The history behind Packer Shoes is extensive, a family store that has passed through generations with roots in the Garden State and origins in Yonkers dating back to 1907, owner Mike Packer continues to elevate the Packer brand as a whole. Built upon a tradition of their frequent collaborations with brands like Saucony, Adidas, and most importantly Reebok, reflect a love for the game of basketball and all things classic. With that being said, the Jersey boutique has collaborated with Reebok and Mitchell & Ness for a capsule inspired by the 1996 NBA All-Star Game for the Packer Shoes “Remember The Alamo” heritage collection.
Painted over the Shawn Kemp Kamikaze II silhouette, this Reebok collaboration oozes personality and quality. That 1996 All-Star Game employed one of the loudest designs in regard to uniforms and logo. These Kamikaze’s are comprised of a materially mouthwatering combination of pigskin suede, tumbled leather, and nubuck upper with contrasting shades of gray and powder blue that build off the All-Star uniform’s color way. Attention to detail is everything, and Packer snapped with the signature Chili Pepper logo on the tongue and heel tabs, also featuring 3M reflective components. 1996 embossing is found below the laces. As if that wasn’t enough, custom “Chili Pepper” Ortholite insoles for that ultimate comfort.
Along with the Kamikaze II’s Packer Shoes also linked with Mitchell & Ness for all apparel needs. The Philadelphia sports nostalgia shop re-created Shawn Kemp’s All-Star jersey to the exact specifications of Kemp’s uniform for that game. The jersey is completely authentic and exclusive to this heritage collection. In honor of the release, Mitchell & Ness also produced a Shawn Kemp Caricature t-shirt with the “Reign Man’s” likeness in the 1996 AG uniform and sporting the “Remember The Alamo” Kamikaze IIs. To complete the look, M & N will also drop headwear in the form of a snapback that displays the prominent “chili pepper” logo.
The Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness “Remember The Alamo (1996 NBA All-Star Game)” Heritage Capsule Collection will release in its entirety exclusively in-store and online through Packer Shoes on Friday, August 2nd.
However, courtesy of the homies over at Packer Shoes, Mass Appeal is giving you the chance to win pieces from this exclusive collection. We will be holding a raffle for a pair of the Reebok x Packer Shoes Kamikaze IIs “Remember The Alamo” along with the Mitchell & Ness “Caricature T-shirt.”
Official guidelines to win:
3. Comment on this facebook post with your Twitter handle and the answer to the question:
“What is your favorite NBA All-Star game moment?”
4. Lastly, send a tweet tagging @PackerShoes and @MassAppeal including your first name, shoe size, and the hashtag #RememberTheAlamo
Ex: “@PackerShoes and @MassAppeal are giving away the Kamikaze RTA! John, 11.5, #RememberTheAlamo”
In order to win, you’ll need to follow all of the steps above.
The contest will run from 7/23-7/30 and will end at 11:59:00 PM EST on Tuesday, July 30th. Winner will be notified via Facebook.
May the sneaker gods be ever in your favor.