This collaboration has been a highly anticipated one and for good reason. German-based sneaker store Afew is celebrating a national icon, Wolfgang Johann Goethe, who is a notable poet in German culture as one of the most prominent writers in world literature, totalling over 50,000 pieces, Goethe's is such an exceptional figure that he has a museum is located in Düsseldorf and is the inspiration behind this release as it is located near their store.
The distinct colourway is a homage to the colours that can be seen on the museum and the architecture with a sumptuous mix of Rose & Grey. To keep aligned with the status and decadence of the building the materials on the Shadow's had to match of course. A rich suede wraps the heel and extends through to the toe box, including touches of leather which feature one of Goethe's famous poems displayed in the style of feather writing, on the heel for a stunning effect that pays tribute in the perfect way. You can also see two other poems from Goethe on the insoles and the laces which are tasteful and subtle additions. Goethe can even be seen on a papercut patch on the tongue in an old-fashioned silhouette style.
All pairs come in a special box Rose box that features Goethe's profile, inside the sneakers are wrapped in a parchment style paper that features the Afew & Saucony and of course some literature from Goethe. Including three sets of laces to make each pair individual for the wearers so you can stand out in your own distinct way.
Priced at £120, releasing on the 28/10/17.
These are highly limited and are releasing by way of a raffle to make this fair for everyone. The raffle will be open today and will be ending on 17:00 BST (28/10/17)
*The raffle is a chance to buy, not a chance to win, you will be notified via email with an invoice for your purchase if you have been successful. All unclaimed pairs will be re-raffled later that day.*
Click here to enter the raffle.