Footpatrols first collaborative project with Saucony saw in the creation of the Shadow 6000 a.k.a the 'Only in Soho'. They are back for Winter '15 and have brought Japanese retail giants BEAMS with them on the triple-collaboration of the Footpatrol x BEAMS x Saucony 'Only in Tokyo' Collection. Moving forward from their previous, well received collaboration with Saucony on the Shadow 6000 'Only in Soho', they were keen to continue the 'Only in...' theme on a future project. They first met the BEAMS team back on a previous trip to Japan. With both Footpatrol and BEAMS having worked with Saucony in the past, when the opportunity in working on a three-way collaboration came to light, they were more than happy to take part.
Coming from a more sports driven Streetwear background, we looked to creating a premium collection that showcased both brands vision. With BEAMS expertise in fashion design, and Footpatrol’s attention to detail on footwear, they decided on creating a collection consisting of footwear and matching apparel.
Saucony presented them with the recently retro'd 90's runner the Grid 8000 to work their magic on. The Grid 8000 'Only in Tokyo' is made up of an Off-White, premium, pig-skin suede upper with woven BEAMS sock material underlays on the toe-box, sidewalls and heel. Orange accents on the toe-box wrap, lacing system and a reflective panel on the heel. A the top of the suede tongue is a flip embroidered tongue label featuring the BEAMS & Saucony brand logos on the right foot and the Footpatrol Gasmask & Saucony brand logo on the left. On the flipside reveals the words 'Only in Tokyo'. The Off-White theme continues on the premium leather inner lining, with a contrast Orange pig-skin suede footbed. The 'Only in Tokyo' tag is debossed in the centre of the footbed with brand logos printed in white. Three sets of laces accompany the shoe - Off-White, White and a multi-coloured flecked lace with reflective details. Sitting alongside the footwear is a four-piece apparel collection consisting of Tees, a Hood, and matching Track Pants. The Footpatrol x BEAMS x Saucony 'Only in Tokyo' Collection is due to release on 28th November at Footpatrol.