For the 11th and final installment of the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange program, Atlanta’s A Ma Maniere and Taipei’s Invincible combine for a black NMD R1 and a white UltraBOOST. Both monochrome luxury applications feature cashmere wool and intricate patterns over white BOOST midsoles. The black NMD R1 features leather eyestays and heel tabs, along with co-branded tongue tags, while the white UltraBOOST uses a cageless construction with a leather tongue and laminated eyestays.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available tomorrow, December 16th in-store at both Packer locations. First come, first serve.
A Ma Maniere x Invincible x adidas Consortium NMD_R1 PK S.E. ($200)
A Ma Maniere x Invincible x adidas Consortium UltraBoost S.E. ($200)
As the year draws to a close, we are seeing the last collaborative releases from the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange, and for this go-around, Hong Kong’s Juice links with London’s Footpatrol for the release of their souvenir shop-themed Handball Top and Matchcourt Mid models. The blue Handball Top model features a stark suede upper embellished with whimsical images like claws and flowers and co-branded tongue tabs. The Matchcourt Mid is much bolder with large embroidered dragons and flowers on each panel, complete with “London” and “Hong Kong” styling likely to be found at street vendors.
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.
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 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)
Denmark’s Naked pairs with NYC’s own KITH for two colorways of the NMD_CS2 as part of the Sneaker Exchange program. Arriving in sandstone and pink colorways, this City Sock 2 NMD uses a melange Primeknit upper over a white Boost sole with white bumpers and a triple-striped leather strip that bisects the shoe and a co-branded heel tab.
Both colors will be available on Saturday, March 11th at both Packer locations. Also available at midnight EST Friday, March 10th online at PackerShoes.com
Naked x KITH x adidas Consortium NMD_CS2 S.E. – Pink ($210)
Naked x KITH x adidas Consortium NMD_CS2 S.E. – Sandstone ($210)