Jazz is amorphous, shifting and changing through the course of a song, so Saucony‘s Jazz has taken that free-flowing, improvisational nature to heart with two new “Fade” releases. Centered around bold retro gradient fades, each style gives the normally understated silhouette a vivid look befitting of its rhythmic moniker.
Constructed of a classic nylon base and suede overlays, the duo of styles may be similar in colorblocking, but they’re vastly divergent in hues. One equips black suede overlays that encircle a cool blue-to-green base, while the other uses grey suede overlays to encapsulate a warm purple-to blue bottom layer. However, there are some similarities: each uses a white leather Jazz stripe on the midfoot and a silver Saucony branded piece on the heel. White EVA foam midsoles and black rubber outsoles finalize the look.
The Saucony Jazz “Fade” pack is exclusive to BILLY’s Tokyo, and is available to pre-order now with a set release date of February 22. The MSRP for each pair is set at ¥8,900 JPY (approximately $81 USD).
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