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CUPRA x MIKAKUS.

A Barcelona-based footwear collaboration.

Who is MIKAKUS?

MIKAKUS is born from a collective of like-minded people who believe in the same values, and share the same passions. Established in Barcelona, MIKAKUS puts the greatest care into its craft and wholly believes in the power of core materials and what can be done with them. They also keep a lookout for creators who match their values - brands with which they can fuse their passion - formulating new products to exquisite and perfect detail.

CUPRA x MIKAKUS

CUPRA brings a contemporary vision of sportiness to automotive design. Made up of people who strive to create a world around experiences and performance, the brand joins forces with those who share their mindset.

Now, the two brands come together to design a footwear collection. They share an intrinsic passion for Craft, living fiercely and intensely, for savouring every moment that life has to offer, and they plan to use this to develop functional and sophisticated pieces.

A focus on the collection

The main inspiration behind this collaboration is the CUPRA Formentor - the brand’s first bespoke model, made up of 100% CUPRA DNA.

CUPRA and MIKAKUS set about creating footwear worthy of turning heads, just as the aerodynamic CUPRA Formentor does. The two unique brands were eager to join forces and combine their vision for remarkable pieces.

With that, the MIKAKUS x CUPRA footwear line was born, comprising two sneaker models built for maximum comfort, boasting a slim silhouette and contemporary design. The exclusive sneakers will be launched under the names Paddock and Garage. Each sneaker has been designed to the utmost detail, simultaneously echoing the essence of CUPRA and MIKAKUS.

The shoes are designed in Barcelona by Edwin Battistini and handmade in Europe.

The materials that will be used for this collection are a mixture of quality leather, neoprene and textile. The soles will be made of the latest generation EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) and high-frequency polyurethane film, for an especially light shoe. The sneakers will incorporate state-of-the-art technology for maximum comfort.

The colour palette is inspired by the colours of the CUPRA Formentor as well as the MIKAKUS shoe palette. Petrol Blue reflects the exterior colour of the Formentor. In addition, the sneakers incorporate elements of Dark Aluminium as seen on the Formentor exterior detailing and Copper, an homage to the CUPRA logo.

Paddock

The MIKAKUS x CUPRA Paddock redefines design concepts. With a modern knit upper, these slip-on sneakers have a chunky light EVA sole that delivers maximum comfort thanks to its cushioning effect. They include lace-up fastening, a branded footbed and rear logo tab as well as top quality finishes like metal eyelets and leather details.

To shop Paddock and CUPRAxMIKAKUS, visit the official MIKAKUS website.

Garage

The MIKAKUS x CUPRA Garage, with its premium leather upper, offers a polished surface and a vulcanized relief gradient inspired by the upholstery of the CUPRA Formentor. This model features a rounded toe and a front closure with polyester laces and metal eyelets. The shoe is finished with a cupsole-type EVA sole, providing a padded effect for absolute comfort. The Garage model comes in two colours: Petrol Blue and White.

To shop Garage and CUPRAxMIKAKUS, visit the official MIKAKUS website.

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