Reebok and Packer Shoes in Teaneck, NJ have cemented a solid relationship that began with the Dominique Wilkins shoe crafted for the Pump 20 campaign. For the release of the Pump Graphlite, Packer teamed up with Stash, an artist whose sneaker designs have made their way onto some iconic sneakers, and recently, a few Sebago models as well. Limited to 289 pairs, there was a crowd assembled outside the store well before the 6:30 release, even with nasty rain and sleet pounding down. Mike Packer, according to the Tweets on his store’s site, bought some hot chocolate and a few boxes of donuts for the faithful who braved the elements before opening the doors to reward those who waited with signatures and good times with the artist himself.
There was also an online release at 6:30, and the entire batch sold out in under 5 minutes. A day later, the pairs are all gone, as would have been expected for this high profile release that even graced the cover of Sneaker Freaker. Click after the jump to see some shots of Stash and those who arrived early enough to get their pairs with signatures on the sneakers, customized MIZUbottles, and even a few of Stash’s famous models from yesteryear.
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