Sneaker Focus: Saucony GRID 9000 'Sparring'

Saucony Grid 9000 'Sparring With Saucony Sneaks'.

"Sparring is where you put your knowledge, your strength, your condition, and technique into practice"

Are you ready to spar in the ring? Well, thanks to Saucony, and Saucony Sneaks, you are now kitted out for the challenge. With their latest release dubbed ‘Sparring’. Influenced heavily by boxing and as a metaphor for everyday challenges in life that you must tackle head on. 

The colour-way takes some striking visual cues (quite literally) from the world of boxing, from the vibrant red covering the mesh toe box and suede mudguard, sock lining and parts of the midsole where the opposing blue takes up the lateral parts of the sneaker as well as the tongue, lacing and heel area, as well as fighting for space on the mudguard. Each colour represents each corner of fighters in the ring and the red toe box could even reflect the style of boxing gloves. The gold tones on the lateral branding, heel quarter and flecks within the midsole reflect the championship belt and show the dominance these bring. The gum sole is a neutral colour to emphasise the visually strong upper.

The lightweight mesh upper provides breathability & supreme comfort from the Nylon sock liner that hugs your feet, whilst the suede panelling retains that premium aesthetic making this release that extra bit special, the rubber outsole delivers great traction thanks to the triangular lugs and the G.R.I.D cushioning system allows for easy all-day wear.

This release is exclusive to Europe only with only 1200 pairs in circulation, which means we are very pleased to be stockists of this limited drop. So prevent yourself from getting knocked down, fight your challenges head on and get your gloves on (…Well sneaks in this case) and brace yourself!

We decided to get into the spirit of this theme and lace up the gloves ourselves as we visited our local boxing ring at F.I.T Club on High Bridge street in Newcastle to test out the sneakers and delve into Saucony’s ideology of "Sparring".

Releasing online 7/1/17 at 12:00 pm GMT in very limited numbers.

Priced at £95

Click here to purchase at time of release

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