U.S. Retailer J.Crew are building themselves quite the reputation for becoming a go to supplier of Trainers, sorry sneakers for guys who’s after something a little different and a break from the old routine footwear. After working with New Balance on some stonking collabortions, its now the turn of Running shoe legends Asics Tiger to do some re-imagining. The 1907 collections comes with a triple-density sole, Gel cushioning and a split tongue, the ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III running shoe was an instant classic when it was introduced back in 1990. Now, in J.Crew’s tradition of reinventing
classic American style, they’ve created four exclusive, limited-edition takes on the iconic sneakers, The Oxblood Leather, the White Buck, the Navy Buck and the Charcoal Suede.
Now if that wasn’t enough for you, this range is inspired by some of the best-selling men’s dress shoes in the 110-year history of Packer. Who ? Packer Shoes was founded by a pair of brothers in 1907, the original Packer Shoes store was a cornerstone of Yonkers, New York. For more than 90 years, this family-run shop supplied generations of customers with dress shoes, work boots and sneakers.
In 2004, Michael Packer, a grandson of one of the founders, put a new spin on the family business: He opened a boutique sneaker shop in Teaneck, New Jersey. The newstore quickly became a global sneaker destination, drawing fans around the world to Teaneck and a second location in Jersey City.
The pioneering shop’s reverence for sneaker culture and relationships with the most sought-after athletic brands has led to a series of exclusive drops and collaborations.