Fit & Sizing
Saucony mirrors the fit of the Shadow 5000 in the HT version. It offers adequate security because of its lacing system that includes midfoot eyelets. Sneakers fans with standard foot measurement should be very comfortable in this sneaker. The Shadow 5000 HT is a women’s shoe that runs from 4 to 12.
Enhanced comfort is delivered by the adequate padding in the heel and tongue. These areas are also lined with soft lining for a really plush feel.
Saucony Shadow 5000 HT Style
The low-top Shadow 5000 HT is a versatile game-changer for everyday wear. Sneaker fans can opt to vary their outfit because it easily adapts to one’s outfit of the day. The sleek combo of a retro look with a dash of trendy appeal makes it an all-around choice for people of all ages. Shorts, jeans, chinos, and joggers should be right in the alley of this sneaker.
A quick look at the shoe will bring anyone to the conclusion that the standout feature of this model is the Houndstooth upper. This edgy design of broken checks is very popular as it has been used on a myriad of things like jeans, mantles, cars, among others. The design elevates the aesthetic value of the already sought-after Shadow 5000 silhouette.
Saucony Shadow 5000 HT History
Saucony is embedded, first and foremost, in the running community. It is a brand that unabashedly places function over style for so many years. When the Shadow was first released in 1985, it was clearly a shoe that was designed to cross the finish line as quickly as possible. Their byword, “1st is first. Second is nowhere” completely epitomizes this shoe.
However, the clamor of runners to look good while beating the competition did not fall on deaf ears. Over the years, Saucony has subtly added a few changes here and there to make many of their running shoes as aesthetically-pleasing as it is a crowd-drawer because of their performance.
Years after its introduction to the running community, the Shadow was renamed the Saucony Shadow Original and quickly crossed over to the lifestyle section. It is embraced as an everyday, stylish shoe that still functions like the running shoe that it was originally made.
One of the latest incarnations of the Shadow Original is the Shadow 5000. From here, Saucony added a Houndstooth variation of the upper to make it a sight that will undoubtedly catch the attention of sneaker fans and running enthusiasts.