1989 marked the inception of both Japan’s United Arrows & Sons and Italy’s Slam Jam, and the duo links up for two models for adidas’ Sneaker Exchange program. They keep it classic by tackling the Gazelle and Campus, each done in subtle ways to reference locally-sourced materials. The Campus uses high quality organic cotton to mirror Japanese Ikeuchi and the Gazelle opts for Alcantara, a material created in 1972 by Japanese and Italian companies. Clever co-branded details hit each shoe to round out the narratives for each model.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com
United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam x adidas Consortium Campus S.E. – White ($150)
United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam x adidas Consortium Gazelle S.E. – Chalk ($150)
After multiple releases from the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange program for men, Berlin’s Overkill and Taiwan’s Fruition combine for two sneakers for women in the form of an EQT Lacing ADV and a reinterpreted Tubular Doom. The EQT model is crafted in pink suede with a black leather overlay and heel branding, while the Tubular Doom gets draped in cream with elastic portions and a sock construction with pink branding hits on the heel.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available tomorrow, September 30th in-store at both Packer locations.
Overkill x Fruition x adidas Consortium WMNS EQT Lacing ADV S.E. – Dusty Pink/Black ($160)
Overkill x Fruition x adidas Consortium WMNS Tubular Elastic S.E. – Dusty Pink/Black ($160)
adidas Consortium x The Good Will Out NMD_CS1 – Triple Black ($220)
adidas Consortium links up Germany’s The Good Will Out boutique to release a blacked out “Ankoku Toshi Jutsu” NMD_CS1. As an homage to the ninja who moves silently, the heel tabs say “The Art of Seeing through Darkness” and “The Good Will Out” in both English and Japanese. Tonal black Primeknit drapes the upper over all black Boost on the midsole with black pods and a serrated black outsole to complete the look.
Available Friday night at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available Saturday, September 23rd in-store at both Packer locations. First come, first serve.
Inspired by a science fiction story involving a fictional tale of a discovery of a parallel universe, adidas Consortium releases a Workshop Pack with updated versions of two heritage models, the Adistar and the TwinStrike. The Adistar Comp A//D and a TwinStrike A//D each emerge with many unique details, including reflective portions, ClimaCool mesh, premium suede, and glossy leather.
Available tomorrow night, 9/21 at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available 9/21 at noon EST in-store at both Packer locations.
adidas Consortium Twinstrike A//D – Grey ($240)
adidas Consortium Adistar Comp A//D – Grey ($160)
The recent emphasis on various EQT models continues with this collaborative pack between adidas Consortium and BAIT. Deemed the “R+D” (Research and Development) pack for its emphasis on new technology, a black EQT Support Future and a White EQT Support 93/16 arrive with tweaks to the EQT line. Both models feature a new lightweight mesh cage, and the white model has glow in the dark features, while the black includes reflective detailing below its Primeknit overlay.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available Saturday, September 2nd in-store at both Packer locations.
BAIT x adidas Consortium EQT Support Future – Black/Red ($220)
BAIT x adidas Consortium EQT Support 93/16 – Triple White ($180)
Highs & Lows x adidas Consortium EQT Support ADV – Sand/Olive ($180)
Australia’s Highs & Lows again collaborate with adidas after tackling a 2016 EQT Support 93 and 2014 version of the EQT Guidance 93. This EQT ADV mixes a beige Primeknit upper with hits of olive on the eyelets and lacelocks for an earth-toned execution. Highs & Lows branding appears on the heel, tongue tag, and below the laces over a beige midsole with a gumsole on the outsole’s toe and heel.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available tomorrow at noon at both Packer locations.
adidas Consortium and Danish apparel brand Norse Projects team up on their new “Layers” collection featuring two silhouettes: the Campus 80s PK and the Terrex Agravic. The Campus features a black Primeknit upper and added lace loops for stability, all sitting atop a classic outsole. The Terrex Agravic utilizes a sand ripstop nylon upper and Gore-Tex lining, sitting atop a segmented Boost midsole and Continental outsole. Both shoes feature abrasion-resistant welding on the upper and are finished off with co-branded insoles and tongue labels.
Available at midnight EST Friday, August 18th online at PackerShoes.com
Norse Projects x adidas Consortium Terrex Agravic – Sand ($170)
Norse Projects x adidas Consortium Campus 80s PK – Black ($150)
This edition of adidas’ Sneaker Exchange program pairs NYC’s Alife with France’s Starcow for clean executions of the Stan Smith and the Gazelle. Alife has opted for a white all-over debossed approach in the past on an Air Force 1, and for this all-white Stan Smith, each boutique has its logo debossed on one of the shoes with each country’s flags on the heels. The Gazelle opts for natural earth tones and keeps the debossed logos on the white leather liner, while the exterior also boasts the dual flags with clean colorblocking of grey, brown, and light tan paired with a natural midsole.
Available at midnight EST Friday, July 28th online at PackerShoes.com. Also available on Saturday, July 29th in-store at both Packer locations.
ALIFE x Starcow x adidas Consortium Stan Smith S.E. – White/Tan ($150)
ALIFE x Starcow x adidas Consortium Gazelle S.E. – Tan ($150)
adidas’ success has been linked to toeing the line between performance and heritage, and with this “RUN THRU TIME” pack, the Brand with Three Stripes again explores that relationship. Inspired by the Boston Super and Marathon TR models from the archive, the UltraBoost Mid and Energy Boost implement Primeknit construction and Boost cushioning with a nod to the minimal designs of runners from the past. The UltraBoost Mid features a cuffed sock construction in blue with blue suede mudguards and eyestays, along with a grey heel cup and a cageless construction with knit stripes. The Energy Boost features tonal grey Primeknit with a plastic cage with grey suede hits on the toe, heel, and tongue over a Boost midsole with a red stripe. Two Climacool caps also accompany the collection, one in blue and another in white, with a reflective logo and white and red stripes.
The entire collection will be available at midnight EST Tuesday, July 18th at PackerShoes.com. Also available on Wednesday, July 19th in-store at both Packer locations.
adidas Consortium UltraBoost Mid “Run Thru Time” ($210)
adidas Consortium RTM Cap – Blue ($30)
adidas Consortium Energy Boost “Run Thru Time” ($160)
adidas Consortium RTM Cap – White ($30)
For the fourth installment of adidas Consortium’s Sneaker Exchange program, Newcastle’s END. links up with Boston’s own Bodega to reinterpret the 1970s classic Haven and the new INIKI Runner. Taking cues from contemporary clothing, the INIKI features patchwork Boro denim and Sashiko stitching throughout the upper, while sitting on a white Boost sole and gum outsole for a crafted look. The Haven is draped in a soft grey suede, with Boro denim on the 3-Stripes branding and a gum outsole tying the pack together.
Available this Friday, July 7th at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available Saturday, July 8th in-store at both Packer locations.
END. x Bodega x adidas Consortium INIKI Runner S.E. – Inidigo ($180)
END. x Bodega x adidas Consortium Haven S.E. – Sandstone ($160)