Saucony for the win again! While we are a little behind on this release, we thought we needed to share this collaboration. Here, Saucony teamed up with shop BAIT to come up with a limited release of the Shadow Original “Cruelworld”. This model is made out of synthetic suede, canvas, hemp, and animal free glues. Other nice touches include the cork footbed, speckled outsole, and a sweet tongue tag that announces “no animal products, byproducts, or derivatives” were used in making this sneaker. We are even reading that the factories making this shoe are being monitored for fair working conditions. F*ck yeah!
Not only is this collaboration kind to critters, it is promoting non-violence generally. BAIT will be taking (have taken) a portion of these proceeds and donated them to A Place Called Home, a nonprofit youth center in LA. We are very excited about all things this shoe, not least because it looks dope. It’s been a while since we’ve seen something like this around these parts, so it’s definitely something to celebrate.
The only bummer is… the limited release came and went already. Apparently, it was only available by raffle, which ended on November 25. We have no further info whether there will be an additional release. We will follow up with BAIT, and if anyone else has intel, please share in the comments section. Until then, enjoy the photos (courtesy of Nice Kicks).
UPDATE 1/27/15: We contacted BAIT and they said the only shoes available are on pickyourshoes.com. We checked and there are a lot of Asics Gel Lyte III colorways, but it doesn’t look like this one is available.