Sole Team Shots: Nick’s Saucony Shadow 90

Sole Team Shots: Nick’s Saucony Shadow 90

Sole Team Shots - Nick Engvall's Saucony Shadow 90

words & images // Nick Engvall

Being the huge Wiz Khalifa fan that I am, when I first saw these I began imagining people seeing me out and about and uncontrollably beginning to recite “black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow!,” I knew I had to have them.

Well, maybe that isn’t the exact thoughts I had, but the colorway was one of the things that drew me to the latest Saucony Shadow 90. When I dug into the box, I was actually surprised (and stoked!) to see the neon yellow laces that match the inner lining attached to one of the shoes in a plastic bag. I liked the way the shoe looks with black laces, but with summer on its way, I prefer to have something a little loud on my feet.

A comfortable runner with bright colors just makes me wish the temperatures were warmer already. The Shadow 90 combines two of the Saucony Originals that have steadily become a regular part of my collection, and probably has worked its way to the top of my list, the way it combines the Shadow 5000 midsole with the Shadow 6000 upper. The transparent gum-like yellow midsole and combination of suede and mesh will be a regular this summer for me.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for that Wiz Khalifa track, though.

Available now: Saucony Shadow 90

 

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Saucony Originals Shadow 90 Black/Yellow

Saucony Originals Shadow 90 Black/Yellow

words_Nick Engvall

With the Super Bowl just days away, this upcoming colorway of the Saucony Shadow A90 will either make for a nice celebratory purchase next month, or an uplifting parting gift from this year’s post season. Then again, you might not care about football at all and just be a Wiz Khalifa fan and these could end up making next month’s “must have” list.

Unlike Wiz’s ride, the suede on this black and yellow Saucony Shadow A90 is on the outside. It’s combined with the black leather overlays and mesh paneling throughout the upper, including the toebox. If you’re not completely familiar with the Saucony A90, it combines elements from two of the Saucony Originals’ classic running silhouettes. The A90 features the midsole and cushioning system from the Saucony Shadow 5000 and the uppers from the Saucony Shadow 6000. This particular colorway rests atop a semi-transparent yellow midsole and matching accents mixed in throughout the upper.

Available at Eastbay in March: Saucony Originals

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