While signature models have remained a constant in the basketball world, we’ve seen less attention paid to the notion of “player exclusives” in recent years.

With a new season right around the corner, adidas looks to reinvigorate the PE formula by not only outfitting rising NBA star, Kristaps Porzingis, with his very own NY Knicks-colored edition of the Crazy Explosive, but also creating a super-limited run to be made available to the public. Aside from the personalized heel strip, the shoe also features a royal/black Primeknit upper with orange accents and a black midsole encapsulating the Boost cushioning.

Limited to only 100 pairs, the Kristaps Porzingis Crazy Explosive PE ($150) will be available exclusively at a special release event at our Jersey City location (382 Marin Blvd) this Thursday, October 12th @ 6pm.

KP, himself, will be in attendance to meet fans and sign autographs, plus more surprises to come. Customers can begin lining up at 1pm. Event starts at 6pm. Inquire at store for full release details.

Two Premium editions the Air Max 1 arrive in time for cooler weather, one in bordeaux and another in dark grey and olive. Each mixes materials well, as the hiking-themed bordeaux model has a leather mudguard, suede overlays, and nylon, while the olive model mixes leather and suede over ribbed cotton.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at packerstore@icloud.com

Nike Air Max 1 Premium – Medium Olive/Dark Stucco ($110)

Nike Air Max 1 Premium – Bordeaux/Black-Desert Moss ($110)

Iconic Italian sportswear brand, Ellesse, may be best known for their pioneering influence on tennis and skiing fashion, but back in the ’80s and early ‘90s, the brand’s luxe footwear designs and clean logo-centric apparel were coveted items in US cities and beyond — particularly in areas of NYC, where the brand’s high price tags and premium output were a status symbol statement in the street.

While Ellesse has been a European staple for all these years since, the brand now turns its attention back to the States with the return of their classic Venezia silhouette, re-named Vinitziana for its 2017 revival. Executed true to its original form in a timeless blend of suede and mesh, the shoe resurrects the luxurious tennis style of the era in a way that only an Ellesse shoe can.

Joining the Vinitziana ($115) are two Ellesse logo tees ($40 each) as well as a white 6-panel tennis cap ($36).

The full collection will be available in limited quantities 12noon EST this Friday, October 13th, exclusively in-store and online at Packer.

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)

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LHM – Black/Multicolor-Black ($150)

Part of the “Los Primeros” story for Nike’s Latino Heritage Month campaign, this Air Force 1 Low features a black upper with cheetah print overlays sitting atop a white midsole and translucent outsole. Custom insoles and embroidery on the heel finish the look.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at packerstore@icloud.com

Two women’s and one men’s military-inspired Nike AF1 SF models arrive in muted colorways. For women the Nike Air Force 1 SF gets a classic color application with black canvas and leather over a gum sole. Tumbled leather falls across the upper with canvas on the heel with “Goddess of Victory” branding that appears on the heel and strap. A second women’s option arrives in the same materials in a khaki (“mushroom”) colorway with a light grey midsole. The men’s model opts for navy across the entire leather and ballistic nylon upper with navy double straps over a classic gum midsole.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at packerstore@icloud.com

Nike SF AF1 – Midnight Navy ($180)

Nike WMNS SF AF1 Mid – Mushroom/Mushroom-Light Bone ($160)

Nike WMNS SF AF1 Mid – Black/Black-Gum Light Brown ($160)

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Daiki Suzuki’s Engineered Garments has delivered quality clothing and accessories since 1999. Converse teams with the Japanese label for a collection of three monochrome First String One Star sneakers, each of which bears a unique logo from the Converse archives. Pairs hit the shelves in black, white, and olive with high grade leather across the upper, on the tongue, and inside the shoe.  Subtle Engineered Garments branding appears on the footbeds of each pair.

Available now online at PackerShoes.com

Engineered Garments x Converse One Star Ox – White ($110)

Engineered Garments x Converse One Star Ox – Black ($110)

Engineered Garments x Converse One Star Ox – Dark Olive ($110)

Air Jordan 5 Retro – Game Royal/Game Royal-Black ($190)

This Air Jordan 5 Retro gets covered in blue suede as an homage to the flight suits Jordan made famous in early Nike advertisements. This “East” edition features a blue suede upper with hits of black on the heel Jumpman, the shark teeth on the midsole, on the 3M tongue logo, and the liner.

Available tomorrow, September 30th in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at packerstore@icloud.com

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)

This time last year, we teamed up with London’s own Footpatrol to celebrate the clashing of cultures as the New York Football Giants crossed the pond to face the LA Rams on British soil. Everyone had such a blast that the NFL decided to schedule some more games in London this season, and with it, another round of limited edition bringbacks from the Starter vault.

As the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints gear up to meet on the Wembley pitch, we’ll be releasing a limited run of classic satin jackets, complete with the Union Jack flag and co-branded inner patch.

($150 each) – Available 9am EST Saturday, September 30th, online at PackerShoes.com.

And if you’ll be in London for the game, check out Footpatrol for their in-store release and gameday get-together.