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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration
    END

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $125
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END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger History

The Shadow Original, which was released, in 1985 is one of the two core products of the Saucony brand—the other one is the Jazz—upon which many other models were built. This silhouette featured a bulkier build than the Jazz, had a TPU heel piece for support, breathable nylon mesh upper, and a soft EVA that provided superior cushioning.

Four years after the successful launch of the Shadow Original, Saucony released the Shadow 5000. It followed the same cut of the Shadow Original but with a redesigned midsole that allowed for more support for the movement of the foot. Additional panels were also added to the upper for improved hold and enhanced stability because of the TPU heel counter.

In 2014, the Shadow 5000 became the subject of a collaboration with END. The UK retailer transformed the shoe into a burger-inspired sneaker with most of the vamp being covered in a brown suede to symbolize the bread. Red hits on the sides of the shoe symbolize the meat and maybe a tomato or two while lettuce-green accents decorate the heel.

END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger Style

You don’t need to love burgers to rock this shoe although almost no one says no to that favorite American meal. A white shirt worn over maroon jeans will look good with this sneaker, or you can pair it with your favorite blue selvedge denim and a hoodie.

Fit & Sizing

The END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 14 with half sizes in between. The silhouette is designed for men although women can also avail of the footwear provided they go down a size and a half from the listed measurement.

Notable Features

The END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger is an outstanding rendition of a heritage running shoe. The food-inspired design is one-of-a-kind, and everything has been carefully put together to produce an excellent total package, from the premium nubuck and suede material to the burger logo on the tongue and the extra laces in condiment packaging.

Additional Info

The END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 Burger is an outstanding rendition of a heritage running shoe. The food-inspired design is one-of-a-kind, and everything has been carefully put together to produce an excellent total package, from the premium nubuck and suede material to the burger logo on the tongue and the extra laces in condiment packaging.


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