Using mushroom-derived leather, the Saucony Originals Mushroom Pack sneakers are here
Those putting in the effort to shop sustainably should take a look at the Saucony Originals Mushroom Pack sneakers coming their way. For SS23, Saucony has reworked three of their most popular silhouettes using a mushroom leather alternative. Are they edible? No. Are they incredible? Yes.
The Saucony Originals Mushroom Pack sneakers redesign the 3D Grid Hurricane, Shadow 5000, and Shadow 6000 silhouettes in a more environmentally friendly manner using Hyphalite, a 90% bio-based fungus material. The construction of each pair is completed with recycled laces and rubber outsoles that have been reground, and a variety of earth toned color schemes give these shoes their natural look.
Saucony has selected a striking color scheme of “Tan/Light Yellow” with accents of light pink and soft green for the 3D G.R.I.D. Hurricane. The majority of this shoe’s structure is made of materials derived from hemp and mushrooms. Recycled laces, cork footbeds, and a mushroom emblem on the tongue further the eco-friendly design.
The Shadow 5000 also comes in “Tan/Olive”, offering shades that are ideal for any season. It includes all the previously stated environmentally friendly elements but maintains the pair’s shock absorbing EVA midsole unit, so performance is unaffected. The Shadow 6000 adds blush pink, peachy tan, cream, and green to a sneaker mostly colored with Burgundy.
The Saucony Originals Mushroom Pack sneakers are now available at a suggested retail price of between $120 to $150. In the meantime, take a closer and more detailed look at the official images of the shroomed out Saucony sneakers below.