SAUCONY ORIGINALS Grid 8000 CL 'Desert'
Introduced in 1993, the Grid 8000 CL was designed for runners who demanded premium cushioning and stability, and featured the namesake midsole technology, G.R.I.D. (Groud Reaction Inertia Device). GRID works by displacing impact across the surface area of the midsole, eliminating hotspots and providing a remarkably smooth ride. On top of that, a new curved last design offered unrivaled comfort by allowing the shoe to move with the foot. For the modern reintroduction, Saucony stripped down the model to focus on premium materials and modern design, with the all-day comfort of the Original.
Simplicity is key in life. It’s with that mindset that Saucony set out to design the Grid 8000 CL “Desert”, inspired by the restrained palette of a desert’s vast landscape. The sneaker boasts monochromatic shades of sand, along with a white midsole, gum outsole, and tan midsole wedge. Intricate overlays—a blend of smooth and perforated leather paneling—are evocative of rolling dunes and swirling, granular sand.
The Desert Grid 8000 CL features a sand nubuck and leather upper, a translucent gum outsole, pigskin sock liner.