First previewed a while ago when we paid a visit to the opening of their London pop-up store, SAUCONY have once again teamed up with California’s BAIT to bring us the SHADOW ORIGINAL ‘CRUEL WORLD 2’.

As the name suggests, BAIT are extending the good-natured theme of their first edition and knocking up another Shadow Original with entirely vegan materials under fair working conditions. What’s more, a good slice of the proceeds from this project will be donated to the American Cancer Society – good form all round. The all-navy forefoot features a canvas toebox and cutouts, with a synthetic suede mudguard running all the way around to wrap the heel counter. Midsection panelling is constructed with chunkily-woven natural-coloured hemp with a red Saucony logo overlaid. Further red hits appear on the heel tab, which is decorated with the same feel-good face we saw on the first edition. A split-colour midsole is an interesting touch, with a flecked red outsole adding a little extra flavour. The same custom tongue labels and cork insoles reappear this time around – fine finishing touches to a well-rounded collab.

The SAUCONY X BAIT SHADOW ORIGINAL ‘CRUEL WORLD 2’ will be dropping with END. Clothing and other stockists on SATURDAY 26.4.14, and will be available via the link-through below.









By @Nicsman