If you are looking to run in the 4th Peachtree Road Race this July, there is a shoe made especially for you.
Unveiled on Friday, April 13, the 3rd edition of the custom-designed Peachtree running shoe – the Limited Edition Peachtree WAVEKNIT® R1 – at an exclusive AJC Peachtree Road Race kick-off celebration at the Mizuno Experience Center in The Battery Atlanta, this shoe is something special to see. Taking inspiration from the American flag first knitted by Betsy Ross, the Peachtree WAVEKNIT® R1 embodies a patriotic red, white and blue theme featuring the iconic race badge, and is the first release of Mizuno’s knit technology in the U.S. market.
“The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a unique and beloved Atlanta tradition enjoyed and celebrated by runners and spectators of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. The excitement from runners and the demand for the custom shoe builds every year,” said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Mizuno USA Running. “As one of the most prestigious road races in the entire world, it was important for us to find the right balance between style and performance in the 2018 design and deliver a shoe all participants would be proud to wear in celebration of our nation’s birthday.”
Mizuno’s WAVEKNIT® technology delivers flexibility with the needed support in motion to guide a runner’s momentum forward. Combined with WAVEKNIT®, the custom Peachtree shoe features benefits similar to the beloved Wave Rider, including Cloudwave® technology, U4ic midsole and a premium cushioned sockliner. The show is ultra-comfortable and gives runners perfect support as they would make their way through the streets of Atlanta.
“The unveiling and release of Mizuno’s Limited Edition Peachtree shoe has quickly become one of the most anticipated annual traditions surrounding the AJC Peachtree Road Race,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “With the introduction of WAVEKNIT® technology, runners and walkers in this 49-year-old July 4th celebration will be on the cutting edge of comfort, performance and style as they head down Peachtree to Piedmont Park.”
In less than two week, you too can own this unique shoe, but you might want to pre-order now.
Previous editions of Mizuno’s custom Peachtree shoe sold out two weeks before the race. As an added benefit to Atlanta Track Club members, pre-sale of the 2018 edition opens Friday, April 13 online at AtlantaTrackClub.org. The shoe will also go on-sale for the public on Friday, April 27 at running specialty stores in the Atlanta area, the Mizuno Experience Center and online at MizunoUSA.com.
In its fourth year as the Official Footwear and Apparel Partner of Atlanta Track Club, Mizuno continues to push the envelope in design from custom footwear to exclusive apparel, all available at the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo held July 2-3, 2018.