Saucony Counts Down to National Irish Coffee Day, January 25, With Steamy “Irish Coffee” Pack Tribute in Coffee, Whiskey and Cream Selections

 

 

The Saucony ‘Irish Coffee’ Pack pays homage to Joe Sheridan, the man who invented the alcoholic coffee drink back in 1943.

 

As the story goes, a flight full of American passengers was recalled to Foynes Airbase in Ireland after struggling against heavy storms for several hours. The flight landed safely at the airbase, and the passengers disembarked. Though grateful to be alive, they were cold and miserable in the freezing night air.

 

Joseph Sheridan, the chef at the airbase terminal restaurant, caught sight of the chilly passengers. He decided to whip up a concoction that would warm their bodies as well as their spirits. Sheridan brewed up some hot coffee and added a splash of good Irish whiskey to the mix. The passengers enjoyed the hot coffee’s unique flavor. One passenger even asked Sheridan if they were drinking Brazilian coffee. Chef Sheridan famously replied, “No, that’s Irish coffee.”

 

Saucony  Originals pays homage to Sheridan and the creation of the Irish Coffee by launching The Irish Coffee pack just in time for the Holiday season. The 1991 classic Shadow 6000 silhouette has been chosen to host this pack for it’s well rounded exterior allowing a strong base for the extra buttery Wolverine Silkee Suede upper. The original engineered stability in the heel and extra flexibility and cushion in the forefront remain intact.
Three very specific colorways have been chosen to resemble the three key elements needed to create the perfect Irish Coffee. We start with the base, which is the Coffee, dark and rich in color and a punchy caffeine hit. The next step is to add a shot of strong Irish Whisky, which resembles a golden honey hue, and finally to top it off with a thick layer of soft Cream which floats effortlessly above an all white EVA midsole and triangular lug gum sole.

 

The Irish Coffee Pack will be available on the 15th December 2015

 

AT THESE SELECT RETAILERS:

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Platypus – George St Sydney

Platypus -Miranda

Platypus -Bondi Junction

Platypus -Chatswood

Platypus -Blacktown

Platypus -Market City Haymarket

Sole Mate Sneakers

 

VICTORIA

Brixton Pound

Dakota 501

Platypus – Swanston St Melbourne

Platypus -Emporium Melbourne

Platypus -Chadstone

Platypus -512 Chapel Melbourne

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Cabinet Noir

Platypus -Joondalup

 

QUEENSLAND

Laced

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Platypus -Rundle Mall Adelaide

 

NEW ZEALAND

Platypus – 162 queen St

 

Available online now at STYLERUNNER