Milan-based INNER’s lavish Saucony colab draws inspiration from the sights and sounds of their hometown. Utilising the tough Grid 9000, the 'Milano' nods to colours and marble construction of the city’s Duomo Cathedral with a suede and mesh base. Muted tones are accented with hits of forest green and glistening gold.
In keeping with Milan’s reputation as global fashion capital, the INNER crew went a little avant-garde with their creation, embracing a unique asymmetrical design. Instead of working with a conventional medial-and-lateral approach, INNER mixed things up – the lateral of one shoe matches the medial of the other and vice versa.
To ensure top to toe Milanese style, the shoes come packaged with a pair of socks and a scarf, each featuring artwork inspired by Milan-based cartoonist Silver; the latter also features an excerpt from ‘Oh mia bèla Madunina’, unofficial anthem of the Milanese.
The INNER x Saucony Grid 9000 'Milano' will release exclusively through INNER's Milan store on October 21 at 4:30pm. Any remaining pairs will be available through their online store the following day at 12am.