Saucony Originals have teamed up with footwear giant Offspring to offer 2 fresh spins on the brand’s iconic Shadow 6000, taking their influence from classic colours from the Saucony archive and the streets of London’s Covent Garden. For the first time ever Saucony Originals have produced a fully unisex collaboration, with both colourways being available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes.
Inspired by the ‘We Run’ slogan found on the boxes of Saucony’s performance running shoes, the name ‘Running Since.. 96’ pays homage to the year Offspring launched their first store on Neal Street in Covent Garden, just yards from where they now share a space with the Saucony ‘Story of Running’ pop-up store.
Utilising pig skin suede, with a 3m reflective tongue the colours used in designing the two colourways take inspiration from the prevalent colours in Saucony’s rich archives – neon pink highlights the Saucony three dots logos and across the tongue detail whilst turquoise runs throughout both shoes, with the shoes’ grey base colour taking inspiration directly from the cobbled streets of Covent Garden which surround Neal Street.
Since 1991, the Shadow 6000 has been a favourite of the high-mileage runner who needs a running shoe with stability in the heel and extra flexibility and cushion in the forefoot. It has been such a success it still features in the Saucony 2014 performance line up.
The collaboration will be available from all Offspring stores nationwide from 10am on Saturday 5th of April, and Offspring.co.uk from 10am on Monday the 7th of April, 10am uk time
To celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse, a couple of our favourite sportswear giants have some new limited releases in honour of the Chinese New Year.
First up is Nike’s women’s pack, featuring some staple trainer styles that you ladies love. The newly popular Dunk Sky Hi with its hidden wedge and two classics, the Air Max 1 and Air Force 1 High.
Symbolic design notes reflect the Chinese calendar, showcasing an aged grey leather base with metallic gold accents and a red equine emblem embroidered on the tongue and heel. In Chinese tradition gold represents elegance, luxury and good fortune and the red is there to give good luck, so make sure you snap up a pair of these lucky limited editions.
The Nike ‘Year of the Horse’ pack will be available in selected Offspring stores and online at www.offspring.com. The Air Force 1 High will be released on Saturday 8th February, the Air Max 1 on the 15th February and the Dunk Sky High on the 1st March.
Vans celebration of the Chinese Year of the Horse comes in the form of a four piece capsule collection using a Vans classic style the Sk8-Hi. Vans worked with over 15 different Chinese creative personalities who worked around the ideas of following one path with unrestrained expression and freedom, character traits of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac.
The Sk8-Hi pack takes on a lavish faux horse hair upper with suede overlays, in four dashing colours of chilli pepper red, cherry blossom pink, navy and a limited edition black. The trainer is peppered with some noteworthy details such as a tapered tan leather heel counter that extends to the top line, matching tan waxed laces and a special Year of the Horse label sewed onto the tongue and stamped on the insert. The handsome upper rests atop a clean and familiar white rubber outsole with a subtle touch of detail at the tip of the waffle some in the form of a horse shoe.
The Vans ‘Year of the Horse’ pack are available in selected Offspring stores and online at www.offspring.co.uk.
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For a decade, Adidas and world renowned fashion designer Yoji Yamamoto have enjoyed a successful partnership with the luxury sportswear brand Y-3.
The latest of Yamamoto’s avant garde designs is the Y’s Super Position from the Adidas Consortium Super Position Pack where the designer has used his Japanese perspective to rework a classic Superstar shape, using premium materials.
From the suede lace stay and soft leather lining, to the smooth leather toe box that replaces the iconic shell toe, this trainer is executed to the highest standard.
The most striking addition to this iconic silhouette is the re worked 3 Stripes, which sees the infamous linear logo outlined as a set of zig-zagged threads that hang past the sole.
This collaborative piece of trainer art is currently available in OFFSPRING Selfridges London.