‘Giant Leaps’ is the sixth iteration of the ongoing initiative Saucony started over a year ago entitled CruelWorld Initiative. For those less familiar with its objective, the CruelWorld Initiative aims to give back to communities through Saucony’s collaborations. A total of $100,000 have been granted to charities thus far; this year Saucony has committed itself to champion Follow Your Dreams — an organisation based in the UK that helps kids with learning disabilities turn their dreams into reality. Ugh, feelings… Each design produced for this initiative is a reflection of Saucony’s objective — take the ‘Giant Leaps’ for example; a phrase used in 1969 should come to mind. But if it doesn’t, think man on the moon. Its upper is given a Deep Space black treatment together with a smooth neoprene, ribbed-prene, and bubble-prene. There’s also a NASA-inspired woven label on the shoes’ tongue along with subtle BAIT and Saucony’s CruelWorld branding. On top of that, there are photographs of Moon and Earth on its insoles.
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Retailing at RM439, the BAIT x Saucony Shadow 5500 Cruel World 6 ‘Giant Leaps’ is available at Sole What One Utama. More from Sole What here.