September 12, 2011 BY John Kim
The sneaker culture in the United States has undergone a renaissance of sorts with classic 90’s runners. Brands like Saucony that have niche appeal to vintage sneaker collectors have regained popularity thanks to the unforeseen spotlight placed on collaborative releases with well-respected sneaker boutiques, and the U.S., typically heavy on basketball sneakers and Air Jordans, have embraced the retro styling that is so popular overseas. Sneakers like the Saucony Shadow, Asics Gel Lyte III, Nike Air Pegasus, and other distinctly “1990’s” models have once again found themselves a flourishing home in the sneaker game.
The relationship between Saucony and Boston-based sneaker shop Bodega is to be credited for catalyzing this rebirth of sorts, and so the duo used this opportunity to re-introduce to the public a classic model that has laid dormant in the Saucony vault for years. The Saucony Grid 9000 is a tech-heavy performance sneaker, featuring Grid cushioning on the heel, forefoot E.V.A., polyurethane rear, and a dual-densite midsole – perfect for high-mileage runners who expect optimal performance or for others just looking for a fresh new style for the street. The set of four included in the Bodega x Saucony Elite Grid 9000 pack combines that robust package of engineering with luxurious materials like suede, wool, rip-stop nylon, and leather. The Grid 9000 is obscure no more. Continue reading for a detailed look at the Bodega x Saucony Elite Grid 9000 and look out for these at select retailers soon, because FootPatrol in the UK will have them in stock on September 15th.