HANON for Mizuno: "Ceremony of Tea" Pack

HANON for Mizuno
This month sees Mizuno return with their latest pack featuring a brace of styles from the Japanese sportswear supremos. Dubbed the "Ceremony of Tea" Pack this two-part drop puts 90's running styles the Contender and Sky Medal centre stage as both receive tasteful makeovers inspired by traditional Japanese tea. 

To shoot the Mizuno "Ceremony of Tea" Pack we thought it was only appropriate to go and sip some tea! With a thirst for some tea we headed for local spot HEA. (Located in Aberdeen's historic Castlegate area) We advise sticking the kettle on and  scrolling down to view the feature and further acquaint yourself with this latest offering from Mizuno.

Both the Mizuno Contender & Sky Medal are available online now via the button below!

"By taking a page out of the depth of Zen Philosophy, Mizuno has tapped into the spiritual happenings that surround a participants’ outer-body experience when indulging in a tea ceremony. During the harmonious process, one removes themselves from the mundane world that we all share, taking preliminary steps in seeking solitude within a sanctum of inner peace."

"Though, to hone the art of serving tea is by no means a minor feat; a host’s journey may take decades, illuminating a path littered with philosophical studies, aesthetics, artistic immersion and taintless calligraphy in tow. As a guest, your enjoyment is deemed to be a crucial piece of this enchanting practice."

In 2021, Mizuno revisited Junko Haranda’s Contender for the first time since it appeared in a 1995 running catalog. Fundamentally, the Contender drives Transpower technology into the heart of a single density, compression moulded EVA foam midsole. Transpower aligns Sorbothane with the original impact toresponse H2 build found in golf balls.

A luxe long 'hairy' suede defines the upper as the Runbird logo, toe wrap and heel feature this material application. We see the same material utilised on the tongue with a matcha green finish with white embroidered branding details. mesh underlays and a tonal white sole unit complete the blocking.
Hitting shelves in 1993, the Sky Medal was first seen at Barcelona’s ’92 Olympic Games gracing the feet of a certain track and field icon. Underfoot, Toshiya Horioka’s reworked classic maintains signature detailing, whilst leaning heavily upon Mizuno’s eye for moulded EVA tooling around stylized Transtab cushioning. Much like the Contender also dropping in the pack, we're treated to a luxe 'long' suede application as well as cuts of premium mesh to really dial in the point of difference in textures.


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