Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko Thank You

We’d like to just thank everyone who came down for the release, purchased a pair in store, purchased a pair online, and more importantly everyone at Saucony Originals and Saucony Originals Australia that helped make the Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ a reality.

If you haven’t already nabbed a pair we’ve had a small restock in-store and online, so get in before they’re gone for good...

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 'Sashiko' Clothing Capsule

To celebrate our collaborative efforts with Saucony Originals, we’ve put together a capsule collection of hoods and tees to pair off with your Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’

Cut and sewn in Canada both the tees and hoods from the collection are then printed locally here in Melbourne Australia. They’ll be releasing exclusively at Up There Store Friday the 16th of February.

Release Date: Friday 16th February
In-Store Release Time: 9:00 am
Online Release Time: 12:00 pm
Grid 8000 'Sashiko': $250AUD
Hoods: $160AUD
Tees: $75AUD

For those of you that may have missed everything, you can see all of the finer details of the Saucony Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ hereAs well as our pre-release recap here… Until Friday’s release have a closer peep at the tees and hoods after the jump…

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 'Sashiko' Event Recap

By now we hope you’ve all seen our collaborative announcement with Saucony Originals and Up There with the Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’.

To bring the collaborative effort into the world we hosted a special ‘Sashiko’ master class. We gave attendees a chance to learn not only the history, but stitch by stitch, the art of Sashiko that became the basis of the Saucony Originals collaboration.

We’d like to send a huge thank you out to everyone at Saucony, and those in attendance who came out to celebrate and bring our latest collaboration into the world.

The Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ will be releasing exclusively at Up There Level 1/15 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Friday the 16th of February with retail set at $250AUD. Remaining pairs will be available online after our in-store release.

For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko

Saucony is a brand that is steeped in rich history and is a company that has had an immeasurable amount of influence on the lives of young people all over the world. With the brands originality and quality maintaining a key focus within the Saucony shoe range; upholding the brands ethos of individuality and quality.

Up There prides itself on keeping our shelves stocked with the finest products from the best makers across the globe. Therefore the ‘Sashiko’ rendition of the Saucony Grid 8000 is something that incorporates only the finest materials from the leather and sashiko stitched upper to the debossed tongue tags, supple leather inner soles right through to the silver tipped waxed cotton laces.

This shoe is the definition of a well made article that is steeped in rich history and tradition. It is this history and tradition that lends itself to the overall theme behind the collaboration...Sashiko.

With the Japanese having a habit of making things that last a lifetime, Sashiko is one of the many ways a products lifespan can be expanded exponentially. Sashiko (literally "little stabs") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery)from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair tears with patches, this running stitch techniques often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance.

What better way to bring together two companies that believe in the production of articles that are made to endure, than to incorporate an ancient technique that itself has stood the test of time and whose purpose is to reinforce and repair.

The collaboration will be releasing exclusively at Up There Level 1/15 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Friday the 16th of February with retail set at $250. Remaining pairs will be available online after our in-store release.

For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump

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