Fit & Sizing
The coveted sneaker is observed to have a true to size fit. It utilizes laces for lockdown and a customizable fit which runs through a generous amount of eight pairs of eyelets. Women are privileged to purchase the pair running from size 4 to 12. Men can go 1.5 sizes up from the women's to avail the right kind of fit.
Offspring x Saucony Shadow 5000 Medal Pack Style
The glaring details of its Gold, Silver, and Bronze toe boxes is best to be partnered with toned down pants or leggings to emphasize the shiny effect of the sneaker. One can go full Michael Jackson with these sneakers too by sporting bright accessories and jackets or shirts with bling details.
The Medal Pack contains three colorways honoring the top three positions during the Olympics. These colorways include the Tan Rose (Bronze), Grey Silver, and Gold Black. Each sneaker has metallic aglets which go along with the somewhat metallic Olympic branding on the tongue and the heel counter strip. The Saucony side logo is reflective to provide an early warning during low light conditions.
Offspring x Saucony Shadow 5000 Medal Pack History
The Saucony Shadow 5000 was one of the middle-child models coming from the Saucony brand which employs a mid-level display of Saucony tech from the 80s. It is the follow-up of the Shadow iteration, which was almost as successful as the Jazz. What brought the Shadow 5000 to the sneaker limelight was its retro appeal that lies in between a sneaker for utility and style.
To give homage to the running community of 96, or more specifically, to celebrate the first instance of Olympic Games held in the U.S., Saucony along with Offspring reinvented the look of the Shadow 5000 and gave it a metallic flair of Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The Offspring x Saucony Shadow 5000 Medal Pack was released just in time for summer of 2016 which has important details like the notched "running since… 96" and "OFFSPRING Covent Garden 1996" printed on the tongue.
- The sneaker is also a nod to Offspring 20th anniversary in 2016.
- The suede and metallic uppers are complemented by a leather interior which sits atop a white midsole.
- The lugged rubber outsole provides superb grip and traction.