Where to Buy Hikmet Sugör’s Mizuno Contender ‘Snowdrop’Release: 1 March 2023
News on this release was first published February 17, 2023.
Update February 24, 2023: The wider release for the Hikmet x Mizuno Contender ‘Snowdrop’ is near! A stack of retailers will be stocking the collaboration come March 1 – get all the information you need here.
German sneakersphere industry figure Hikmet Sugör is celebrating his 50th birthday in style, linking up with Mizuno for a limited release of the Contender. Known for online antics like eating ice cream out of the ‘Chunky Dunkys’, running his sneaker brand Sonra, and being the founder of Solebox, Sugör’s latest venture with the Mizuno Contender has been dubbed ‘Snow Drop’ – and it drops soon.
The duo have chosen an eclectic mix of material for the upper, opting for a pastel palette and utilising mesh and multiple layers of suede. Advanced cushioning and premium materials make way for a leather lining and sleek tongue. The inspiration behind this model is the snowdrop flower, aka Galanthus, which is recognised as a symbol of hope because it grows in early spring despite lingering cold weather.
The Hikmet x Mizuno Contender ‘Snowdrop’ will release on February 17 via the Sonra webstore, with a wider drop following on March 1.