The Packer name got its roots in footwear in 1907 in Yonkers, N.Y. Flash forward 107 years, and the latest incarnation, Packer Shoes, is celebrating a decade of being in Teaneck, N.J. To kick things off in style, Packer has leaked an image of an ASICS collab, and, from the back, it looks to be a pair of OG Kayano Trainers.
Instead of just posting the image and letting the hype build, Packer is contributing to the conversation around the store and filled everyone in on the store's history.
The following text accompanied the photo:
This past year has been one of kind for us here at Packer Shoes… We’ve had the pleasure of presenting a handful of collaborative projects with some of your favorite brands that many of our core customers, have taken a keen interest in and for that we are forever grateful. While the roots of the Packer brand was originally established back in 1907 in Yonkers, NY – as we embark into 2014, ‘Packer Shoes’ will be celebrating our 10th anniversary here in Teaneck, NJ. When we first opened up shop back in 2004, many considered planting an establishment such as our own in residential Teaneck, NJ to be a little out there… But over the years we’ve become a prime destination for many tri-state area residents and customers all over the globe via our PackerShoes.com web store. With many of our previous collaborative efforts celebrated the accolades of those from all walks of life, as we begin the year we wanted to pay homage to those who make the effort to travel to our store. Our entire staff would like to wish each and everyone of Happy New Year!!! See you all next year, and just remember… #AllRoadsLeadToTeaneck…