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Dunkin’ preps for Boston Marathon using donut-inspired running shoes, ‘munchkin’ sizes for kids

Dunkin’, and Saucony for a collaboration for the release of the donut-inspired sneakers for the Boston Marathon.
(Saucony)

Beantown really runs on Dunkin’.

Dunkin’ and the sneaker manufacturer Saucony, both Massachusetts-based companies, linked for the second year in a row to create a custom shoe design in time for the Boston Marathon.

Lacing up for the Boston Marathon need to have a treatment in the new limited edition Saucony x Dunkin’ Kinvara 10 athletic shoes, complete with a strawberry-frosted donut medallions on the shoestrings, a Dunkin’ cup of coffee on the tongue, and the word “Boston” on a reflective strip on the heel.

This year, the sweet kicks come in smaller sizes, also for the munchkins to watch the April 15 race.

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“Marathons bring out the best of the human spirit and the collective good that is around our hometown race is striking, inspiring and contagious,” Saucony’s chief marketing officer Don Lane told Boston.com.

“We are proud to work together with fellow Boston brand icon Dunkin’ in the creation of the Saucony x Dunkin’ Kinvara 10 to deliver even more goodness to our running community,” said Lane.

Saucony, which also designed shoes, after the other Boston icons, such as the Freedom Trail and the Green Line, gave a new meaning to the “America Runs on Dunkin'” slogan in its 2018 launch of the Kinvara 9 recommended that a strawberry-frosted donut on the heel of the shoe. The orange and magenta innovation sold in record time, Saucony said in a statement.

The 2019 shoe collaboration features sneakers for kids, a smaller size of the children’s 10.5 to an adult size 6 priced at $65 per pair. The two Boston brands joined forces to offer the identical design in a child-friendly customize sneakers with a 3D-contouring memory foam footbed, triflex rubber studs on the sole for better grip and an antimicrobial treatment in the lining to prevent stinky feet.

A few run to $120 for adult sizes and $65 for kids sizes.

Donut-inspired shoes released in time for the Boston Marathon runners.
(Saucony)

The 2019 limited edition shoes went on sale Thursday at saucony.com and the Marathon Sports in Boston, and on Friday at the Marathon Sports in Brookline, Cambridge and Wellesley, on marathonsports.com.

The shoes can also be purchased at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston from April 12 to April 14.

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Dunkin’, and Saucony will also co-host of various events in the run-up to the marathon, starting with a launch party on March 21, where free coffee will be served. Dunkin’ employees to cheer for runners on the marathon day and serve free coffee and donuts on a Saucony medal engraving event at the Marathon Sports’ Boylston Street location, the day after the game.

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