BAIT x Saucony Shadow Original “CruelWorld” – Detailed Images
BAIT and Saucony come together again for a new project driven by an important purpose: to shed light on the hard-hitting world of brute realities. The BAIT x Saucony “CruelWorld” Vegan Shadow Original is an eye-catching take on Saucony’s retro-inspired silhouette, created to deliver a cruelty-free message. Hit the jump for a gallery of images, details, and release information.
The unique collaboration stands as an opposition piece. We opted to build it entirely from vegan-approved materials, as opposed to the animal skins and patterns that are commonly used for other sneakers. These materials include soft vegan suede for many of the upper’s overlays, canvas for the underlying panels, hemp to add texture to the Saucony logo and heel tab, a cork footbed, and a vegan speckled outsole. The tongue patch carries an explicit disclaimer that no animal products, by-products, or derivatives have been used.
The cruelty-free approach was taken not only for the sake of animals, but also with people in mind. We wanted bring light to the idea of using non-violent constructs to make a shoe. In that same spirit, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to A Place Called Home – a non-profit youth center in South Central, Los Angeles that provides mentorship and programs focused in the arts, athletics, dance, and music to local kids and teens. Please visit APCH.org for more information on their efforts.
In-store reservations will be held November 22-24 at the flagship store in Diamond Bar, CA.
The shoes will officially release on December 2. Reserved pairs can be picked up from the store.