Up There & Saucony Honor Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship for GRID 8000 "Sashiko"

Indigo dyes meet supple leather.

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One week ago, Saucony teamed up with Solebox to produce a “Pink Devil” version of the Shadow 5000 EVR. Starting February on a high note, Saucony sets its sights on the GRID 8000 silhouette for its latest collaborative effort.

Connecting with Australian outlet Up There, Saucony has introduced the new GRID 8000 “Sashiko.” Pulling its inspirational cues from traditional Japanese culture, the GRID 8000 “Sashiko” boasts a unique stitching method indebted to Japan’s blue-collar farming history. Blending together function and form, the duo have created a sneaker with an eye-catching look and a durable build. Specifically, the “Sashiko” mixes indigo-dyed fabrics, white threading, supple leather, metal-tipped waxed laces and its own unique packaging.

You can take a look at the Up There x Saucony GRID 8000 “Sashiko” above, while interested consumers can pick up their own pair from the Up There Store on February 16 and at other retailers starting February 23.

This past summer, Saucony and Bodega introduced a GRID 8000 inspired by ’90s-era sportswear.

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