We’re big fans of the Shadow Original, with its retro-inspired silhouette and thick mid-soles that offer a huge departure from the barefoot-style of most running sneakers today. We’re even bigger fans, though, of the Universal Works x Saucony Shadow Original “Work” Pack, which features two custom versions of the shoe, both designed for pairing with casual (well, very casual) work attires.
Sporting a solid single color for the uppers, the shoes should make for good-looking workday footwear, whether you’re hawking wares at a trade show, running around a stadium for a freelance photography job, or sitting in a cubicle during dress-down Friday. London-based Universal Works describes it as a melding of blue collar function, white collar tailoring, and classic sportswear detailing, which we dismissively interpret as, “it’s a really nice pair of everyday shoes.” Works for me.
The Universal Works x Saucony Shadow Original “Work” Pack features premium soft suede uppers, one in navy and the other in a stone color. The upper’s uniform appearance is broken only by an argon blue heel-cup that offers just the right amount of distraction from the overall tonal design. Features include a generous plain white mid-sole and a tonal embroidered branding.
We can’t find pricing, but the Universal Works x Saucony Shadow Original “Work” Pack is scheduled to drop October 3rd.