Dunkin' Donuts, Saucony partner to release limited edition sneakers

  • Dunkin' Donuts, Saucony partner to release limited edition sneakers

Dunkin' Donuts, Saucony partner to release limited edition sneakers

With the Boston Marathon set for April 16, the Massachusetts-based entities crafted the running shoe as an homage to the participants through a partnership that one might deem a head scratcher-the Quincy-situated Dunkin' Donuts has a reputation as a potential enemy to waistlines, and the Lexington-headquartered Saucony is known as a fitness-focused business.

"The Saucony X Dunkin" Kinvara 9 celebrates the joy, determination and delicious obsession of runners everywhere with a sense of playfulness that's true to the heart and soul of both brands. Thanks to a news release's mention of "iced coffee and hot coffee insoles" and a "frosted donut heel", the tribute commodity is not short on originality, and continues an interesting trend that finds food franchises offering footwear options.

The sneaker, packaged in a box with the Dunkin' Donuts logo, comes in men's and women's sizes and is available for pre-order starting Tuesday.

Shoe company Saucony just took Dunkin' Donuts' catchphrase seriously when it brought together athletic wear and donuts for a sweet pair of trainers. The Saucony river logo, located on each side of the shoe, features a coffee-bean print detail.

Dunkin' Donuts unveils Girl Scout cookie-flavored coffee " Our limited edition collaboration with Dunkin', celebrating the symbiotic relationship between coffee, running and donuts", the Saucony website says.

"Boston" is engraved on the soles in the iconic Dunkin' font, and "America Runs On Dunkin" is written on the heel. "We're always looking for new ways for our guests to experience and enjoy Dunkin' Donuts and the Saucony X Dunkin' Kinvara 9 is yet another way they can do so".

And though it may surprise non-runners, Dunkin' reports that the Strava exercise tracking app has found coffee and donuts to be the #1 and #6 most-cited food/beverage among runners, respectively.