UPDATE: Restock alert! Head to their online store now if you missed out. NY store Rise have been blessed with their very own Saucony, and boy have they went all-in with this release. On their blog post, the guys breakdown the sneaker pretty well, so instead of rewriting, you can get it straight from the horses' mouth:
Once our creative process began, we revelled in the opportunity to work in the greatest color palette possible — black and white. Doing so meant that we’d be communicating through the individual details executed throughout the shoe. From the genuine, hard white tumbled leather to the double-dyed, ebony perforated pigskin suede, we were crafting something we wanted to be timeless — not just seasonal or trend driven.
Meanwhile, in keeping true to the grittiness of our street-oriented storyline, we chose to have each seam left displaying raw edges. Doing so mimicked an “unfinished” look, a detail that is evident in everything RISE. As individuals, each of us is a work in progress and these details are a reflection of ourselves.
Further expressive details, which are all included with each purchase, are a set of 2 unique lapel pins (Piano and Eightball) and 3 different lace options (black/reflective rope laces, piano rope laces and flat white laces).
The "Keys Open Doors" Saucony Grid 9000 will be available in-store on the 14th of November, and for sale online the following Monday, the 17th of November.