I’m sure that Mizuno wasn’t expecting a Texas filibuster to be the impetus behind their next bestseller.
Senator Wendy Davis and her 11-hour filibuster have been huge news all week, especially across social media channels. Davis, a runner, wore the Rouge Red / Apple Green Mizuno Wave Rider 16 running shoes for her epic filibuster.
Mizuno is reporting big sales. Amazon shows the Wave Rider as the top-selling women’s shoe in all shoe categories, not just running shoes.
The Amazon reviews have also taken on a life of their own. Blog posts about the funniest or most clever Amazon Mizuno Wave Rider shoe reviews are popping up left and right.
There is no shortage of Mizuno-related / Stand with Wendy memes, including a great painting by Lauren Kaelin.
Know Your Memes has a timeline and overview, including Kill the Bill and The Woman Who Refused to Sit Down.
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