Packer's latest sneaker colab with Reebok is a great example of how capable they are of crushing a minimal silhouette. Street hustlers were their muse for this Reebok Phase 1 Pro, as the shoe was their footwear of choice, and it was them who disseminated the style through affiliated NY cultures.
As Packer say on their blog:
'With its sleek, luxe look, the Phase 1 could be found flaunted on the feet of stylish trendsetters on the mid-'80s corners of NYC and other cities and quickly spread from there. As a nod to the model’s original outlaw roots, the Packer “Corner ’85” edition takes it back to its glory days with materials and design cues pulled straight from that era.'
Those design cues include the heavy presence of gold, with the colour showing up on the lace dubraes and aglets. There's also a graphic of a gold chain on the inserts. White reptile-textured leather is the feature piece of the shoe, popping on the tongue and contrasting the otherwise black upper, and the midsole receives staple colouration.
The Packer x Reebok Phase 1 Pro 'Corner '85' will be available from Packer Shoes on May 13.