Just before 2021 ended, Trinidad Jame$ made headlines with his Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81, launching the “Sorrel Red” colorway at ComplexCon. For the next installment, Jame$ offers the Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81 “Carnival Black.”
The certified platinum rapper and longtime sneakerhead brings his effortless style to the Saucony Jazz 81. This time around the sneakers come with a touch of gold, a nod to Jame$’ debut single. The “Carnival Black” colorway also pays tribute to the annual holiday of his home country, Trinidad.
“Carnival is an homage to the rich culture of Trinidad and Tobago,” said Trinidad Jame$. “The 2nd color to my collaboration with Saucony is well-timed to launch during Black History Month. A perfect time to celebrate and ‘Do Your Hommewrk’ on another beautiful piece of my country’s history and heritage.”
The makeup on this Saucony Jazz 81 is similar to the first pair as it has a monochromatic upper with an all-black exterior that’s capped off with a white outsole. The upper uses soft premium leather with brushed suede and a tinted translucent toe box. The Saucony stripe on the side of the sneaker is made with this same tinted translucent material. The heel tabs stand out in gold and spell out, “Hommewrk.” Other Hommewrk branding appears on the tongue tag and on the insole. Behind the tongue, a steelpan drum is embroidered on the inside, paying homage to the steelpan competition that takes place during the Trinidad Carnival every year. Finishing details include extra laces and a “triple glow” outsole that glows in three different colors.
The Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81 “Carnival Black” is set to release on February 16th via Hommewrk.com. A global release will follow on February 18th via saucony.com and select retailers. The sneakers are priced at $110. For more Saucony releases and updates on all your favorite sneakers, follow @NiceKicks on Instagram.
Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81 “Carnival Black”
Release Date:February 16, 2022