The 2017 baseball season may be over, but in the city that never sleeps, the passion for the teams that call it home shines bright all year round. For the athletes that play in NYC, the camera flashes and hovering spotlight never let up. Our latest collection with Starter gives a nod to that idea with two coaches jackets — one for the New York Mets and one for the New York Yankees — featuring team logos in reflective silver 3M.

Limited quantities available 12 noon EST today, November 9th, in-store and online @ PackerShoes.com in size S-4XL ($80 each).

Please note that these jackets run big and it’s recommended to go one size down.

Packer x Starter x NY Yankees Coaches Jacket – Black/Reflective Silver ($80)





Packer x Starter x NY Mets Coaches Jacket – Black/Reflective Silver ($80)




In partnership with the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange, the Packer x Solebox “Silfra Rift” pack releases this Saturday, November 4th.

Both pairs will be available first come, first served beginning at 9am EST in-store at both Packer locations and online at PackerShoes.com.


Packer x Solebox x adidas Consortium UltraBoost Mid ($240)

Available in sizes 4-14.



Packer x Solebox x adidas Consortium  Energy Boost ($180)

Available in sizes 7-14.

Please note that it’s recommended to go a half size up in the Energy Boost.

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.

This fall, Packer celebrates the 110th anniversary of the opening of our original store in Yonkers, NY. To commemorate this milestone, we’ve partnered with J.Crew and ASICS Tiger to grace the beloved ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE® III with the look of four timeless dress shoe styles that have effortlessly maintained their relevance and desirability over the course of a century.

THE OXBLOOD LEATHER ($160) & THE WHITE BUCK ($160)
Available at the J.Crew Liquor Store (235 W Broadway, NYC) Thursday, September 28th.

THE NAVY BUCK ($160) & THE CHARCOAL SUEDE ($160)
Available at the J.Crew Liquor Store (235 W Broadway, NYC) Friday, September 29th.

“THE 1907 COLLECTION”
Full collection, including all four shoes and four exclusive New Era caps inspired by traditional menswear fabrics, available 12 noon EST Saturday, September 30th in-store at both Packer locations and online at packershoes.com.

Also available Saturday, September 30th at jcrew.com and the following J.Crew locations:
San Francisco Centre, The Grove (LA), Red Church (London), On Lan (Hong Kong)




 

“When we initially introduced the “Dirty Buck” concept as part of the Gel-Lyte III anniversary celebration, it was something which was so out of the box design-wise, yet at the same time so fitting for us to represent our roots and the legacy of our original store. When it comes to style — heritage, history and timelessness are more than just adjectives, they’re the building blocks of what fashion is, has been and will be. Does style change and evolve? Of course, but its core values do not.” 

“There were so many other great colorways and ideas that we had left on the creative cutting room floor when working on the “Dirty Buck” that we always felt there was more to be done with the concept. With our 110th year anniversary approaching, we thought that telling this story with a partner like J.Crew was not only outside the realm of what traditional retail is used to, but also a natural fit in terms of celebrating the idea of timeless menswear cornerstones.”

– Mike Packer

(3rd Generation Owner)

See below for our “1907 Collection” mini-catalog, created in the traditional J.Crew aesthetic. Physical copies of the booklet will be available with purchase at the Liquor Store drops, September 28-29th.

 

It’s difficult for a brand to completely claim ownership of a certain colorway or a combination of materials, but when it comes to the iconic “white/gum” pairing, Reebok could make a pretty solid case for themselves. That look was found all throughout the brand’s golden age arsenal, showcased perhaps most emphatically by the legendary Workout model.

With Reebok celebrating fitness heritage in 2017, we set out to create something that really reflected the DNA of the shoe and the brand, and it’s hard to talk about either without white/gum coming into the conversation. Our concept was to scramble that DNA to take the classic look and completely flip it so that everything that was white on the original becomes gum and everything that was gum becomes white.

Simple enough, but in order to execute that idea to its fullest, we used actual gum rubber for the upper so it not only had the look, but the texture as well. The tongue and side window stick to the traditional nylon construction to maintain the OG feel along with the same plush terrycloth that has been lining Workouts since the ‘80s.

Limited quantities of the Packer x Reebok Workout Lo Plus “Reverse Gum” ($120) will be available @ 12 noon EST this Friday, September 8th, in-store at both locations and online at PackerShoes.com.

Please note that the OG white/gum version pictured will not be available for purchase.

A huge thank you to Action Bronson, Starter, VICE, the Gansevoort Market and everyone who came out to support the launch of our “BCU” Collection, where a certified mob scene descended on W 14th Street all day long in celebration of Action’s new album, book and apparel capsule.

In addition to delicious chicken parm sandwiches and face time with the man of the hour —  which included autographs, pics and the occasional wrestling hold — those in attendance were also treated to an impromptu Blue Chips 7000 crowd sing-along that quickly turned into an impromptu Blue Chips 7000 performance as Bam Bam commandeered the mic and began rapping through the line, eventually spilling out onto the street where a crowd of hundreds swarmed around him to catch a glimpse.

Truly the people’s champ, Mr. Wonderful lived up to his name, staying past the scheduled stop time to make sure every last person on the line got some 1 on 1 attention — a classy gesture that did not go unnoticed by us or the fans who waited all day to see him. Salute to Action for being a pleasure from start to finish and to all who helped bring BCU to life.













