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To celebrate the largest tennis tournament in New York City, adidas Originals has created a limited edition US Open footwear pack. The wildly popular ZX Flux and the iconic tennis silhouette Stan Smith, echo sport by looking to adidas tennis athletes for inspiration.

During the US Open, adidas athletes will wear adizero apparel which is created through a unique hand printed, dyeing process making each piece one-of-a-kind. Using these same printing techniques, the ZX Flux is available in black and red colorways, bringing the concept off court and on to the street—making each shoe different and unique. The Stan Smith takes both color and material cues from the tennis world and adizero product. The insole is cut from orange felt with white lines mirroring the felt and design of tennis balls while the heel and tongue details match the adizero red colorway.

US Open ZX Flux and Stan Smith are now available in limited quantities online only at PackerShoes.com.
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Back in 2008, iconic Australian-based magazine, Sneaker Freaker, teamed up with Puma to take the collectible footwear world into the deepest, darkest depths of the sea by way of two incredible shark-inspired colorways of the Blaze of Glory. Since then, the legacy has grown with additional special editions and even the re-release of the originals. Now in 2015, the saga continues with a dark new twist on the theme — one that was innocently sparked by an enlightened Facebook comment from a few years back.

Where do we come in? With it being the 40th anniversary of a certain legendary film that took inspiration from the New Jersey shark attacks of 1916, the stars aligned for Packer to join the fray for the release of the “BLOODBATH” Puma Blaze of Glory. The relationship between Packer and Sneaker Freaker goes back a long way, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally join forces for a collaboration project.

For a release of this magnitude, we needed a bigger boat, so we’ll be splattering the streets of midtown Manhattan next week with the PUMA x SNEAKER FREAKER x PACKER “BLOODBATH” RETAIL SPACE. In addition to the limited release of the Puma Blaze of Glory, the shop will offer a complete apparel capsule featuring limited co-branded BLOODBATH hoodies, tees, shorts and hats.

With that said, we’re very proud to present a first look at the BLOODBATH collection. Full release details coming soon…

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The Japanese company Porter-Yoshida & Co, found in 1935, is very well-known for high-quality Japanese-made bags according to its principle of ‘heart and soul in every stitch’. Adidas and Porter-Yoshida & Co celebrate the 85th anniversary of the company with the Stan Smith x Porter that comes in two colorways and combines premium leather/suede and black/blue satin along with the rescue orange lining from MA-1 Flight Jackets.

Look for the black/orange edition of the adidas Originals Stan Smith x Porter to release at 12pm noon this Saturday – August 29th in-store .

Remaining stock will post online at 8pm EDT at PackerShoes.com.
Retail is set at $120 USD.

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Continuing with the 25th Anniversary collaborative rollout of the Asics GEL-Lyte III model, this month we take a look at London’s own Footpatrol and their creative rendition entitle “Squad”.

Inspired by the original Footpatrol gasmask logo the GEL-LYTE III ‘Squad’ symbolises a time of conflict & struggle for many Britons but also reminiscent of a time when people came together in the hardest of times. The end result is the Footpatrol x ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III ‘Squad’.

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Incorporating elements from their OG gasmask logo which formed the base for the colour palette, a rich Olive Branch pigskin suede features on the upper, accented with Metallic Gold and Black details throughout. Additional features include perforated details on the toe-box and medial & lateral quarter panels, with a hairy pigskin suede to the split-tongue, a deep Black suede ASICS waves logo on the lateral panel with a tonal ASICS waves logo on the medial side highlighted with a reflective Metallic Gold trim.

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The premium styling continues with soft Willow coloured inner lining and matching footbed, with the OG Footpatrol gasmask logo printed on the footbed heel. Further Footpatrol branding features throughout, the FP collegiate logo on the heel, and the Bar logo on the lateral side of the right shoe, and medial side of the left. This detail is also replicated on both panels with the ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III logo. The shoe comes supplied with a set of three laces – a Willow coloured lace, a reflective Olive Branch coloured rope lace, and an Olive Branch flat lace with a morse code message printed in Black that spells out ‘Footpatrol GEL-LYTE III’.

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Rounding off the theme of our co-lab is the ‘FP SQUAD’ embroidered logo that carrys the message ’11 Members, 1 Squad Leader’ on the inside of the split-tongue.

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Look for the Footpatrol x Asics GEL-Lyte III 25th Anniversary “Squad” edition to launch at 12pm EDT this Saturday – August 29th – in-store only at Packer Shoes.

Retail is set at $200 USD.

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“Lets connect, Politic, Ditto…”

Special thank you to Raekwon, Just Blaze, ‘Mikey Likes It’ and everyone who came out yesterday for the launch of the Packer x Raekwon “Purple Tape” Diadora N.9000 at S.O.B.’s.

As a show of gratitude and due to overwhelming demand, a limited run of the “Purple Tape” N.9000 and matching tee will launch at 12pm noon tomorrow – August 22nd – online at PackerShoes.com.

Purchases will be limited to one (1) pair per customer/household.

Multiple orders will be cancelled on site, no exceptions.

This is deemed as “special launch product”, thus all sales are final. No returns, exchanges or refunds will be accepted.