Available today, May 10 / In-store at BAIT Diamond Bar only / First come, first serve / $130 USD
New York’s Extra Butter boutique launches classic Saucony sneakers to new heights with its latest multi-shoe collaboration, the Space Race Pack. The Grid 9000 “ACES” is the first installment of the series, a project that pays homage to America’s journey to the moon in the early sixties. Continue reading for more images and information.
For this particular shoe, the ACES name is derived from the pressure suits warn by the astronauts (an acronym for Advanced Crew Escape Suit). The upper borrows the iconic orange of those suits in nylon to mimic the material, plus soft suede for a quality touch. Various patches are attached via Velcro as a nod to the patches seen on the real suits. Other space-themed touches round out the unique personality of this exciting collab: stylized stars on the laces and lining, a speckled black outsole that recalls a starry night sky, and reflective 3M for visibility.
The ACES come packaged in a special outer space-themed box bearing the collab’s astronaut silhouette logo and extra laces.