In old analogue TV terms, white noise is a random dot pattern of static displayed when no transmission signal can be obtained by an antenna receiver. The random pattern superimposed on the picture, visible as a random flicker of “dots” or “snow”, is the result of electronic noise accidentally picked up by the antenna. As TV’s have moved into the digital realm, the white noise screen is something still seen but the random interference has been replaced by more quantized and precise patterns. The random nostalgic charm is back in the shape of the END x Saucony GRID 9000 “WHITE/NOISE”.
Taking the unmistakable upper of the GRID 9000, END. have applied an assortment of fleck-affected materials to the sneaker’s panelled construction, utilising woven cotton, felt, wool and Ballistic nylon in varying tones of grey. Working alongside the noisy grey panels are accents, tongue and bootie in an arresting Bleached Aqua hue adding comfort by way of its jersey mélange lining. Sat atop a fresh white midsole with Bleached Aqua sole unit with G.R.I.D. cushioning system, the ‘WHITE/NOISE’ is finished with 3M reflective rope laces, white noise insole and END. branding to the lateral side panel. The END. x Saucony GRID 9000 “WHITE/NOISE” launches exclusively at END. on the 7th November.