Saucony Jazz Original “Windbreaker” – Aqua Grey/Cream ($70)
1981 saw the release of the first of many Saucony Jazz models, highlighted with an outsole that promoted balance for runners. A “windbreaker” version hits our shelves with an aqua grey waxed nylon upper with contrasting light grey hits of suede. A white and aqua EVA midsole and a gum colored outsole finish off the model for a clean vintage look.
Woodgrain and mixed brown tones cover the upper in this “Woodburn” edition of the Saucony Grid SD HT. Debossed leather provides the striated, wood-like pattern, while Wolverine Silkee suede and 3M hits on the heel round out this autumn-themed offering from the Massachusetts-based sneaker makers.
Feature x Saucony Courageous “Belgian Waffle” ($120)
Part 2 of Feature’s “Breakfast Pack” utilizes the same Courageous model seen on the first drop, this time in a “Belgian Waffle” theme. A mix of brown and yellow premium satins and suedes drapes the upper, with nubuck quarter panels and leather accents for added material contrast. The “S” logo on the lateral features purple, pink and green 3M pops, a nod to the fruit and mint garnish found atop of waffles. Feature branding on the heel and custom insoles add the finishing touch.
Sneakers76 x Saucony Shadow 5000 – Red/White/Blue ($120)
Southern Italy’s Sneakers76 celebrated their 10 year anniversary in 2016, and this Saucony Shadow collaborative model pays homage to the legend of the God Taras, which has a connection to the founding of the boutique’s home. Premium leather and suede drape the upper, which also features a woodgrain heel and other unique details like the trident on the tongue and the shop’s logo on the footbed.
Feature x Saucony Courageous – “Bacon & Eggs” ($120)
Vegas’ Feature tackles the Saucony Courageous and gives it a whimsical breakfast theme of bacon and eggs. With a mix of suede and textured leather, there are earth tones alongside pink and yellow on the upper with a bacon strip and and egg yolk on the footbeds, along with debossed Feature branding on the heels.
The Just Blaze x Packer x Saucony Grid SD “Casino” will release this Friday, October 16th from 11am to 7pm at a special pop-up space located at Wallplay in NYC’s Lower East Side (118 Orchard Street).
The Grid SD will be sold as a bundle pack, featuring limited edition items that will be available exclusively at the NYC pop-up shop. In addition to the shoes, the bundle will contain the roulette graphic tote bag, t-shirt and a customized set of Bicycle playing cards and cee-lo dice housed in a special acrylic case.
The Reversible Bucket Hat ($30 USD) will also be exclusive to the pop-up shop, but will be sold separately from the bundle pack.
As a special addition, we’ll have an official Packer by Just Blaze roulette table on hand, where customers can spin the wheel for a chance to win their Casino bundle for free.
For those not able to make it out to the pop-up, a limited quantity of the “Casino” Grid SD will be available online through our webshop at 12 noon EST on Saturday, October 17th. This Packer Shoes worldwide exclusive release will be available only through the pop-up shop and online drop and will not be available at other retailers.
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.).