When you think of the name Patrick Aloysius Ewing Sr, one cannot help but associate it with New York City.
Patrick became renowned for the toughness, strength, camaraderie and courage he displayed on court during his 15 year career as a the starting center of the New York Knicks. The blood, sweat (buckets of it), and tears Patrick poured on the hardwood of Madison Square Garden over the years resonated with the thousands of fans watching in the stands and eventually spilled out into the hearts of all New Yorkers. This swagger not only became the identity of the team but of the entire culture of New York City.
It is safe to say on that uneventful day when Patrick was traded to the Seattle Supersonics before the start of the 2000-2001 season, he took a piece of the team and city with him that has not been seen since his departure…
In his absence, there have been very few individuals who have carried on the tradition of representing New York City in the same vein as Patrick. Thus when the opportunity presented itself for our store to produce our own interpretaion of the Ewing 33 High, it only made sense to enlist two individuals who continuously embody the true “OG” spirit of the golden era of New York to restore the feeling and groundwork Ewing left behind. The concept of this entire project revolves around Patrick’s middle name “Aloysius” which means ‘fame and war’ or ‘famous in war’. Taking that into account, each shoe serves as an award of sorts for Patricks’s hard work as a player for New York.
Officially renamed and inspired by the original meaning of Ewing’s own middle name, we are proud to introduce the Packer Shoes x Fabolous x Teyana Taylor x Ewing Athletics “Aloysius” 33 High (Fame & War Project).
The black/”OG” edition of the “Aloysius” 33 High by Packer Shoes & Fabolous was designed to serve as a medal of honor for all of the bravery Patrick has displayed on the court and his formidable defense. Constructed using the highest quality luxurious full grain leather hides ever used by the factory, the main design cue comes in the form of custom “Ewing Defence Regiment” crest logo on the tongue which is a direct reference from the Jamaica Defence Force – the combined military force of Patrick’s native land. Staying true to it’s inspiration, the logo contains the original British variant spelling of “defense” with a “c” which correlates to Jamaica’s origins as a British colony.
Flipping the script slightly, the right shoe features contrasting white custom stitched “Packer Shoes” branding in the original Ewing signature font, while the classic “Patrick Ewing” signature remains on the left foot.
Additional features include a custom fine woven Chinese Red and Ponderosa Pine Green ankle strap which references the ribbon of the JDF ‘Medal of Honour & Gallantry’. These color accents are continued on the gold tipped shoe laces (alternate white with gold tip laces are provided for customization). Gold accents also adorn the redesigned satin inner lining and the custom metal plated ankle strap buckle and custom “NYC” & “33” ankle plates which represent Patrick’s retired number 33 as member of the Knicks and the city which he represented to the fullest. Hidden inside are custom “Empire State” sublimated insoles which represent the spirit and ‘soul’ of being a true New York icon. Balancing out the design we implemented a stark white outsole with Chinese Red coated midsole for contrast with the classic gum rubber ‘Ewing” basketball on the bottom of the outsole.
Each pair of the black/OG “Aloysius” 33 High come packaged in a custom made black shoebox featuring the “Ewing Defence Regiment” and “Packer Shoes” Ewing-script logo with “OG” medal of honor ribbon printed wrapping paper. Printed on the underside of the top box lid we find the official presentation of this medal of honor to “Center Patrick Aloysius Ewing – Proudly Served”. Adding a final “style code” to the design details, are the “718” custom color coding for this particular pair which serves as an ode to Fabolous hometown of Brooklyn, NY which him and “The Family” defend to the fullest.
Exclusive only to our special limited edition release at S.O.B.’s NYC – each pair sold at S.O.B.’s come with special “OG” shoe lace dubraes – housed in a special Packer/Ewing box.
The gold/black “Aloysius” 33 High by Packer Shoes & Teyana Taylor celebrates the “fame” of being an professional athlete and all the success attraction that came with being under the bright lights of the Empire State during the golden era of the 1990’s when the 33 High was reigned supreme on the streets and courts of NYC. Also constructed using the highest quality luxurious full grain leather hides ever used by the factory, the entire upper features a metallic gold treatment. The main design cue comes in the form of custom “Ewing Empire” logo on the tongue which signifies the iconic status held by Patrick in NYC.
As with the black/OG pair, the right shoe of the gold/black “Aloysisus” 33 High features metallic gold custom stitched “Packer Shoes” branding in the original Ewing signature font, while the classic “Patrick Ewing” signature remains on the left foot.
