Originally released in 1989 as a performance runner, the Shadow 5000 Vintage is being brought back from the archives as a modern casual sneaker. The shoe represents a period of genuine innovation in running technology where athletics met aesthetics, and we couldn’t be more stoked to make room in our closets for ‘em. Built from a hardy suede and nylon upper but cushioned with a thick midsole, the Shadow 5000 Vintage is a versatile shoe you can wear eight days a week.
In their 121 years of hard training, Saucony has seen it all. They’ve seen their shoes transform from humble leather cleats into today’s lightweight wonders, sponsored some particularly badass runners like Rod Dixon (quoted above), and even had a loose involvement in the shoes Neil Armstrong wore for his “one small step” onto the moon.