5 Jul

One would expect a bump in traffic and corporate exploitation of moments these days but leading the course of COUTH & ETIQUETTE are company’s like McDonalds and Mizunos showing that WE THE PEOPLE are not being taken for being Sheeple.

Photographers do what photographers do which is  get your shot in moments and THEN- shoot everything else in between including, guilty here, shoot shots between Sara Palin’s legs. Yes, I admit it. Been there done that. Hey…. Snappers were corralled with no way out so I took that shot which became HOT HOT HOT.

The photographer who photographed Texas State Senator’s Mizunos took the phenomenal shoe in a new direction- down the garden path into politics and faith, a haute conversation in Texas. And then?

That is the point. Mizuno didn’t exploit their Shoe Shot Moment of Fame. Sellers on Amazon did. Can you imagine someone put THAT same shoe type up for sale for over $10,000 smackeroos? AND THEN….

The rest of the story.

THAT not being enough selling a shoe at that markup, someone dug deep into the politics beyond sports opening a doorway I hope to lead readers into a new direction of support for Mizuno and their president Robert Puccini, now, noted on the net for having donated at least twice to the RNC, Republican National Committee, AND… THEN, horror of horror he invoked his American right to vote… Puccini voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

Got to love irony! Don’t ‘cha. For all the women (and others) who ran out to buy Wendy’s shoes and a stand for Pro-Choice, ya’ stood for Capitalism in support of the 1% and entreprenuerism. Love love love American justicia….

Mizuno took the middle road on their website posting response to their boost in Post Wendy’s Stand sales:

Media and consumers’ response via social media nearly doubled traffic to our site and lifted the Wave Rider 16 product page to be the number one viewed page.  All in all, the excitement this event has drawn to our brand and running has been tremendous and unexpected…. As you do, we love talking about running and introducing new consumers to our quality product. However, this conversation did not start out as a running conversation, thus we have limited our engagement to date. We are fortunate to have benefitted from this conversation and do appreciate Ms. Davis selecting our quality athletic footwear for her “endurance” event; however we do not have a corporate position related to the topic she presented.”

MIZUNO’s PHILOSOPHY: “Never Settle™ is more than just a tagline. It’s our calling. Our way of seeing the world. And the rallying cry for our entire company.”

MIZUNO’s INNOVATION: “Breakthroughs come by leadership and discovery, not by following others. Our R&D teams will stop at nothing to give athletes the gear they need to perform their best.”

MIZONO’s LEADERSHIP: “At Mizuno, we challenge ourselves each day to innovate and constantly improve.  And our leaders not only are seasoned in their respective sports but also inspire us to make the world a better place through participation in sports.”

ABOUT MIZUNO USA: “Mizuno USA, Inc.’s roots stem from its parent company Mizuno Corporation. Mizuno Corporation was established in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. Today, Mizuno USA is located in Norcross, GA and continues to manufacture and distribute high quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear….Since our founding, we have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and providing sports equipment of the highest quality. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. That was true over 100 years ago and is still true today. It is evident in our corporate philosophy which, simply stated, is “Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports.” Our product development strategy is to create products with features that enhance athlete performance and are unique to only Mizuno. These technological advancements make our sporting equipment and apparel go the extra mile and keep you in tip top playing form no matter the sport or the conditions.  We believe in making products that work in harmony with your body, helping you to be the best athlete you can be.”

So pony up Republicans and people who love life. Stand tall in your Mizunos knowing you celebrate the American way that Wendy’s stance was firm on Mizuno’s beliefs of Hard Work & No Free Ride. Maybe us Conservatives have a little bit of Japanese Resilience and Morality to embrace. The NEXT TIME someone challenges your politics citing Wendy’s 11 hour stand in Sushi colored shoes, wink back, relish and say: “yah and a Conservative’s ideals helped her do it… caching!!!” Buy, Buy, Buy Mizunos! And BYE BYE BYE Wendy

Mizunos for everyone… (oh, they really truly are amazing shoes…)


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