Grounds' Moopie Sneaker Is Bigger and More Bulbous Than Ever

Now available at UJNG for $305 USD.

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Japanese designer Mikio Sakabe continues to explore what’s possible in the world of footwear with his latest Grounds release, the Moopie, which has just landed at the London concept store UJNG in two classic colorways.

Following on from Grounds’ vast SS21 collection and a Walter Van Beirendonck partnership comes this new silhouette, the Moopie. Like the “Wearable Jewelry” silhouette, the focus and attention of the shoe is all centered on its sole unit, which here is even more inflated and bulbous than before.

For the Moopie, five segmented sole unit bubbles sit underneath the shoe and bulge out at all angles, looking as if the sole unit has morphed into its own entity. It curves and dives, looking as if it’s swole and completely separate from the upper that sits on top, but in fact, the design is strategic as it works to support the entire body when being worn.

As for the upper, the Moopie is served in Grounds’ usual knitted affair. Here, it comes in black or white, with the knitted uppers sporting an engineered pattern that provides structural support to the otherwise loose uni-piece look.

Take a look at Grounds’ Moopie sneakers above, and pick them up from UJNG now for £225 GBP (approximately $305 USD).

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