End. & Saucony Draw Inspiration from the Sea to Rework Its Grid 8500

 - May 7, 2018
References: launches.endclothing & hypebeast
U.K. retail label END. worked alongside Massachusetts-based footwear label Saucony to rework its signature Grid 8500 sneakers. The two draw inspiration from the sea when giving the silhouette a new makeover, specifically looking to the lobster. The shelled creature is a special delicacy on the East Coast shoreline where Saucony is based. The influence is mainly translated through the colorway, adorned with two tones of orange -- 'Jaffa' and 'Orange Peel.'

The uppers are constructed from a series of different textile materials, including suede and leather blends. There is also a weathered patina leather used to construct the tongue and collar. The lacing system is finished in blue and the insoles have a claw print to correlate with the lobster theme. The new collaborative reworked Grid 8500 Lobster sneakers will be launching on May 11th.