Last summer, we teamed up with Saucony and legendary hip-hop producer, Just Blaze, to pay homage to one of the 1990’s most infamous apparel pieces. The “Snow Beach” Grid 9000 brought the colors and details from the iconic jacket to life in sneaker form, and now, a year later, we’ve joined forces once again to honor another notorious item from a certain revered American clothing brand’s storied back catalog. Originally released in 1993, the “Casino” button-down has become a grail item for collectors over the years, and this month, we’ll be giving the motif a new twist by way of the Saucony Grid SD.
The shoe features a red base done up in a combination of premium suede and a ripstop nylon material that captures the look of the grid pattern found on the shirt. Green synthetic suede references the feel of a casino table’s felt and “00” and “36” are embroidered onto the heels as a nod to the first and last numbers on the roulette wheel. Additional features include a roulette wheel graphic on the tongue label, reflective 3M accents and co-branded lace plaques and sockliners. Last but not least, the left shoe sports one white dot to represent the roulette ball.
In addition to the Grid SD, the “Casino” collection will also include a t-shirt, tote bag, bucket hat and a set of custom Bicycle cards and dice.
To celebrate the release, we’ll be doing a special pop-up shop in New York City’s Lower East Side on Friday, October 16th at the Wallplay space (118 Orchard St.).
Additional details to be announced on Monday.