In the past, you may have seen an elite athlete wearing a fantastic apparel item and said to yourself “I want that”, but the product was not available to the general public. Times are changing. In the last few seasons, adidas and Nike have made their respective elite level adizero and Race Day collections available to consumers. Last year Asics got into the game with their Total Impact Line (TIL). The latest player to join the fray is Mizuno, with their Global Elite collection.
Mizuno has long been known for advanced technical apparel, and the Global Elite Collection is their latest showcase. The collection is highlighted by a race singlet and split short and also includes an Aero Tee and the super light Cabrakan Jacket. The Aero Split Short is nearly as light as air and offers a modified half split for great range of motion. The short also offers a laser cut pattern for ventilation and reduced weight. Up top, the Aero Singlet demonstrates great attention to detail. Using a 4-needle flat lock stitch, the Aero singlet provides great comfort. It also has a burn-out mesh back for superior ventilation.
The Global Elite Collection will be available for men and women and is expected at Running Warehouse in early March, just in time for a Spring marathon. For those interested pairing Mizuno’s elite racing shoes with their race apparel, the Wave Ronin 3 ties into the Global Elite Collection and is now available in Antrhacite/Orange for men and White/Orange for women. The updated Wave Universe 4, Mizuno’s lightest racing shoe, will be available in Orange/Antrhacite in July 2011.