beautiful people and Mizuno Drop a Skeletal Hybrid SneakerRelease: 15 January 2022
Founded by Comme des Garçons alum Hidenori Kumakiri, beautiful people are known for crafting garments that are simple, elegant and functional. After linking up with Mizuno for sneakers and a backpack in March of 2021, Kumakiri's brand is back yet again with another hybrid sneaker that combines elements from two different Mizuno designs for a skeletal look.
beautiful people's Mizuno shoe is without an official name, but it combines the upper of the stripped-back CHRONO INX 9 track and field spike with the full-foot INFINITY WAVE midsole that's used on models like the WAVE PROPHECY. Due to the cut and cored construction of both its top and bottom half, it offers a see-through look that can be paired with almost any type of coloured sock!
Besides the unique construction, the stripped-back sneaker also features co-branded detailing on its laces, a Velcro strap at the top of the tongue for enhanced lockdown and a heel tab for ease of entry and removal. Its all-white colourway is a follow-up to the above-mentioned first colab from 2021, which featured a two-tone black and white makeup.
The latest beautiful people x Mizuno colab is available now via Mizuno's Japanese web store and retailers like mita sneakers. Its MSRP is set at a tax-included ¥37,400, which translates to roughly $328.