Sneakers76 and Saucony Bring the Legend of God Taras to Life on the Shadow 5000 - The Drop Date

Sneakers76 and Saucony Bring the Legend of God Taras to Life on the Shadow 5000


Saucony and Sneakers76 have partnered up to deliver the SNEAKERS76 x SAUCONY SHADOW 5000 ‘LEGEND OF GOD TARAS’: a shoe based on local Italian legend and mythology.

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of well-respected retailer Sneakers76. To celebrate this event, the Sneakers76 team has created a collection of sneakers with four internationally-known brands, including Saucony Originals – and it’s this initial collaboration that we’re taking a look at right here…

Inspired by the ancient origins of Taranto, their seaside home, this special edition of the Shadow 5000 is a guaranteed head turner. As legend has it, the city of Taranto was founded by the God Taras, in appreciation of Poseidon, who sent a dolphin to rescue him from a shipwreck. This sophisticated back story is rendered on the shoes via a mix of premium leather and suede panels. The colours are inspired by the City’s coat of arms: the red toe box and blue heel represent the colours of the City, whilst the two different shades of blue represent the two seas of Taranto. The middle part of the shoe features two grey tones, which are intended to represent the colours of a dolphin, with the white colour of the Saucony logo, the mid sole (water effect droplets) and the laces guard representing the white towel. To round off this elaborate design, the details in cognac leather and wood effect depict the colours of the Sneakers76 store, with the Saucony and Sneakers76 logos embossed on cognac colour leather which have been sewn into the grey insoles.

The SNEAKERS76 x SAUCONY SHADOW 5000 ‘LEGEND OF GOD TARAS’ releases on THURSDAY 19 JANUARY: click the banner below to check the release page containing full stockist details ahead of the drop.

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