A Closer Look: HANON x Mizuno Contender

This January, HANON continues a partnership with Japanese sportswear brand Mizuno as we present part two of a second collaborative venture. Initially teased in 2021 alongside our Japanese football inspired capsule collection; a project that began in early 2020, finally comes to fruition.
The starting point for both the football apparel & the Contender runner was the Risso's Dolphin. Also known as the 'grampus dolphin' the animal is a prominent symbol of the city of Nagoya: the two golden grampus dolphins on the top of Nagoya Castle, and the Maru-Hachi (Circle eight), make up the city’s official emblem. The grampus - Risso’s dolphin, is also spotted off the coast in Scotland and features a distinctive grey body characterized by its unique ‘scored’ markings which appear over time. It was this unique natural quirk that provided the basis for our interpretation of Mizuno’s 90’s running classic, the Contender.
The HANON x Mizuno Contender launches at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE which is live now and will end on Friday 3rd February 12:00GMT.
- Please note this raffle has now closed.

Combining elements from the Risso’s dolphin, our HANON x Mizuno Contender features subtle grey markings applied to the nubuck toe cap and heel. The shiny silver mesh underlays are contrasted by a mix of luxe teal suede overlays, teal pebble leather on the tongue and heel, and the upper is finished with a pearly light teal leather Runbird with white backer. Details include an embroidered HANON Flame logo and Mizuno ‘M’ logo on opposing tongues, dual embroidered branding on the heels, a bespoke insole with markings and a collaborative logo lock up.
Each pair will be presented in a custom box with branded tissue paper and two extra lace sets.

Product Details -
SKU Code: D1GD212001
Colour: Silver / Trooper / Evergreen
Price: £120.00.
Size Break: UK 4 (US 4.5) / UK 4.5 (US 5.5) / UK 5 (US 6) / UK 5.5 (US 6.5) / UK 6 (US 7) / UK 6.5 (US 7.5) / UK 7 (US 8) / UK 7.5 (US 8.5) / UK 8 (US 9) / UK 8.5 (US 9.5) / UK 9 (US 10) / UK 9.5 (US 10.5) / UK 10 (US 11) / UK 10.5 (US 11.5) / UK 11 (US 12)
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