Sneaker Politics X Saucony Courageous (The Jackson)
The year is 1815 and a British invasion has descended upon the city of New Orleans. With no established defence and 1,000 unseasoned troops, Major General Andrew Jackson sought a ‘Hail Mary’ from the most questionable of places – a pirate by the name of Jean Lafitte. Under Lafitte’s command, the American army fought off the British and American independence was saved! As a result, Lafitte and his men were praised by Jackson for 'exhibiting the same courage and fidelity' as his own troops. Celebrating 200 years since the Battle of New Orleans, Louisiana locals Sneaker Politics have chosen to honour America’s most unlikely hero for their latest collaboration with Saucony. With the Courageous as the model of choice and a colour combination worthy of America’s finest patriot, these are a fitting celebration for the men that saved New Orleans. The shoes are loaded with intricate references to the historic battle including Jackson's portrait printed on the tongue tag, and flags representative of both the US Army and Lafitte sewed to the left and right innersoles respectively. These patriotic kicks come with three sets of laces (white, navy and gold) and commemorative stickers. The shoes come packaged in the same memorial box that we saw with the other release in this collaboration, 'The Cannon'. As an added bonus, the first 50 customers to purchase the shoes through Sneaker Politics' online store will also receive a trio of gold pins specially made for the colab. These drop November 13th at 6PM CST online and at all three Sneaker Politics stores.