Japan-based Mizuno saves on the environmental impact of color dyeing with the launch of the aptly-named “Undyed Pack.” It was developed as a love letter to nature, paying homage to all of Mother Earth’s splendor.
Three of Mizuno’s models got the Undyed treatment, those being the Contender S, the Sky Medal S, and the City Wind S. This trilogy mixes both older classics with more modern silhouettes, catering to all style aficionados.
The shoes feature a minimalist Japanese aesthetic with the Enso Symbol on the tongue, a sacred symbol with many meanings that relate to the circular nature of life. This design conveys the idea of infinite space that doesn’t need anything and already has everything, symbolizing wholeness.
Designed with this simplicity and raw beauty in mind, the collection has a neutral color palette that lets the shapes of the four sections shine. The materials used for the sneaker are cotton, suede, gum and cork, and through forgoing the dying process and maintaining the natural colors of the materials, the idea of simplicity is reinforced, while also presenting a more Earth-friendly approach to design.
To note, the suede is animal-derived, and therefore not vegan.