Brand: La MJC x Mizuno
Model: Mondo Control
Key Features: Monochromatic design; leather, suede, and mesh construction; reflective 3M detail; tonal branding and laces.
Release Date: June 22
Buy: Club 75 in Paris
Editor’s Notes:Mizuno is celebrating the fourth anniversary of Parisian boutique Club 75 with a commemorative collaboration alongside La MJC. For the project the two come together on Mizuno’s Mondo Control, which was introduced in 1994 as a part of the brand’s Mondo series.
The Mondo Control was characterized by its signature stabilizer running through the shoe. This design element served as inspiration for Mizuno’s Wave technology which debuted in 1997 with the Wave Rider sneaker. Now, La MJC is the first imprint to collaborate on the Mondo Control.
“I wanted to re-introduced the magic silhouette to the world without touching it too much, as its design is so strong and pure already,” says La MJC founder Michael Dupouy. “Keeping things chic and classic I opted for a full white and full black duo, with premium materials, mesh, suede, leather and a subtle touch of 3M. Going too crazy on this one was unnecessary, as my first idea was to make sure you will remember the model, and enjoying it as we were still in 1994.”
Limited to just 75 pairs of each colorway, the “Carte Blanche” and “Or Noir” La MJC x Mizuno Mondo Control release on June 22 at Club 75 in Paris, again, in celebration of the store’s fourth anniversary.
Between 1993 and 1996, the “Mondo” series were the top running collection from Japanese brand Mizuno. Born in 1994, amongst the series, the Mondo Control model made History and was characterized by its very particular stabilizer going through all the shoe until the forefoot. This iconic stabilizer inspired a few years after the legendary “Wave” technology, introduced in 1997 with the Wave Rider model….A shoe I was honored to work on last year, as my first project with Mizuno. Today, I’m even more honored to be the first one globally to be able to work on the Mondo Control. I wanted to re-introduced the magic silhouette to the world without touching it too much, as its design is so strong and pure already. Keeping things chic and classic I opted for a full white and full black duo, with premium materials, mesh, suede, leather and a subtle touch of 3M. Going to crazy on this one was unnecessary, as my first idea was to make sure you will remember the model, and enjoying it as we were still in 1994. La MJC for Mizuno Mondo Control “Carte Blanche” and “Or Noir” models will both release at the occasion of Club 75 flagship 4th anniversary, on June 22nd, exclusively in Paris. Both pairs are numbered and (obviously) limited to….75 pairs each! You are welcome to get yours at the store from 11.30 in the morning and then party with the crew from 4pm til early evening. Music, drinks, birthday cakes on us! #lamjc#mizuno#mondocontrol
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