Originally slated to release last month but delayed due to the unexpected crisis in Asia, the 8cht x Saucony Originals Shadow 6000 “Invictus” finally released this past weekend.
8cht, which is pronounced Acht and sometimes referred to as simply 8 for short, is one of Amsterdam’s premier destinations for the latest sneakers. Since opening shop in 2006, their name has been known mostly among locals. Their presence in the sneaker world grows though as the shop teams up with Saucony Originals for its first sneaker collaboration.
Working with Saucony’s Shadow 6000 silhouette, 8cht produced a produced a detail heavy sneaker with premium materials and custom embroidery. A mixture of denim, suede, leather and mesh is used to construct the upper in a neutral white, black and red color scheme, joined by a gum outsole to extend the premium look. Further details include “Amsterdam” in white along the heel, a custom tongue tag featuring the number “8” and the word “Invictus” (Invincible in Latin) and a pair of “8cht” lace locks. Limited to 140 pairs, the 8cht x Saucony Sahdow 6000 “Invictus” was released on May 7th exclusively through 8cht in Amsterdam.
Check out a video after the jump where Philip of 8cht tells us his inspiration behind the sneakers.