Saucony have killed it again with a brilliant new release in the form of the “Letterman”. The “Dirty Snow” GRID 9000 was an incredibly popular release here at Attitude Inc. not too long ago, and the Grid 9000 is again the chosen model for another highly limited colourway. This isn’t a collaboration, but this hasn’t stopped Saucony producing one of their best sneakers of recent times.
The GRID 9000, a characteristically bulky 90’s runner but with a streamline feel to it, is one of Saucony’s most popular models, and suits this “Letterman” colourway perfectly. The sneaker takes inspiration from the popular American letterman jackets that have been street-style staples for years now, with a half-grey-half-black upper that creates a true varsity feel. The grey wool and black leather contrast but complement each other beautifully, and subtle red hits all over the sneaker set it off fantastically. A red and black strap-like detail is featured on both the lateral and medial sides of the sneaker, which match perfectly with the flat black laces that contain red hits. A large red “S” representing Saucony is added onto the tongue of the sneaker in a plush felt material, with a thick black outline in true varsity style. The year 1898 is stitched onto the grey upper at the heel, again in a bold red, the date that Saucony was founded. A classic white midsole, a common feature with this model, and a gum outsole only enhance the classic, cool feel of the sneaker overall. The sneaker pays homage to Saucony’s roots of athleticism, whilst still looking incredibly sleek and modern, all on a retro model. All that in one sneaker? That’s pretty impressive!
As is always the case with Saucony, the materials are simply unreal. Quality is what Saucony prides itself on, and that is by no means lost on this sneaker. The supple leather on the front half of the sneaker is durable and stands up well against the elements, and the wool on the back half of the sneaker adds a lightweight element to this already incredible sneaker. The EVA midsole is as comfortable as ever offering a high level of cushioning, there is no area in which this sneaker falls short. Saucony put their all into this with a beautifully thought-out and incredibly executed sneaker.
This sneaker is highly limited and one of the best we have seen from Saucony despite its continuous incredible output. It will be releasing here at Attitude Inc. on Friday 11th March, but don’t hang around, these are sure to fly out the doors!