The Saucony Jazz Original. Established in 1981. The iconic trainer that put Saucony on the map and is undoubtedly their most coveted sneak to date. Voted best quality running trainer in the 80’s, it is designed in a way that focuses on reducing weight and achieving greater balance whilst on the move. Its simple design has allowed it to become so wearable and versatile for everyday outfits which have made this heritage runner so popular over the decades. The branding on the lateral parts of the sneaker is a signature part of the Jazz and can usually be displayed in bold and bright colourways. The blend of premium suede panels mixed with a breathable mesh toe box and a nylon upper allow for a durable running trainer that maintains ergonomics as well as its street appeal.
For this retro colourway, I have tried to accentuate the vibrant red from the branding, so I have styled them with a bright red coat which is a subtle yet bold look as it doesn't reflect the main colour of the shoe which is blue, instead it focuses on the branding which is a subliminal approach and makes the outfit and trainers pop as it instantly draws your eyes to the colour.
Saucony over the years has gained a reputation that is built on heritage and their roots and speak to a mature audience that doesn't focus too much on what is popular. So I took a much more casual approach when styling these sneaks.which is why the outfit doesn't feature any heavy branding.
When styling these try and accentuate the bold colours by piecing parts of your outfit that either matches the colour or contrast them completely which will further draw attention to the sneaks. Try stick to non-heavy branding, for example, Saucony sneaks with a full Bape tracksuit doesn't really work, so keep it minimal and effortless. Instead try styling them with pieces from Carhartt, Patagonia and other workwear style brands that have a rich heritage behind them.
The next colourway is definitely a lot more minimal than the last iteration we just looked at, which is good as it means I can show you how to style the vibrant colours as well as the minimal sneaks that Saucony has to offer.
First of all, I chose to wear white socks as these are the classic runners and to stick to the OG vibes they were typically worn with a white tube sock with maybe some stripe detailing. So I have taken a contemporary approach by wearing them with cropped pants but retaining the retro vibes from the white socks. To keep the look clean I styled them with Navy pants and a plain long sleeve white tee which makes the whole outfit minimal and fresh.