ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'

Packer and Reebok Salute a 1990s Favourite With the Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Release: 22 January 2022

Packer and Reebok's elegant Answer IV 'Ultramarine' colab was first teased all the way back in June 2021, but it had to be delayed until 2022 (damn supply chain issues!). However, good things come to those who wait, and Packer are finally set to release the collaborative kicks this month.

Can't shake the feeling that the 'Ultramarine' colour scheme looks familiar? Then you're probably a product of the 1980s or 1990s, and you'd be correct in your assumption. Its navy blue toe, silver mesh body and hits of red on the zippers, heels and outsoles are all loosely inspired by the Prada Americas Cup, a classic high-end sport sneaker that debuted in 1997 and was a street style favourite through the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, right during the prime of Allen Iverson's career.

Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'
Packer x Reebok Answer IV 'Ultramarine'

Besides the carefully-crafted sneaker, Packer have also teamed up with Full Court Press for a special T-shirt that salutes Iverson's effort in the 2001 NBA Finals. Packer are no stranger to paying homage to other brand's classics with their Reebok colabs either – 2019's Packer x Reebok Aztrek boasted a New Balance-esque grey palette and suede/mesh build.

Expect the Packer x Reebok Answer IV to release exclusively via the Packer web store on January 21. Sizes 6.5-15 will be available, and each is priced at $180.

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