The King can’t lie I don’t really rock Saucony… I was more of an Airmax kinda guy but I got to give credit where credit is due and I know we ain’t even halfway through the year yet, but Saucony are becoming the brand of the year, dropping heat after heat after heat!! After dropping one of the biggest collabs of last year with the Footpatrol “Only in Soho” they have brought some serious Collabs to the game for 2014.
5. Extra Butter x Saucony Grid 9000 “ACES” Space Snack
These NASA Inspired Trainers are the 2nd in a line of 3 from the NY Sneaker Boutique, releasing on the 28th Of April. Pics and reviews have popped up all over the place showing the sick detail, for me the Space stars inspired insole make these a must for this weeks Top 5.
4. Ubiqlife X Saucony Grid 9000 “Dirty Martini”
For those of you who know the King, the King loves a unique name but when I heard that Saucony had a collaboration named after a Secret Agents drink I was very intrigued,Saucony shook things up with this collaboration with Philadelphia boutique Ubiqilife. Probably the most comfy trainer on the list and the most subtle, with that Olive green and bright Orange colourway complimented with a gum sole. This Trainer makes the cut simply because it’s different…
3. – Offspring X Saucony Shadow 6000 “Running Since 96“
Ok the King is gonna say it “I love Offspring” it’s held me down since the late 90s, it’s that shop that has those gems that everyone thinks they ain’t gonna get. This Collaboration is special to me simply because it kinda represents a victory for me like a kinda “We Made It” moment plus, this collab was done in a his and hers in all sizes which was really impressive as Collaborations are normally just for men so this was special.
2. Premier Skate X Saucony Shadow 6000 “Life on Mars”
These are probably the nicest looking out of the bunch, taking that power red colour and using 3 to 4 different reds for one of the Trainers out of the 2 released shows that they really wanted to show off what we know of the big red planet. The other Trainer in the pack uses the contrast of the black and red on the upper nicely to give it that space black feel and the added touch of the speckles sets this off nicely.
1. End Clothing X Saucony Shadow 5000 “Burger”
These beauties are dropping on the 1st of May and my GOD they are too nice, I mean when you think that they actually were gonna do a trainer based on a burger and call them burger, you think oh how corny, but “Damn Son” they look like a Burger and they pulled them off, they even got a touch of green for the lettuce lol… But what is more special is the competition around these that is inviting sneakerheads to post their favourite burgers on Instagram. Plus this being a UK shop doing a take on a USA signature dish makes it even more classic!
So there you have it Saucony the King Salutes you!! Er can I get a colab now lol. Peace!
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