Saucony and BODEGA certainly have a synergy, and whether it's based on shared Massachusetts roots or not, every collaboration that sneaker fans get from these two has cohesive appeal, whether from a strong theme influence, or just unique color schemes matched to construction blends that speak to understated quality. Saucony fans have had a wealth of BODEGA collaborations to choose from over the past year, with the release of a Master Control collection, and a Spring 2011 collection featuring the Jazz 91 and the Shadow 6000. Now the Boston-based boutique has teamed up with Saucony on a release of the GRID 9000 Elite - a shoe that brings classic Saucony running construction together with an ACG-like modular panel construction. A relatively dialed-back color palette is well balanced by a mix of texture and textiles, with emphasis on a premium suede upper, a neoprene sockliner, and a gum brown sole. Truly solid, and an item for both collaboration connoisseurs and those looking for a Saucony that has a bit of an outdoorsy throwback aesthetic. The shoe will be available February 2012; check back for details, and check out images after the jump. via: Crooked Tongues.