I think a lot of us who pay attention to this stuff are well aware of the Saucony Jazz Low Pro as a widely available retro running shoe that happens to be vegan. It also happens to be, well, pretty boring. Let’s be real, they look like old man shoes.
But lookey here, Saucony flipped the script with this 2011 new-and-improved Jazz Low Pro. Like before, it’s made out of hemp and canvas. But it’s gotten a significant style makeover. The heel padding is totally gone, now leaving just a thin fabric backing. I believe overall, there is much less padding, though I can’t tell 100% from the pictures. I think they just abandoned all pretense that this shoe would be used for running. But to me, it’s for the better. The shape and silhouette are significantly more sleek. And no one is running in these shoes anyway, right?
Available at Premier for $55.