Releasing tomorrow; Saturday August 16th at 10 am in store is the very limited Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 “Snow Beach” co-lab. Inspired by the ’90s Snow Beach Polo pullover worn by Raekwon in Wu Tang’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video, these shoes are a Lo-head’s dream collaboration.
Packer approached hip-hop producer extraordinaire Just Blaze to help out on this project, combining his love of Wu, sneakers and his obsession with Polo. When finding inspiration it was hard to look past the infamous Snow Beach jacket.
Using the same materials used on the jacket on the Saucony Grid 9000 to those in the know this colourway is unmistakeable. The use of a Saucony as the base is perfect given the Wu Tang connection and the NY tradition of big upping brands that others would probably overlook. Those that can remember will recall brands like New Balance and Nike’s ACG line hitting the feet of various Wu members in the early 90s; influencing a whole generation.
Packer and Just Blaze selected quite a revered inspiration for this project and you could almost say that they have chosen to play with fire. With something so lauded there’s going to be plenty that will be ready with the criticism but in all honesty we don’t know how this could have been executed any better than what you see here. The attention to detail on these really sets them apart and reminds us all what collaborations exist for. Well done Packer, well done Just Blaze and well done Saucony, these will definitely stand the test of time.
These are exempt from all promotions, no discount or online codes apply to this release.
*Size Curve – 2×7, 2×8, 2×9, 1×10, 2×11, 2×12 = 11 Pairs.
In-store release is a first-come-first-serve basis. Doors open at 10am. Strictly no holds, favours, pre-orders or any silly business is allowed. 1 pair per person. If there are any left they will go up in our online store HERE at midday.