Bait released a teaser of their collaboration with Saucony earlier this week, and now we get a detailed look at the socio-conscious, cruelty free, Saucony Shadow Original. Constructed with entirely cruelty free, and vegan materials, Bait utilizes canvas and suede paneling with hemp accenting the construction and cork insoles.

Southern California’s Bait brings us not only a nice collaboration, but also attempts to elevate the awareness of violence and animal cruelty in manufacturing. By using only vegan and cruelty free products Bait may just cause a few of us to stop and think about life outside of shoes. Whether you are vegan or not, support cruelty free products or not, it is unquestionably an admirable undertaking, and resulted in a meaningful shoe. Bait will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to ‘A Place Called Home‘ , a non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles which encourages education, creativity, and mentoring.

In order to support (buy) the Saucony Shadow Original ” Cruel World”, Bait will be taking reservations at their flag ship store in Diamond Bar, CA ¬†from November 22-24. Online entries to reserve a pair will begin November 24th. Delivery and pick-up will be on December 2nd.

Whether the shoe itself attracts you, the causes which Bait is championing reverberate with your emotions, or none of the above; take time to remember that this hobby/addition/”sneaker game” is just a small fraction of what life means, and there a plethora of other things in life which are more important.

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Source: HB