West coast retailer BAIT introduces their next instalment on their cruel world series, this time it’s on the Saucony Shadow 5500. Proceeds front he sales of this release will go to support Follow Your Dreams, a UK based organization that helps kids with learning disabilities pursue their dreams.
The “Giant Leap” collab uses Saucony’s Shadow 5500 silhouette, a hybrid between the Shadow 5000 and 6000. Each Cruel World design is inspired by and is an expression of the cause. For “Giant Leap,” Bait was inspired by astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous quote as he stepped onto the moon, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” a testament to what could be accomplished in the pursuit of our dreams.
The shoe features a deep space black upper in liquid nylon and a combination of ribbed neoprene, bubble neoprene, and smooth neoprene. It also boasts reflective 3M hits with a fitted moon print that wraps around the shoe. The midsole features a speckled pattern with the pitch black blocking, and is completed with an icy outsole.
The shoe also boasts intricate details inspired by space, including Bait and Saucony NASA inspired Cruel World branding is featured on the woven label on the tongue, and images of the moon and earth on the insoles.
Saucony Shadow 5500 Cruel World 6 x Bait “Giant Leap”
Launch: Saturday 6th February 00:01GMT