Forelle & Mizuno
Since 2016, Forelle & Mizuno maintain a strong partnership. From the moment that we started selling Mizuno, we became official supplier & exclusive dealer in Europe. Forelle is the place-to-be when it comes to buying your favourite Mizuno baseball and softball equipment. Mizuno sells for example bats, bags, batting gloves, helmets, protective gear, shoes and training/umpire equipment accessories. Curious about what Mizuno is all about? Keep on reading!
Mizuno was founded in 1906 as Mizuno Brothers, Ltd. by Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo, in Osaka. The shop sold Western sundries, including baseballs, and then in 1907 began to sell order-made athletic wear. In 1910 the shop moved to Umeda-Shinmichi and its name was changed to Mizuno Shop. In 1913 the firm began to manufacture baseballs and gloves. In 1933 Mizuno presented Star Line, the first Japanese made golf clubs. By 1935 its golf club showroom was the world's largest. In 1941 the company name was changed to Mizuno Co., Ltd, and has remained the same since. During World War II, Mizuno manufactured military ordnance for Japan's war effort.
The first American factory was established in Los Angeles, under the denomination American Mizuno in 1961. During the following years, Mizuno signed sponsorship deals with some of the most prominent personalities in sports, such as track and field athlete Carl Lewis, the All Blacks rugby team, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, for most of his years in the NFL, the Manu Samoa rugby team, Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, and golf player Nick Faldo.
To gain a foothold in the baseball glove market in the United States, the mobile "Mizuno Baseball Workshop" was introduced in the late 1970s to service major league clubs during spring training in Arizona and Florida. The forty-foot (12 m) van contained extensive leather-working equipment, manned by two skilled Japanese craftsmen, to produce made-to-order gloves and repair all brands.
Mizuno sells many different shoes in many different colours and sizes. Mizuno shoes having a sleek design and a natural fit for all foot types. The rib constructions of the shoes are a combination of enhanced stability, flexibility, and traction while reducing stud and pressure, providing superior comfort during long games. Some shoes have spikes who are constructed with a high-end molded TPU material that is suitable for all field types, making it a perfect option for players needing a non-metal cleat. Mizuno footwear designers analysed players’ foot direction and pressure points while playing on a full spectrum of surfaces to engineer a high, dense, multi-directional stud configuration.
Mizuno batting gloves are available in different colours and sizes. Mizuno batting gloves features a nonslip palm for an enhanced grip and a more stable swing. The neoprene wristband provides comfort around the wrist for better feel, while a QuickAdjust strap gives players a quick and secure fit.
Mizuno helmets are available in different colours and sizes and a solid matte finish. The helmets are constructed with a durable ABS plastic shell and an EVA Foam inner core for superior protection and interior comfort. They have corners with pre-marked hole locations for mask placement.
The Mizuno wooden bats are available in many different colours and sizes. They are extremely lightweight and have a durable design to make the bats an ideal choice for infield and outfield work. They also made with a speed-Helix grip to provide added comfort.
Mizuno has different types of bags. They have wheeled bags, backpacks, mesh bags, duffels, stick bags and ball totes available in different colours.
The backpacks have a J hook fence clip to hang your bag on the fence during the game to keep it out of the dirt. It also has Felted valuables pocket to keep cell phones or any other valuables safe while competing on the field. Furthermore is it easily to be used for house your batting helmet or cleats. And the bat sleeves easily holds two bats on each side or a water bottle pouch.
The wheeled bags have a J hook fence clip to hang your bag on the fence during the game to keep it out of the dirt. They are very lightweight and have a ventilated side storage pocket. The padded handle is made for good comfort and the durable wheels are made to hold up to the rigors of a season. They also have a shoe compartment to store your spikes and have Detachable shoe pouch panel for logo embroidery. The bat sleeve compartment fits up to four bats.