Patta and Mizuno Are Back With a Third Sky Medal ColabRelease: 15 April 2022
After previous link-ups in 2018 and 2020, Patta and Mizuno are back again with their third collaborative take on the Sky Medal. Inspired by the rich red and earthy green shades found across Patta's recent in-line apparel collections, this third colab offers a mix of sport and lifestyle aesthetics atop a heritage design with a unique place in the Mizuno brand lineage!
Before it was a favoured silhouette for Patta colabs, the Sky Medal was a shoe with a singular purpose. It was debuted as an apres-competition sneaker for Mizuno athletes at the 1992 Olympic Games, intended to be worn by those athletes as they stood on medal stands. Even the great Carl Lewis – who would go on to spend most of his career repping Nike – sported the Sky Medal as he accepted gold medals for the long jump and the 4 x 100-metre relay.
Patta's take on the championship-inspired silhouette sees the above-mentioned mix of red and green shades roost atop a perforated cream base, with the latter appearing in bold fashion on the midfoot's RunBird logo while the latter is used as a secondary colour on the majority of the overlays. There's also a dash of tan on the tongue and top eyestays to round off the look.
Expect the Patta x Mizuno Sky Medal to release via the Patta webstore and other select retailers on April 15. A retail price has yet to be revealed.