Mizuno USA, Inc. announced that their new Wave® Elixir™ running shoe has been awarded the “Best Debut” award, while the Mizuno Wave Creation 7 takes home the “Best Update” award from Runner’s World magazine, in their March 2006 Shoe Buyer’s Guide.

The “Best Debut” honor goes to the shoe that the Runner’s World editors believe is the best new shoe being released to market in the near future, and the “Best Update” award goes to a pre-existing model, but one that has been updated and the most improved for that season. These two awards bring the total amount of awards that Mizuno has received from Runner’s World magazine to an impressive 19 since 1999.

“At Mizuno we are constantly improving upon design and technology that enhances the running experience,” said Tom Elwell, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA Athletic Division. “The number of Editors’ Choice, Best Update, and Best Debut awards that Mizuno has received from Runner’s World is a testament to our Global Research & Design team, the performance Mizuno running shoes provide, and the effectiveness of our patented Wave Technology.”