Originality can often be lacking on the sneaker landscape. Many colorways can be the product of recycling and minimal tweaks. But the collaboration game allows supreme originality and creativity. This could be why collaborations have taken several steps forward. A partnership between END. and Saucony Originals has yielded the Shadow 5000 “Burger”. The kicks are the epitome of creativity and a dope idea coming into fruition. Like its name the “Burger” looks exactly like a hamburger. And END. has done an exceptional job with the packaging to further the theme. END. had these words to say:

Over the past couple of years new gourmet burger joints have been popping up all over the world, using high quality ingredients such as flakes of gold, foie gras and truffles as toppings to the burgers. Even Michelin starred chefs are getting in on the action. Taking on this inspiration and pairing it with our own love of a good burger, we have teamed with Saucony for the Shadow 5000 ‘Burger’

The upper is executed in perforated nubuck and suede with touches of leather and our custom boxes take inspiration from traditional burger packaging. One of the most customisable meals on the planet, condiments and toppings and are often a very personal choice, so for our ‘Burger’ additional laces come packaged in corresponding sealed and branded sauce sachets, allowing you to top off our take on the Shadow 5000 however you like.

  • Perforated Nubuck and Suede Uppers
  • Leather Detailing
  • Dual Branded Insole
  • Woven Tongue Patch
  • Gum Outsole
  • Comes with Interchangeable, sealed ‘BBQ’ and ‘Mayo’ Lace Packets
  • Custom ‘Burger’ Box

Only available in extremely limited numbers, the Saucony x END. Shadow 5000 ‘Burger’ will release exclusively at a launch party at 6pm on Thursday 1st May at End Hunting Co. followed by an online release on Saturday 3rd May.

Let us know what you think about the END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Burger” collaboration and the overall direction of the collab game below.