Saucony x Bodega Elite G9 Spring & Summer '13

Mar 18th 2013

Boston's Bodega is one of the countries finest establishments when it comes to sneakers and particularly those of a limited run. More than just a store the guys behind it are clearly unparalleled taste-makers. They've already worked their magic on some of Saucony's most historic silhouettes and this season they continue to do so, using two G9 models as their canvas. In the past the collaborations have went from being relatively slept on to internet famous and gone in a matter of hours so we're pretty excited to have these under our roof, even if it's just for a few days. They come from the brand's Elite tier, a tier concerned with designing footwear that's just that little bit different and a cut above their mainline line-up.

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Both the Shadow 5 and Shadow 6 are treated to an attractive midsole and a myriad of mish mashed panels that result in a bold and brash aesthetic. We've seen a little criticism for these being perhaps too out there but for us, that's what makes these worth owning. Saucony have always been a cult choice, quietly bubbling under the surface renowned for comfort and unassuming beauty. All of their models stay true to the brand's athletic roots and these two are particularly good examples, suitable for performance as well as looking pretty.

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Both models are now online in limited quantities so if these are to your liking its probably best not to hang around. Don't forget that we've also got some of Saucony's core models too including the infamous Grid 9000 and the Shadow Original, all silhouettes for the knowing footwear connoisseur.

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Saucony Grid 9000

Mar 14th 2013

In a world of weekly releases from the likes of Nike and adidas, it's easy for a sportswear brand to become overlooked. Saucony however, have always stayed quietly beneath the surface, renowned for comfort and quality but never quite hitting the big time in terms of mass popularity. 2013 though, will hopefully see a resurgence as the brand put forward a slew of their most revered models including the infamous Grid 9000.

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It's a bold model echoing the design ideals of the 1990s but somehow still looking relevant in today's market. It's inception back then was a revelation, utilising a neoprene sock much like the coveted Nike Huarache but still appearing original and slightly unusual. This type of footwear technology is absolutely unrivalled and there have been few advancements in the comfort stakes since. In terms of aesthetic the 'Grid 9000' is daring but beautiful nonetheless. It's many panels facilitate great experimentation which could be the reason every colorway seems to come out looking so good, because almost every component can be customized to create new and exciting results.

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As well as looking the part the Grid 9000 is also geared for perfromance with it offering stabilized comfort, almost hugging the foot as you pound the pavement. It was originally designed as a long distance runner so you can be confident it's more than up to the task of keeping you comfortable on your day to day errands. As we mentioned, Saucony's 2013 efforts are pretty striking and we have two excellent colourways in the Grid 9000 as well as another two in the Shadow. All are available to buy now through our website with more colourways arriving throughout the year.

 

 

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