Drawing from shared Pennsylvania roots, Lapstone & Hammer and Saucony have teamed up for a fresh take on the Courageous dubbed the Courageous Moc “Two Rivers.” Lapstone & Hammer is based in Philadelphia, and Saucony was founded 75 miles up the Saucony River, so the co-created footwear silhouette is made to resemble two rivers coming together to create an even more powerful force. Taking this interconnected ethos even further, Saucony’s name is in fact derived from the Native American Lenape word “saconk”, which translates to “where two rivers run together.”
The Courageous Moc arrives in “Bone White” and “Black Suede.” Each colorway is made of buttery silkee and mammoth suedes, mixed with supple goat and Horween leathers for an ultra-luxe feel. The toe is also whip-stitched by hand in traditional moccasin style.
This artisanal construction is accented further by calfskin leather sockliners and a sherpa fleece-lined tongue. “Bone White” uses soft natural tones rimmed with dark brown trim and red/blue accents. “Black Suede” keeps things stark with black and gray hues, calling upon light brown tones for contrast and adding regal pops of purple for an opulent touch.
More details arrive via Lapstone & Hammer branding on tongues and insoles. Each pair also offers a premium midsole made of cork and EVA foam, sitting above a toothed gum outsole. Finishing touches are provided by a duo of lace options — natural rawhide leather and flat waxed cotton — and lace toggles both tonal and accent-hued.
A full capsule of apparel is present as well, ranging from sherpa hoodies and shorts to marble-dyed cotton hoodies and cargo pants plus co-branded tees. All pieces of apparel were made in Philadelphia, and the tie-dye items were dyed by hand.
The entire Lapstone & Hammer x Saucony “Two Rivers” collection will release exclusively at the Lapstone & Hammer webstore on March 28. The Courageous Moc in “Black Sand” will then see a wider release at select retailers on April 4th. Both Courageous Mocs are priced at $150 USD, and apparel ranges from $50-$150 USD.
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