Collaborating with a major sneaker manufacturer can give a locally known shop worldwide recognition overnight. Such is the case with 8ach, who recently teamed up with Saucony Originals on an intriguing Shadow 6000.
8cht (pronounced Acht) has been a premier destination for sneaker heads in Amsterdam since 2006, but their existence has been unknown of by most outsiders. With some help from Saucony Originals, the shop is suddenly exposed to the world as its name becomes tied to one of the dopest Shadow 6000’s the market has seen in recent years (sorry Bodega). The sneakers feature a mixture of premium materials throughout the upper including denim, suede, leather and mesh, which are laid out in a modish white, black and red color scheme and complemented with a sticky gum outsole. Finer details include “Amsterdam” embroidered in white along the heel, a custom tongue tag featuring the number “8” and the word “Invictus”, which translates to invincible in Latin, and a custom lace lock with “8cht” printed across it. Additionally, the sneakers come packaged in a specially designed box, which unfortunately isn’t shown in this set of photos.
Limited to 150 pairs, the 8cht x Saucony Shadow 6000 was originally slated to be released yesterday exclusively through 8cht in Amsterdam, but due to the current crisis in Asia the sneakers have been delayed by at least four weeks. While they won’t be available in the US, you can get a close look at them through the detailed photos provided below. Check em out and than shoot over to Lacebag to read the translated interview with Philip, the owner of 8cht, for the complete story behind the project with Saucony.