The Good Will Out x Saucony Shadow 5000 "VHS"

by Henrik Buzzi

The first release of the Shadow 5000 was at the peak of VHSs popularity in 1989. It was a workhorse running shoe that built the reputation of Saucony across the world. Even today, the Shadow remains in the Saucony performance line as a technical shoe.

The simple black VHS cassette was the main inspiration for the design of the Saucony Shadow 5000 VHS. The black upper is made of satin suede, the Saucony logo and heel tab are constructed from smooth leather and the toebox and side panel are predominantly mesh. The perforated suede leather tongue features a label with the TGWO script logo and the transparent eyelets represent spools of the tape. On the side of the heel you’ll find a debossed TGWO box logo. A TV test pattern color chart and a silver metallic VHSaucony logo top of the heel section. The mudguard of the right shoe features the classic control symbols of every video tape recorder: rewind, stop, pause, play, fast forward and record, whilst the eject symbol fits perfectly on the insole. Finally, the see through outsole was inspired by the TV screen and shows a mix of white noise and the TGWO script logo.

The Good Will Out x Saucony Shadow 5000 VHS comes in a video tape recorder box designed by Hollis Brown Thornton. The inlay paper was also made by him showing stacks of drawn VHS tapes. The first in store customers will get an original VHS tape featuring a real movie gem from the 80s. Releasing exclusively at TGWO on August 5 instore and online if any pairs remain. But you may still have a chance with signing up for their raffle HERE.