THE 60/40 PACK
Boston based Saucony Originals have teamed up with leading outdoor brand Penfield to offer 3 new spins on their Shadow Original, scheduled for release this November 2014.
As fellow brands from ‘The City On A Hill’, Saucony have utilised Penfield’s outdoor heritage and fabric knowledge to create a contemporary shoe that wouldn’t look out of place on a 1980’s New England trail.
Finding inspiration through Penfield’s extensive garment archives, Saucony have consulted the brand’s broad fabric library to find a material suited to the comparatively more intense stitching required for footwear, whilst sitting well alongside their premium leathers and suede. The Penfield 60/40 Cotton-Nylon which is used across some of the brand’s most recognisable products was the perfect contender, both from a performance and style perspective. A tough and durable Teflon-coated fabric, the 60/40 Cotton-Nylon has been used by the brand since its inception in 1975 and is now its most iconic material.
To further cement their outdoor heritage onto the Shadow Original, Penfield have added an iconic reference with the addition of a hiking boot lace loop, hiking inspired laces and their Classic logo stitched onto the tongue to complete the shoe.
The Saucony Originals x Penfield 60/40 Shadow Original consists of a combination 60/40 material and suede upper for long-lasting durability, with a padded collar and tongue to ensure a comfortable fit. A polyurethane midsole offers support and durability whilst Saucony’s Ionic Cushioning System provides heel cushioning upon impact.
Thanks to CS visuals for the exclusive video now showing on High Snobiety, you can also read more about the Saucony Originals x Penfield collaboration and check out the collection images as an exclusive on Hypbeast, HERE.
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