On behalf of the entire staff of Token 38 by Packer Shoes & Sneakersnstuff, from the bottom of our hearts we sincerely say thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend and participated in our pop-up experience. We could not have anticipated such a turn out and we are forever grateful for your patronage.
Special thanks to In Good Company Hospitality, Parker & Quinn and the entire Refinery Hotel staff for your support and assistance throughout the entire process of setting up and rolling out our Token 38 pop-up experience as well as the entire The Lionesque Group and the integral part you guys played in bringing our vision to life.
To our friends and colleagues at Reebok Classic, Mitchell & Ness, Stance Socks, Jason Markk and Shopify, words cannot express how appreciative we all are in having the opportunity to work collectively with each company. Taking a step back, from top to bottom, the professionalism, talent and dedication each company put into this project has been overwhelming and we forever owe an infinite debt of gratitude (#squad).
Additionally we would like to thank every journalist and media partner for their coverage of our pop-up experience. Supreme thank you goes out to Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’neal, Dominique Wilkins, Shawn Kemp, Sway Calloway and the entire “Sway in the Morning” crew, DJ Laura Stylez, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Getlive, DJ Marc Montoya, CCNY, the crew at Rivington F+B and last but not least the entire Sneakersnstuff and Packer Shoes staff for making this past weekend one for the ages!
The Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II Mid “Chili Pepper” releases this upcoming Friday, December 13th at 12pm noon EST exclusively at our store located at 941 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ 07666 AND on our website PackerShoes.com.
Retail for the Kamikaze II is $160 USD (available in men’s US size 6.5 thru 15).
Accompanying the “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II will be a limited edition Mitchell & Ness 1996 NBA All-Star Hardwood Classics Snapback hat in an alternate grey color way (sold separately). Retail for the hat is $26 USD.
Purchase of the “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II and grey Mitchell & Ness “Remember the Alamo” snapback hat will be limited to one (1) pair/item per customer both in-store and online.
(ONLINE RELEASE RULES & REGULATIONS):
The Packer Shoes x Reebok “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II and Packer Shoes x grey Mitchell & Ness 1996 NBA All-Star HWC Snapback launch online at 12pm noon EST at PackerShoes.com.
The Packer Shoes x Reebok “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II and Packer Shoes x grey Mitchell & Ness 1996 NBA All-Star HWC Snapback will be limited to one (1) pair/item per customer/household/card holder.
All orders will be shipped only to the customer’s billing address. NO EXCEPTIONS.
All sales are final. No returns, exchanges or cancellations.
Please allow up 3 business days to receive a tracking confirmation for your order.
Once you receive tracking confirmation, please allow an additional 3-5 business days for delivery.
(IN-STORE RELEASE RULES & REGULATIONS):
Purchase of the Packer Shoes x Reebok “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II and Packer Shoes x grey Mitchell & Ness “Remember the Alamo” Snapback limited to one (1) pair/item per customer.
Line-up will begin Friday morning @ 9am EST. NO EARLIER.
Customer will be let in beginning 12pm noon Friday on a first come, first served basis.
A government, State or School issued ID will be required for all customers.
Anyone without PROPER ID will not be allowed in the store during the release.
We are located in a residential neighborhood, PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in this release and wish everyone good luck come Friday!
While this past August’s “Remember the Alamo” Time Capsule paid homage to Shawn Kemp’s participation in the classic 1996 NBA All-Star Game, this iteration of the Reebok Kamikaze II Mid draws it’s inspiration from iconic Chili Pepper used as logo for that weekend’s festivities.
Taking a more literal approach to the nightshade family member, the “Chili Pepper” Kamikaze II Mid is constructed using a mix of red suede with orange full grain leather overlays along the upper, heal and tongue. Instead of going with the traditional stem green, lime green accents were applied to the co-branded vector logo, alternate shoe laces and to give the shoe that extra kick.
Additional details include the reign man-font “1996″ stitching below the laces with Packer Shoes x Reebok “Chili Pepper” Ortholite insoles for additional comfort.
Look for the Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II Mid “Chili Pepper” to launch exclusively in-store and online Friday, December 13th.
On February 11, 1996 at 6pm CST, the 47th annual NBA All-Star Game commenced at the Alamodome in San Antonio. In remembrance of Shawn Kemp’s reigning participation in that day’s historic clash of the titans, an assortment of collectibles were deposited and preserved so that a future generation could discover the greatness each item represents.
17 years, 5 months and 18 days later (17+5+18 = 40), in anticipation of our upcoming release later this week, we at Packer Shoes proudly present to you the “Remember the Alamo Time Capsule”. Limited to 40 individually numbered packs housed in a foldable, high quality 14×8 PVC and Steel storage case with carry handle, this special limited edition pack includes the following:
One (1) Packer Shoes x Mitchell & Ness authentic Shawn Kemp “1996 NBA All-Star Game” Hardwood Classics basketball jersey
One (1) pair of Packer Shoes x Reebok “Remember the Alamo” edition Kamikaze II
One (1) Packer Shoes x Mitchell & Ness Shawn Kemp 1996 ASG Caricature t-shirt
One (1) Packer Shoes x Mitchell & Ness “1996 NBA All-Star” Hardwood Classics Snapback
Exclusive to our online store, packages will be available in mens sizes 8-13. Retail is $500 USD.