Additional features include a custom metallic gold fine woven ankle strap and metallic gold with gold tipped shoe laces (alternate black with gold tip laces are provided for customization). Black accents also adorn the redesigned satin inner lining. Custom metal plated ankle strap buckle and custom “NYC” & “33” ankle plates which represent Patrick’s retired number 33 as member of the Knicks and the city which he represented to the fullest. Hidden inside are custom “Empire State” sublimated insoles which represent the spirit and ‘soul’ of being a true New York icon. Adding even more flair to the look, we implemented a clear gum with metallic gold dust speckled outsole with contrasting black midsole. The classic gum rubber ‘Ewing” basketball on the bottom of the outsole also receives a clear gum revamping.
Each pair of the gold/black “Aloysius” 33 High come packaged in a custom made black shoebox featuring a hi-res sublimation of the foyer of the Empire State Building with the Teyana VII inspired “NY 2015: The Year of Completion” quote and symbolic “Fame” printed wrapping paper. Adding her own “style code” to the design details, are the “212” custom color coding for this particular pair which serves as an ode to Teyana’s area code for her hometown of Harlem, USA which she always represents to the fullest.
Exclusive only to our special limited edition release at S.O.B.’s NYC – each pair sold at S.O.B.’s come with special “VII” shoe lace dubraes – housed in a special Packer/Ewing box.
As a prelude to Teyana’s now SOLD OUT show at Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s NYC – 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014), us Thursday – March 26th from 1pm – 4:30pm for the special limited edition launch of the Packer Shoes x Fabolous x Teyana Taylor x Ewing “Aloysius” 33 High Fame & War Project with special guests Teyana Taylor and Fabolous!!!
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In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the storied 1300 model, New Balance presents us with a blast from the past with the release of one of the most iconic original color ways of the 1300.
Fitted with the original vibram outsole used during it’s original run, the M1300JP2 also comes equipped with a commemorative 30th anniversary nylon shoe bag all housed in an OG designed shoe box.
Look for this limited edition drop to launch Saturday – March 28th in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.
One month ago on February 15th, the pop-up retail experience formed by Sneakersnstuff & Packer Shoes coined “Token38″ closed it’s doors for business at the Refinery Hotel, eventually serving as a precursor to our subsequent product launch on the Token38.com website.
Being that all good things must come to an end, Wednesday- April 1st will be the last day to purchase any remaining Token38 product from TOKEN38.com as we will be shutting down the website for good at exactly 11:59pm EST.
Shop now while supplies last!!!
Ultra Boost change everything you thought you knew about what fast, cushioned and comfortable feels like. They feature a seamless and stretchy Primeknit upper, while the midsole, comprised entirely of boost™ foam, has an incredibly responsive ground feel. Adidas’ own signature TORSION® SYSTEM supports the midfoot while allowing for natural motion, and a stretch web outsole that adapts to your foot strike.
Offered in both a core black/purple and solar red/black color options, the Adidas Ultra Boost is now available in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.
Retail price is $180 USD.
Now available in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.
Digging deep into their archives of running models, Saucony Originals division unearths the 1980’s classic Courageous silhouette in a contemporary fashion.
Noticeably missing the “courageous” branding on the side, the full premium suede treatment the upper completely breaths new life into the timeless running shoe.
Offered in both a red & blue suede options with contrasting cream, white and grey accents all set on top of black outsole, the Saucony Courageous “Premium Pack” is now available both in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.
Retail is set at $100 USD.
When a seventeen year old Boris Becker won Wimbledon in the mid 1985, he was sporting this PUMA style, which became one of his signature shoes on the court. Newly reissued, this leather sneaker features the classic styling and superior comfort that marks the PUMA brand.
The Puma Becker Leather “Peacoat” is now available both in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.
Retail is set at $135 USD.
The crew over at Ewing Athletics continue with their solid line-up of new color ways with two choice offerings for the Spring 2015 season.
Picking up where last year’s 33 High left off with the 2015 “St. Patrick’s Day” Ewing Rogue ($120 USD) features a jellybean green synthetic upper with contrasting orange and white hits throughout. Additional highlights include a white speckled midsole, custom #33 shamrock artwork on the tongue as well as a remixed “St. Patrick” Ewing signature which lays on the strap.
Rounding out the collection is the “Red Suede” Ewing Guard ($100 USD) which features the same quality materials and color placement as the original red suede edition of the 33 High.
Both styles are now available exclusively in very limited quantities in-store at Packer Shoes.