Navigating through the streets with a legacy over a century old, Saucony, the Pennsylvania-based footwear brand, has consistently embraced local inspirations, intertwining them into innovative sneaker designs. A recent notable addition was the Shadow 6000, creatively embodying an old wildlife mascot akin to Smokey The Bear with the Good Manner Racoon. Now, shining light on the sublime Crystal Cave in Kutztown, PA, Saucony propels its ProGrid Omni 9 silhouette into a geological marvel, also whetting appetites for the anticipated collaboration with Jae Tips slated for Fall 2024.
Bestowing upon its viewers a dazzling visual experience, the Saucony ProGrid Omni 9 Crystal Caves unfurls a spectacular gemstone visage, achieved through a meticulous anodizing process to emulate a crystal effect on various sections of the upper. The mesh base eloquently fades between hues of blue and purple, resembling the captivating tones of mineral formations within cavernous expanses. Metallic gold effortlessly graces the midfoot and heel overlays, providing a rich contrast to the cooler undertones of the primary palette. Down below, a cream and blue finish on the revered ProGrid Omni 9 sole unit orchestrates a harmonious interaction with a black and purple outsole, offering a luxurious yet grounded footing.
The Saucony ProGrid Omni 9 Crystal Caves will release October 14, 2023, through Sneaker Politics and globally on October 20 through Saucony and select retailers online and in-store. Available in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $180. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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October 20, 2023