Mizuno and Calico Jack 

6th anniversary edition sneakers

It’s been 6 years since Calico Jack first opened their doors. Mizuno offered them the chance to take one of their creations and run with it. Daan and Calico jack wracked their brains and the end result was released in August 2019: the Mizuno & Calico Jack SMU. The colour white has always been very interesting. With a white object the focus automatically transfers to its design, instead of its colour. In art and architecture, the emphasis of the object is about form, functionality, materials. Light and shadow play makes other aspects of the object stand out: the structure, texture and shape. This Mizuno shoe is the same. The combination of soft and hard materials, the use of geometric forms on an organically knitted upper.

Artists have always used the colour white in a lot of different ways. It makes us look at an object in a way we would not be able to if the artist used a lot of colour. Daan was inspired by a building completely packed in white, white pyramids on a wall, white light, hallucinating white cones and of course the white shark. All existing works of art.

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