Brand: Saucony x Highsnobiety

Model: ProGrid Triumph 4

Buy: The ProGrid Triumph 4 Cream will be exclusively released on the Highsnobiety Shop and Saucony, while the silver colorway will be available at Highsnobiety Shop, Saucony, and selected retailers.

Release Date: May 31, 2023

Price: $200

Editor’s notes: A lot of things were different when Saucony first launched the Pro Triumph 4 in the mid-2000s: YouTube had only just been launched a couple of years previous, Tesla was rolling out its first prototypes to kickstart the electric car revolution, the very first iPhone was being announced… it’s surprising how far things have come since the shoe first hit shop floors.

Now, the model is back and we’ve released our own version that takes inspiration from the era when the running shoe first graced the track — mixed in with some ’90s sensibilities for good measure.

Available in either a minimal cream color scheme or a silver version with neon detailing, our in-house designers took inspiration from a range of places when coming up with the exclusive sneakers.

The now-discontinued iPod, early-naughts technical outdoor wear, and 2000s techno ravers are just a few of the things that informed the design, with the latter not only helping to shape the shoe’s pop colors and shiny faux leather fabric but also the lookbook.

Celebrating self-expression through movement, the dancer and artist Eddy Soares took both colorways of the limited-edition sneakers for a spin in our campaign imagery.

Further notable updates to the retro running model include a chunkier mesh fabric that’s been used on the upper and co-branded detailing but, beyond the hood, it keeps the same tech that Saucony is famed for.

While being a lifestyle shoe, this model boasts a medial panel packed with Arch-lock technology along with ProGrid tooling on the midsole — it might look like it’s from the start of the decade, but this sneaker’s technology certainly isn’t.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, however, as the brand has a history of hi-tech, best-in-class running footwear that dates back to 1898. The American label’s owners, which were then called Hyde, even created footwear for NASA and its early astronauts before eventually merging with Saucony to become one label.

Today, the brand continues to bring new innovations to the running industry while also delivering lifestyle models to the sneaker market. The Pro Triumph 4 fits into the latter category, and joins Highsnobety’s growing list of sneaker collaborators, alongside the likes of adidas, BAPE, and Mizuno.


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