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; the wait is finally over as we present a HANON edition of the Mizuno Contender.

The grampus dolphin is a prominent symbol 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, also known as the Risso’s dolphin, can be seen off the coast in Scotland and has a distinctive grey body characterised 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. 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. The HANON x Mizuno Contender will be available 11 Feb. 23 in Store & Online !

Product added to wishlist
Product added to compare.

We’ve updated the information on the use
of your personal data contained in our
Privacy and Cookies Policy.

We use our own and third-party cookies to
improve your experience and our services,
and to analyse the use of our website. If
you continue browsing, we take that to
mean that you accept their use.