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One of Saucony Originals’ most notable Retro styles will return in a couple of fresh colorways for the coming spring. The Shadow 5000 originates in the the late ’80s and was a top-notch performance shoe in its day, but has carved out a niche following amongst sneakerheads. Like its younger sibling, the Shadow 6000, which released in simple, reserved combos of black and white last year, the Shadow 5000 is taking a laid-back approach in its 2011 return.

The Saucony Shadow 5000 will be available March and features a combination of suede and mesh that should have Retro running collectors chomping at the bit. With a combination of dark grey suede and mesh, Saucony Originals adds  light grey to the synthetic overlays and a touch of orange to the outsole, stitching and labeling to give the Shadow 5000 some spice. Handling the comfort duties for the Shadow 6000 is Saucony’s Ionic Cushioning System.

You can pick these up from Eastbay in March: Saucony Originals

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