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)
With their first Reebok collaboration in over two years, Bodega brings a military aesthetic to the “U.S.B.D.G.A.” Drawing from a history of military nicknames assigned to specialized military divisions a la The Screaming Eagles, the Bodega unit are the “Killer Bee Stingers”. A purveyor of hidden gems and hard-to-find goods, Bodega styles itself as a special military unit, with this Reebok collaboration being a part of the unit’s uniform.
Featuring a desert camouflage mid-panel, the “U.S.B.D.G.A.” possesses two suede panels: a mustard suede perforated toe-box and a peanut butter suede heel cup. The heel tab is accented by a heel tab with tri-color stripes similar to stripes designated to enlisted members of the military. The Bodega logo, embossed on the tongue of the sneakers, compliments the pair with a subtle touch, while the name “Bodega Stingers” imprints the heels of the shoes to display the wearer’s allegiance. An off-white midsole and gum outsole accents the collaboration. Lastly, a Bodega patch stamps the left sole, featuring the division motto: Don’t Get Stung.
The Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather “U.S.B.D.G.A.” releases online @ PackerShoes.com at 12am midnight Saturday, October 26th, and in-store at 12pm noon. Retail is $120.
Boston retailer Bodega‘s newest addition to their ongoing collaboration with Saucony Elite arrives in provocative fashion. Bounding the uppers of a Shadow 6000 to the sole of a Shadow 5000, the shoe mixes use of premium suede and African print nylon across the upper. As with all Saucony Elite collections, this shoe has been produced in extremely limited quantities.
Both colors of the Bodega x Saucony Shadow 6000 launch tomorrow (Saturday – September 28th) @ 12pm noon EST. Any remaining stock will be made available for purchase online @ PackerShoes.com. Retail is $120 USD (sold separately).
Modeled after one of the popular 3D first person shooter games of the ’90s, Star Fox, the Bodega x New Balance 577 HYPRCAT takes its inspiration from the game’s outer space setting and vintage graphics. In the midst of the Sega vs. Nintendo wars, game developers squeezed in every graphical improvement they could. Inspired by Nintendo’s push to include 3D effects in their games, our designers included similar polygon graphics into this project, specifically on the tongue and sole. Click through for more design and release info, as well as some more visual knowledge.
The HYPRCAT features gray perforated nubuck suede on the toe and tongue, and traditional suede on the heel cup. The heel tab and parts of the mid panel are a soft purple suede making for a nice contrast throughout. The classic ‘N’ logo is a yellow stitched suede on top of a smooth donegal fleck material with a variety of colors throughout. The front portion of the midsole and the inner neoprene lining is a soft pink along with magenta stripes on the laces. The out sole is a light translucent blue.
The Bodega x New Balance 577 “HYPRCAT” launches in-store only this Saturday (September 21st) @ 12pm noon EST. Retail is $160 USD.
Purchases will be limited to one (1) pair per customer.
Our friends from Boston return with another addition to their Elite Series in the form of the Saucony x Bodega Elite Shadow 6. The Shadow 6 is accented with a leopard printed nylon layer over a tan and brown suede upper broken up with a different color suede on each panel with a black suede strip on the heel counter on top of a raspberry speckled-black midsole with clear dark gum bottom.
The Saucony x Bodega Elite Shadow 6 launches IN-STORE ONLY tomorrow (Saturday – May 4th) @ 12pm noon. Retail is $110 USD.
Celebrating the world’s oldest annual running event, the Boston Marathon, adidas Consortium has taken one of its iconic running models to release in two special colorways. The Boston Super, which was originally created in 1984 to celebrate the famous marathon, draws inspiration from classic adidas sneakers such as the Phantom and the Centaur.
Here fans are presented with a decidedly retro silhouette in a patriotic OG colorway, as well as another that pays homage to the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon every year. A combination of mesh, suede and leather materials compose the upper on the shoe.
The adidas Consortium Boston Super OG Pack releases April 27th (4.27.13) both in-store and online @ Packer Shoes.