It’s been quite the summer for footwear here at Attitude, with ASICS Tiger’s Kayano Knit, adidas’ Lucas Primeknit ADV and Nike SB’s Thomas Campbell Dunk High being just three shoes that have done exceptionally well recently. Saucony have been quiet for a few months, with only one drop from the premium Select Tier since May. That all changes this Saturday, though, with the arrival of one of Saucony’s best executed sneakers this year – the GRID SD “Summer Nights”. It was certainly worth the wait!
Saucony’s ability to transfer a unique inspiration into an awesome shoe is second to none. This time, they look to the ideal summer sunset, with an orange sun lighting up a navy sky in shades of pink and red. The main portion of the upper therefore comes in a navy Wolverine Silkee suede, which we see around the back and both sides of the shoe. The extra plastic lacestay on the lateral and medial sides pops against the navy with a vivid light blue base and golden flecked pattern, and Saucony’s three dots come in purple, gold and red. Leather orange overlays feature on the midfoot, easing the transition into the focal point of the shoe, the 3M pink toebox.
In true Saucony fashion, no stone has been left unturned. The midsole comes in a strong orange, working well with the toe and midfoot of the upper, and the icy outsole features a gradient pattern and lots of small gold touches for a super premium appearance. The two perfect finishing touches are the custom gold Saucony logo on the tongue, and the masterful deep purple, almost-navy touches via the sockliner and laces. Overall, perfectly executed and every bit as high quality as you would expect.
The Saucony GRID SD “Summer Nights” is available this Saturday, August 19th. To be in with a chance to purchase a pair, get in touch with us via our Instagram, which you can find here. Here’s hoping you can cap your summer off perfectly.