The ‘Sashiko’ rendition of the Saucony Grid 8000 only incorporates the finest materials from the leather and sashiko stitched upper to the debossed tongue tags, supple leather inner soles right through to the silver tipped waxed cotton laces.

This shoe is the definition of a well made article that is steeped in rich history and tradition. It is this history and tradition that lends itself to the overall theme behind the collaboration…Sashiko.

With the Japanese having a habit of making things that last a lifetime, Sashiko is one of the many ways a products lifespan can be expanded exponentially. Sashiko (literally „little stabs“) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery)from Japan. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance.

What better way to bring together two companies that believe in the production of articles that are made to endure, than to incorporate an ancient technique that itself has stood the test of time and whose purpose is to reinforce and repair.