’s much-anticipated worldwide release today, May 12.
Originally released in 1998, the Wave Rider 1 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has thus been reborn in its original form as the Wave Rider 1 OG, Wave Rider 1 No Borders, and now in collaboration with Highsnobiety as the Mizuno Wave Rider Phoenix.
As part of the launch, we recently shared a sneaker lookbook and video, as well as hosting an exclusive event for Gallery Weekend Berlin. Following the build-up, the sneaker is, at last, available worldwide from a network of respected retailers.
Check the Highsnobiety x Mizuno Wave Rider Phoenix out in the galleries above and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the project in the comments.
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- Producer: Rochelle Bambury
- Photography: Dominik Schulte & Ahmed Chrediy
- Photography Post Production: Manuel Carvalho
- DOP: Viktor Sloth
- Model: Nils Schoof
- Gaffer: David Schmitt
- Production Assistant: Constantin Vider
- Styling: Nina Hollensteiner
- Styling Assistant: Greta tettamanzi
- Hair & Make-up: Susanna Jonas