 

Releasing at a special event in NYC from 1-5pm on Friday, August, 25th
Gansevoort Market – 353 W 14th Street 
 
Online release 12 noon EST Saturday, August 26th @ packershoes.com.

Quantities are limited. Available exclusively through Packer.
 

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Home Jersey ($77)
– Authentic-style basketball jersey
– Single layer heavy mesh
– Twill letters and numbers
– Co-branded size tag on front of jersey


Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Home Shorts ($70)
– Authentic-style basketball shorts
– Double layer heavy mesh
– BCU embroidery on waistband
– Co-branded size tag inside waistband
– Recommended to go one size down in the shorts

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Away Jersey ($77)
– Authentic-style basketball jersey
– Single layer heavy mesh
– Twill letters and numbers
– Co-branded size tag on front of jersey
Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Away Shorts ($70)
– Authentic-style basketball shorts
– Double layer heavy mesh
– BCU embroidery on waistband
– Co-branded size tag inside waistband
– Recommended to go one size down in the shorts

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Caricature Tee ($30)
– Printed caricature graphic on front
– Starter logo on left sleeve

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Coach’s Jacket ($90)
– Standard coach’s-style nylon jacket
– White nylon lining
– Printed graphic on left chest
– “Baklava” embroidered script on right chest
– Co-branded inner label

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “BCU” Corduroy Cap ($40)
– 6-panel unstructured cap
– Corduroy construction
– Embroidered graphics on front
– Embroidered Starter logo on back
– Adjustable snapback closure

Action Bronson x Packer x Starter “Bam Bam Baklava” Corduroy Cap ($40)
– 6-panel unstructured cap
– Corduroy construction
– Embroidered graphics on front
– Embroidered Starter logo on back
– Adjustable snapback closure

In celebration of the release of BLUE CHIPS 7000 — the third and final installment of his acclaimed “Blue Chips” trilogy — Packer connects with rapper/television star/man of the people, Action Bronson, for a limited edition Starter team apparel capsule immortalizing the greatest un-sanctioned college basketball program that ever was or will be.
The collection features home and away basketball kits, a coach’s jacket, classic caricature tee and two corduroy caps.
 
Releasing at a special event in NYC from 1-5pm Friday, August, 25th @ Gansevoort Market – 353 W 14th Street. More details to come… 
 
Online release 12 noon EST Saturday, August 26th @ packershoes.com.
 
Stay tuned for full product and release info leading up to Friday’s festivities. 
 

#GoBCU



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The Just Blaze x Packer x Saucony Grid SD “Casino” will release this Friday, October 16th from 11am to 7pm at a special pop-up space located at Wallplay in NYC’s Lower East Side (118 Orchard Street).

The Grid SD will be sold as a bundle pack, featuring limited edition items that will be available exclusively at the NYC pop-up shop. In addition to the shoes, the bundle will contain the roulette graphic tote bag, t-shirt and a customized set of Bicycle playing cards and cee-lo dice housed in a special acrylic case.

The Reversible Bucket Hat ($30 USD) will also be exclusive to the pop-up shop, but will be sold separately from the bundle pack.

As a special addition, we’ll have an official Packer by Just Blaze roulette table on hand, where customers can spin the wheel for a chance to win their Casino bundle for free.

For those not able to make it out to the pop-up, a limited quantity of the “Casino” Grid SD will be available online through our webshop at 12 noon EST on Saturday, October 17th. This Packer Shoes worldwide exclusive release will be available only through the pop-up shop and online drop and will not be available at other retailers.

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“CASINO” BUNDLE PACK – $225 (tax included)

– Saucony Grid SD “Casino”
– roulette graphic t-shirt
– roulette graphic totebag
– custom Bicycle playing cards & cee-lo dice

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Shot on location at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

 

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Last summer, we teamed up with Saucony and legendary hip-hop producer, Just Blaze, to pay homage to one of the 1990’s most infamous apparel pieces. The “Snow Beach” Grid 9000 brought the colors and details from the iconic jacket to life in sneaker form, and now, a year later, we’ve joined forces once again to honor another notorious item from a certain revered American clothing brand’s storied back catalog. Originally released in 1993, the “Casino” button-down has become a grail item for collectors over the years, and this month, we’ll be giving the motif a new twist by way of the Saucony Grid SD.

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The shoe features a red base done up in a combination of premium suede and a ripstop nylon material that captures the look of the grid pattern found on the shirt. Green synthetic suede references the feel of a casino table’s felt and “00” and “36” are embroidered onto the heels as a nod to the first and last numbers on the roulette wheel. Additional features include a roulette wheel graphic on the tongue label, reflective 3M accents and co-branded lace plaques and sockliners. Last but not least, the left shoe sports one white dot to represent the roulette ball.

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In addition to the Grid SD, the “Casino” collection will also include a t-shirt, tote bag, bucket hat and a set of custom Bicycle cards and dice.

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To celebrate the release, we’ll be doing a special pop-up shop in New York City’s Lower East Side on Friday, October 16th at the Wallplay space (118 Orchard St.).

Additional details to be announced on Monday.