New release features the Grid Shadow 2 silhouette in a new light, with ‘au naturale’ earth shades.

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February 28, 2024

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Saucony x Bodega Limited Edition Sneaker Collab, Saucony
Saucony x Bodega Limited Edition Sneaker CollabSaucony

Saucony, a global performance running lifestyle brand, has announced its first collaboration of the year with longtime partner and renowned curator of fashion and streetwear, Bodega. The limited-edition Bodega x Saucony Grid Shadow 2 “Jaunt Woven” will be available online at Bodega now and at Saucony.com beginning March 1.

The Bodega x Saucony Grid Shadow 2 “Jaunt Woven” combines stone-washed 18-ounce canvas, hemp and cotton with rope laces. The color scheme is reminiscent of earth tones and organic textures, with hints of Acid Lime and Red Alert – made for the new-age hippie.

“We took a signature Saucony design that has only previously been sold in athletic shoe materializations and focused on a connection to the earth using all natural materials,” says Jason Faustino, senior brand marketing manager, Saucony. “The design journey was aimed at mellowing out and breaking away from the stress and pressure of footwear design set by a long lineage of collaborations with Bodega, resulting in a premium release for free spirits.”

Primarily made from woven hemp and featuring natural hues, the sneaker owes its definition to the contrasting weaves. The subtle distinctions in grain vary from the loose gauge weave used on the toe and mid-foot to the cellular overlays and plain-woven tongue.

“We’re excited to kick off our first footwear collaboration of 2024 with our friends at Saucony,” says Matt Zaremba, director, marketing, Bodega. “Given the storied history and creativity between the brands, it’s fitting to return to the essence of our partnership, building our Grid Shadow 2 ‘Jaunt Woven’ from the Earth up. The laid-back aesthetic and focus on materials solidifies the ‘Jaunt Woven’ as the next chapter in our collaborative story that we think will become a favorite in any sneaker lover’s collection.”

Saucony and Bodega took inspiration from nature and stripped away the unnecessary, utilizing environmentally friendly design elements, including molded EVA midsole cushioning with a speckled heel that looks like waves pulling toward a recycled gum rubber outsole. The recycled mesh tongue, collar liner and brushed nylex footbed cover contribute to style and sustainability.

Bodega has been curating footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women since 2006 through brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail.

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