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PUMA x Packer

PUMA x Packer

30.03.2017 | PUMA

Unshakeable New Jersey sneaker joint, Packer Shoes have joined the many collaborators of the PUMA gang. Giving props to the baller of the hay-days, Walt ‘Clyde’ Fraizer.
 
Founded in Yonkers, the year 1907, Packer has grown to be one of the leading sneaker havens in the US. Always keeping it real and relevant, but giving respect to the heritage and authenticity of the well-curated product selection to their thoughtfully considered collaborative endeavours.
Our man, Clyde, is well known in the b-ball game as a fashion icon, player and TV personality. His ’70s retro look was known for turtlenecks, fur coats and hats, and a love for animal prints that still carries on today through his unrivalled wardrobe stocked with a colourful assortment of wild custom-tailored suits. That sense of adventurous style is what we and Packer channelled into this latest rendition of the eponymous PUMA silhouette.
 
Dropping in two tonal colourways - Black & Red, both are constructed with plush suede uppers, each pair complimented with a faux fur cow print Formstripe inspired by two of Clyde’s most iconic suits. The attention to detail is outstanding and transcendent as how Walt Frazier holds down his custom suits to be – stylin’ and profilin’. The cow print appears again on the sock liner with Packer branding in a gold print. A premium leather tongue label, milky white outsole and gold branding throughout put the final touches on this top notch collaboration.
 
“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to pay tribute to Clyde in our own special way. Aside from being a bona fide New York City legend both on and off the court, he is also a rare example of someone who can walk into a room wearing a red or brown cow print suit and have no one bat an eyelid. That unwavering swagger and confidence in all he does is something we wanted to bring to life through our special renditions of his iconic signature model,” commented Mike Packer.
 
Both retailing for R2 999 these super fly kicks will be available from 07.04.17 at PUMA SELECT Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
a bona fide New York City legend both on and off the court
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