‘Desert’ Grid 8000 CL Saucony Original Release Date

Saucony Originals is releasing a new Grid 8000 with a fun new theme, with the desert in mind. This pair definitely has a premium materials vibe, excited to see these in person! Release details are below.

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Simplicity is key in life. We can all appreciate going off the grid to look for our own oasis and find tranquility and refuge from the everyday hustle. It’s with that mindset that we set out to design the Grid 8000 CL “Desert”, inspired by the restrained palette of a desert’s vast landscape.

“Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Mahatma Gandhi

This 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.


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, we stripped down the model to focus on premium materials and modern design, with the all-day comfort of the Original.


The Desert Grid 8000 CL features a sand nubuck and leather upper, a translucent gum outsole, pigskin sock liner and accent laces.


The Saucony Originals “Desert” Grid 8000 CL will be a limited Saucony Select release on August 10th, only available on saucony.com

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Sizing: 5-12, 13, 14
Retail: $120