END x Saucony Grid 8500 Lobster Style
The right combination of a low top 9000 upper glued to an 8000's sole was even emphasized by a bright orange colorway resembling the cooked shell of a lobster. There is more in store for the END x Saucony Grid 8500 Lobster as it comes with matching blue laces to diversify its appeal. Sneakerheads who could cop a pair can lock down their summer looks with shin cut pants over high socks. Going classy with a nice pair of jeans for men would also suffice. Women, on the other hand, can rock the colorway in jeggings for an outgoing look.
END x Saucony Grid 8500 Lobster History
Saucony is a brand that had existed for a century now, and its topsy-turvy history created an unintended fashion craze that would surpass decades. From Saucony's running heritage way back in the 70s, the brand had provided the public with a platoon of options intended for the track and trail which doubles as a lifestyle sneaker. Though years had passed since its sneaker limelight, Saucony continued to flourish as "dad shoes" took hold of the market in the recent years.
It all started with the Jazz. The Jazz was a simple, lightweight model containing prideful aesthetics which was converted later on as a lifestyle sneaker. After the Jazz, the Shadow series was released; carrying different technologies into one spankingly optimistic shoe. Advances in sneaker technology dominated the 90s sneaker dominion as iterations pursued to display meaningful upgrades both in comfort and performance. The East-Coast-based shoe manufacturer answered with the Saucony Grids.
Their first model, the Saucony Grid SD was the first one to exhibit the GRID Technology which is a system of Hytrel filaments acting like a tennis racket to disperse the impact of heel strike. Several versions followed including the 8000 and the 9000. Fast forward to the future, the sneaker giant merged the two into one sneaker bearing the name of Saucony 8500 which has the upper of the 9000 sitting on top of an outsole pulled out from the 8000.
The Saucony 8500 was consistently revamped into numerous colorways and collaborations also had a touch on this innovative model. END. Clothing had a go with the 8500 in 2018 as featured in the END x Saucony Grid 8500 Lobster colorway. The merger chose the lobster theme to give the nod to the famous delicacy present in Saucony's home base. The sneaker is complete with lobster detailing in the insole and in the box as well which shines in vivid orange with grey suede accents.