Mizuno’s Wave Rider series dates back nearly 20 years and spans dozens of silhouettes, the latest being the Wave Rider Beta. Shortly after introducing the brand-new model, Mizuno is already looking for collaborators to bring to the table as it has tapped Japanese imprint BEAMS for a co-branded take on the new sneaker.
Marking the fifth link-up between the two, the BEAMS x Mizuno Wave Rider Beta follows suit with BEAMS’ neutral color palette as the model features tan and white shades throughout its design. Across the upper, we see a hemp underlay allowing the tan suede panels around the mudguard, eyestays, midfoot, and heel shine. Mizuno’s dragon-like logo gets placed near the midfoot while the upper forgoes any overt nods to BEAMS’ presence on the model. Tonal-colored laces match the underlays and rest below the brandless window atop the tan suede tongue. Underfoot sits a brownish-tan foam midsole and outsole that matches the same shade utilized on the sockliner.
The BEAMS x Mizuno Wave Rider Beta will be released on April 1st, 2023, through BEAMS and Mizuno online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at ¥24,200 (approx $180 USD). Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
BEAMS x Mizuno Wave Rider Beta
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