2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Copa America tournament, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with legendary soccer brand, Umbro, for a special capsule inspired by this year’s host country, the USA. This is the first time that the tournament has ever been held on American soil, and with matches being played right here in our own backyard, we’ll be commemorating the occasion with a limited edition collection of footwear and apparel oozing with US pride.
The collection will launch at 12 noon EST this Saturday, June 11th, in-store at our Jersey City location and online at PackerShoes.com, just in time for the US National Team’s final group stage match against Paraguay.
Representing the footwear portion of the capsule is the Umbro Linesman Trainer, a street-ready silhouette overflowing with classic soccer boot DNA pulled directly from the iconic Speciali model. The shoe marks the beginning of a new era for Umbro that will see a variety of like-minded styles introduced to the market in the near future. Limited to only 30 pairs worldwide, each COPA 100 shoe has been handmade in Portugal using ultra premium full grain leather and buttery suede combined with a made in Italy XL EXTRALIGHT outsole unit to create one of the most luxurious soccer-inspired lifestyle footwear offerings ever to hit the market.
In addition to the red and blue accents, the shoe also gives some patriotic nods courtesy of debossed stars on the tongue flaps and 13 perforated stripes along the lateral sides. For those who choose to tuck the tongue flap, there is additional debossed co-branding on the underside with our circular stars and stripes crest featured on the footbeds, as well as on the dust bag and special packaging.
The Packer x Umbro Linesman Trainer will be available in size 7.5-13 for a retail price of $175. Please note that this shoe runs big, so it’s recommended to go a half size down.
The apparel leg of the COPA 100 collection consists of two USA-inspired soccer jerseys and a black cotton polo featuring the circle patch on the chest and Packer branding on the arm. Both jerseys sport the number 10, which is revered in soccer culture and has historically been worn by some of the world’s greatest players, from Pelé right up to today’s brightest star, Lionel Messi.
Like the shoes, the apparel pieces will be sold Saturday in limited edition quantities in-store at our Jersey City store and online through our web shop.
Packer x Umbro “COPA 100” USA Jersey – White ($80)
Packer x Umbro “COPA 100” USA Jersey – Red ($80)