Upon checkout, customers MUST include their desired jersey and t-shirt size. If not specified, a size will be chosen for you. Once your order is placed you WILL NOT be able to change sizes in any item whatsoever.
Basketball jerseys are available in mens’ size 36(S), 40(M), 44(L), 48(XL), 52(2XL), 56(3XL), & 60(4XL).
T-shirts are available in mens’ sizes S-4XL.
***T-shirts are cut true to size. Basketball jerseys are cut fitted***
Purchases are limited to ONE (1) package per customer/household. Any multiple orders will be cancelled on sight! All orders will only be shipped to the customer’s billing address.
Not to be confused with the 4.2 acre complex located downtown San Antonio… The Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness “Remember the Alamo” heritage capsule collection pays tribute to 1996 Western Conference NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp and the pivotal role he played in arguably one of the most entertaining NBA All-Star games played in the history of the annual weekend celebration.
Though the East beat the Western squad 129 to 118, Kemp finished the game with a modest stat line (12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and assist) which included an assortment of high-flying alley-oops and fast break dunks, the drawing factor was the flamboyant uniform he donned that spectacular evening. At the time the jersey was ridiculed by some for its loud colors and obnoxiously large “Chili Pepper” logo (representing the wild Chiltepin chile pepper grown in San Antonio). Ironically, almost 2 decades later, those same features and the legacy left behind by that weekend’s main event have made the jersey one of the most sought after by many.
Thus when the opportunity of doing our own take of Shawn Kemp’s iconic 1996 signature basketball shoe (the Reebok Kamikaze II) presented itself, finding inspiration for such a collaboration was a no-brainer. While the white/navy “All-Star Game” edition Reebok Kamikaze II (re-released earlier this year) Kemp wore IS a classic shoe, it was a rather stark contrast to the swanky design of that years’ ASG jersey. With that in mind, we decided to take a “Why turn down when you can TURN UP” approach in this project…
Conceptualized by our own staff, we are proud to introduce the Packer Shoes x Reebok Classics x Mitchell & Ness “Remember the Alamo (1996 NBA All-Star)” Heritage Capsule.
PACKER SHOES x REEBOK “REMEMBER THE ALAMO” KAMIKAZE II ($160):
Exclusive to Packer Shoes, the RTA Kamikaze II is constructed primarily with a cyclone gray pigskin suede, with contrasting steel-gray tumbled leather & powder blue nubuck along the entire upper. Additional details include the reign man-font “1996” stitching below the laces with Packer Shoes x Reebok “Chili Pepper” vector logo on top of 3M reflective tongue and heel and “Chili Pepper” Ortholite insoles for additional comfort.
PACKER SHOES x MITCHELL & NESS “SHAWN KEMP” CARICATURE T SHIRT (available in-store only while supplies last):
Exclusive to Packer Shoes, this premium tee is constructed using 100% heather gray cotton. Features Shawn Kemp Caricature wearing the 1996 all-star game jersey and “Remember the Alamo” Reebok Kamikaze II. This piece will be available in-store only with the purchase of the Packer Shoes x Reebok “RTA” Kamikaze II (while supplies last).
PACKER SHOES x MITCHELL & NESS “1996 NBA ALL-STAR” HARDWOOD CLASSICS SNAPBACK ($26):
Exclusive to Packer Shoes, this is a complete reproduction of the original 1996 NBA All Star game snapback released that year. Features include “chili pepper” logo on the front with Mitchell & Ness script branding on the left side and black “1996 NBA All-Star” stitching in the rear with an additional reference patch stitched on the inside displaying the location, date and final score of that years NBA All-Star Game.
PACKER SHOES x MITCHELL & NESS AUTHENTIC “SHAWN KEMP 1996 ASG” HARDWOOD CLASSICS BASKETBALL JERSEY ($300):
Exclusive to our store, we take pride in introducing this extremely limited edition authentic jersey as it is an exact remake of the original one worn by Shawn Kemp in that years’ game. No expense was spared in re-introduciting this baby. Constructed using high-quality cotton mesh with all logos, jersey number and Kemp’s name hand stitched. Additional heritage cues include the February 11, 1996/Shawn Kemp Hardwood Classics patch stitched in the lower left corner of the jersey for authenticity.
Just in time for next weekend’s festivities, the gang from Reebok Classics returns with two All-Star inspired Kamikaze II Mids. The white/navy colorway was originally worn by Shawn Kemp in the 1996 NBA All-Star game which took place in San Antonio, TX. Carrying on tradition, we are introduced to a “Houston” color way to celebrate this years’ NBA All-Star and it’s hosting city.
At the anchor we have the “Fish Market” edition Kamikaze II Mid which draws inspiration from Seattle’s world famous Pike Place Fish Market.
The Reebok Kamikaze II Mid “Fish Market” and “Houston” are now available for pre-order online @ PackerShoes.com (ships 2/15). The OG white/navy “All-Star” edition Reebok Kamikaze II Mid is also available in limited quantities for pre-order in-store only beginning today.