Packer X adidas EQT Running Support (Micropacer)
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Packer Shoes and adidas have come together to chop and splice the EQT Running Support 93 retro runner together with one of the most outlandish sneaker schemes to have ever graced the streets. The adidas Micropacer originally released 30 years ago – can you believe it? – back in 1984 to coincide with the LA Olympic games. A real vision of the future that harnessed a gang of technical componentry including the digital watch embedded in the velcro lace-cover flap, but the colourway is what rocked melons the hardest – silver kangaroo leather with hot blue and red highlights = unmissable. So with adidas celebrating the model's milestone this year at the same time as reissuing some of the greats from the early-90s EQT range, Packer Shoes saw an opening to pay homage to both silos at the same time. We saw the New Jersey-base crew do a similar thing last year when they flipped the schematic from the Reebok Aztec sneaker onto a Classic Leather, they nailed the transplant that time around and judging by these photos it seems that they've done it again. Surely not everyone's cup of tea, but guaranteed to make some adi enthusiasts out there go completely Lady Gaga. Want a piece of the action? Hit up Packer Shoes next Friday, August 29th.
-Originally published on the 21st of August, 2014