“Did you see the game last night?” A question asked by many every Monday morning in the UK… For this latest project, Footpatrol has partnered up with Mizuno for a second time this year, centering their focus on the nation’s favorite sport, soccer.
They pay homage to the love of the game with the arrival of the Footpatrol x Mizuno Post Match collection. Designed with both sneaker enthusiasts & soccer fans in mind, this eclectic range combines seamless astroturf style with Mizuno’s timeless functionality that continues to inspire a new generation of sports enthusiasts.
Kicking off this authentic partnering is their recreation of the ‘95 Mizuno Contender silhouette, arriving in Premium nubuck material in irongate gray that sets the tone for this soccer-focused design. Premium soccer boot leather is applied to the toe box – a nod to Mizuno’s soccer boot with the same material equipped on the tongue that is further spot-varnished with Mizuno and Footpatrol brand logos. Washed suede outskirts the toe cap and outer heel collar, while reflective detailing graces the lateral heel.
Patent leather is the material of choice for the Runbird insignia, hallmarking the sidewall with some brand heritage, with further Footpatrol branding etched to the heel in gold. Pops of turquoise outline the Runbird moniker, as well as a feature on the insole, inner tongue, and parts of the treaded outsole. To finish, an EVA molded midsole supplies cloud-like cushioning with each stride.
Championing soccer nostalgia, we continue our Mizuno ‘Post Match’ collection with the addition of a soccer jersey sitting alongside the footwear. Arriving in a split gray and black color combination, our Jersey features an ‘FP’ monogram adorned to the left side of the chest, accompanied by our own recreation of the Scudetto moniker, taking colors from the progress pride flag to promote equality in not only Soccer but all areas of life.
Respective Mizuno labeling adorns the other side of the chest in a turquoise hue, with local Soho-based record store ‘Reckless Records’ acting as a shirt sponsor that is featured across the mid-chest. Additional features include ‘EST. 2002’ lettering that appears on the left arm signifying the year Footpatrol first opened, our bar logo that is printed on the right arm, with a brand lock-up logo completing the front with some co-branding heritage. On the reverse, the ‘20’ printed squad number was designed to call out our anniversary year, with inspiration taken from early premier league numbers.
Shop the Footpatrol x Mizuno collection here.
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About Mizuno USA:
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the world’s largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, volleyball, swimming, and tennis equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Peachtree Corners, GA.