It’s rare nowadays for a collaborative project to make so much sense that you’re left wondering why on earth it’s only happening now. Well the forthcoming partnership between fellow Massachusettsians (yes, we Googled that) SAUCONY ORIGINALS and PENFIELD has just that effect, with the SHADOW ORIGINAL 60/40 PACK.
With the two companies hailing from the North East of America and each sharing a long history of outdoorswear production, Saucony and Penfield are a perfect match both in geographical terms and ethos—hell, even their logos are both drawn from natural landmarks.
With their extensive garment archive thrown open, Penfield chose to graft their signature Teflon-coated 60/40 Nylon-Cotton fabric onto the Saucony Shadow Original to create a water-repellent, durable shoe that can endure the rigours of the street as well as the trail. With the 60/40 fabric already well-suited for use alongside hide, it has been overlaid with suede in three seasonally-appropriate colour combinations: tan/navy; navy/grey and olive/purple. Flecked midsoles, 2 sets of hiking laces and an added D-loop round out the shoe’s outdoor aesthetic, while Penfield get their rightful recognition on the woven tongue label.
Having shot the campaign, we can give you an extra few shots to show you just how solid the trio really is – although they’re that good, we’re not sure you need any further convincing…
The SAUCONY ORIGINALS X PENFIELD SHADOW ORIGINAL 60/40 PACK is set to launch in-store on SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2014 and online from TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2014 and you can link to the full, confirmed UK & European stockist list by clicking the banner at the end of the post. Good luck!
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