Saucony Originals is known for collabs that support a cause, more than just creating a fancy story behind it. The BAIT "Giant Leaps" that we reviewed last year is a prime example of the brand's awesomeness.
There are pairs that resonate with us not only because of its look and design, it goes out of its way to support a worthwhile cause. Built entirely with vegan approved materials and sourced from cruelty free factories, this one takes the cake as one of our favorites from the Saucony collab line.
Dubbed as the BAIT x Saucony Shadow "Cruel World" this pair goes ahead and looks forward as a shoe that totally supports something, for this shoe, the proceeds of its sales went to A Place Called Home – a non-profit youth center in South Central, Los Angeles. Nothing sweeter than getting a sneaker you love while contributing to an awesome project.
The first ever shoe from the Cruel World initiative back in 2013, the look of the shoe goes for something minimalist without losing appeal. The iconic happy face on the back portion, the skull label on the tongue, even the cork insoles go for style points without going for too much visual overload.
The charcoal colorway and the mix of cruelty free materials all make this shoe the sweetest and probably the best shoe from the collection, all boasting of causes behind each pair, the OG will always be the best.
Speaking of OG's, here's the Jordan 1 Satin if you want something iconic.