Saucony adopts the Japanese trend of bro fabric for its own duo of Grid 8500s. One pair in “Washed Denim” mixes light-colored tattered denim with darker tattered jean material over a bright white sole, while the other opts for a dark blue denim with quilted white stitching, a light denim mudguard, and cream on the stripe, midsole, outsole, and tongue.

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Saucony Grid 8500 MD – Washed Denim ($120)

Saucony Grid 8500 MD – Blue Denim ($120)

Saucony Grid SD HT – Tan/Brown ($120)

Woodgrain and mixed brown tones cover the upper in this “Woodburn” edition of the Saucony Grid SD HT. Debossed leather provides the striated, wood-like pattern, while Wolverine Silkee suede and 3M hits on the heel round out this autumn-themed offering from the Massachusetts-based sneaker makers.

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New Balance M997CSU “Bone Sunset” ($210)

Fresh off a well-received collaboration with Stance socks, New Balance’s M997 gets an eye-popping colorway with snakeskin accents. This Made in the USA model blends neutral colors with suede hits of salmon on the toe, olive on the heel, and textured brown snakeskin on the heel and logo for strong use of color blocking on this signature runner.

Available now at both Packer locations and online at

Women’s versions of the Air Max 97, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, arrive in flexible colorways for the fall. Each opts for a single colored upper, one in an earth-toned “cobblestone” and another in slightly gradient light pink. Each has its respective color dominate the upper, including a snakeskin pattern on the leather on the lowest panel. A stark white midsole and outsole provide contrast for these fall colorways of a classic Nike runner.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at

Nike WMNS Air Max 97 PRM – Silt Red/Silt Red-White-Black ($170)

Nike WMNS Air Max 97 PRM – Cobblestone/Cobblestone-White ($170)

Nike Air Max 97 – Black/Black-White ($170)

Enjoying its 20th anniversary, the Nike Air Max 97 has seen some quality releases of late, including the Silver Bullet model and the recent Summer Scales edition in various shades of white. This monochromatic take on the silhouette draped the upper entirely in black, from the suede panel to the mesh and piping, and sets it on top of a contrasting white midsole and outsole.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at

Nike Air Foamposite One – Purple/Black ($230)

1997 saw the landmark Nike design of the Nike Air Foamposite One, which was met with both praise and criticism. In the 20 years that followed, the design has become one of Nike basketball’s most iconic to date. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Nike is rereleasing one of the model’s most beloved colorways in its original form with eggplant colored foamposite material mixed with black nubuck and mesh on the upper atop a translucent sole to round out the OG look.

Available now in-store at our Teaneck location and by email order at

Tyler the Creator’s Golf Le Fleur brand collaborates with Converse for four limited edition suede One Star colorways. With details like the embroidered bee logo on the heel, floral-shaped contrast stitching around the midfoot star cut-out, a subtle logo phrasing on the top of the midsole, and a debossed tongue logo, the sneaker has more than it may seem at first glance. Four colorways in blue, sulphur, peach, and fuschia are available in very limited quantities.

Available Thursday, August 3rd in-store only at our Jersey City location. Any remaining pairs will be available online after 4pm.

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star – Sulphur ($100)

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star –¬†Fuchsia Glow ($100)

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star – Airway Blue ($100)

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star – Peach Pearl ($100)


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 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)

After a heritage-themed duo of the Pharrell Tennis Hu in clean colorways, four more models hit the shelves in vibrant color combinations. Using Primeknit on the socklike upper with perforated stripes, there are two models with marbled midsoles: one in teal with a yellow heel tab and another in solid tan with teal heel tab. A multicolored knit upper appears on one colorway with a yellow toe and heel tab and plain white midsole, while another is more subdued with light blue and pink hues and a grey heel tab over a grey midsole.

Available tonight at midnight EST online at Also available tomorrow in-store at both Packer locations.

adidas Originals = Pharrell Tennis Hu – Light Blue/Grey ($110)

adidas Originals = Pharrell Tennis Hu – Tan/Pink ($110)

adidas Originals = Pharrell Tennis Hu – Multicolor ($110)

adidas Originals = Pharrell Tennis Hu – Teal/Dark Grey ($110)

Suede pastel hues appear on a Sk8-Hi Slim and an Old Skool for women and one Classic Slip-On for men. Pink suede dominates the upper of the Sk8-Hi Slim for women, contrasted with a white stripe and tongue to pair with the classic white midsole. A second option for women is the Old Skool, which gets a suede sage green treatment across the upper with a white stripe, tongue, and midsole. For men, the Classic Slip-On appears in sepia rose suede and canvas across the upper with a soft white leather lining for added comfort.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Vans WMNS Old Skool – Sea Spray/True White ($60)

Vans WMNS Sk8-Hi Slim – Blossom/True White ($65)

Vans Classic Slip-On – Sepia Rose ($55)