German sneaker shop Afew looks to a local icon of their hometown of Dusselfdorf for inspiration for their upcoming Saucony collaboration. The 18th century writer, poet, scholar, and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is honored on Afew’s edition of the Saucony Shadow Master 5000, which actually takes specific inspiration from the architecture of the Goethe museum in Dusseldorf, located near Afew’s storefront. The premium suede version of the Shadow Master 5000 takes the rose and grey colors from the building, with some of Goethe’s poems printed on the heel panels, insole, and laces, and his silhouette on the tongue. The shoe is completed with special packaging including a special box, two sets of additional laces, an exclusive bookmark, and a booklet with information about the special project.
The Afew x Saucony Shadow Master 5000 “Goethe” will release in limited quantities in-store at Afew on October 14th on a first come, first served basis. Additional pairs will be available online via a raffle, which you can sign up for here.