Welcome to the Windy City
Chicago – The Windy City – that isn’t particularly windy. So what’s with the nickname? Theory has it that Chicago is full of braggarts, and that doesn’t even include the ‘long-winded’ politicians. But the fact of the matter is that anyone that has been to Chicago has found themselves invited into the Chicagoan family by some of the nicest people in the world!
The Municipal Flag of Chicago
How many people out there know what their city flag looks like? Did you know that, most likely, your city has its own flag? Well most Chicagoans sure do, and it’s easy to tell when you see it displayed outside businesses, pubs, and stadiums all over town. The Chicago flag consists of two blue stripes divided by a white stripe. Between the blue stripes are four red, six-pointed stars. Each with its own symbolic meaning of a historical event in Chicago’s history.
The shoes that run the Windy City
Every October 45,000 runners gather in Chicago to cover 26.2 miles. But don’t let the city’s nickname fool you – the wind doesn’t stop the participants from flying through the streets to a new PR (Personal Record), the famously flat and friendly course is perfect for running fast times. We wanted to design our limited edition Chicago shoes to embody the spirit of The Windy City – and we took inspiration from their beautiful flag to do so.
The Chicago Kinvara 7 sports a fresh blue and white colorway and red star graphic:
The Chicago Kineta Relay comes in a light and fresh blue/white colorway, evoking the feeling you have when wearing these casual shoes made for all-day comfort:
This one of a kind box displays the skyline of Chicago and iconic white/blue/red colors.Now available at Saucony.com and Fleet Feet Sports Chicago! Stay tuned for more images of the 2016 Limited Edition Chicago designs by following Saucony on Instagram and Twitter.
They're finally here. pic.twitter.com/Jr1wcJEl2B— Fleet Feet Chicago (@FleetFeetChgo) September 8, 2016