IMG_0995Half of the sneaker game is knowing what kicks are out when, and which shops have them. Our Shelf Space column looks at what shops around the country are stocking in a given week, and gives a quick glimpse into the mind of the buyer/manager/owner who put them there.

As we continue our mission of bringing you the insides of the best sneaker spots from around the U.S., we stop in at Packer Shoes, located in Teaneck, NJ. The guys over at Packer gave us a look at 10 of the hottest sneakers currently sitting on their shelves, so hit the jump to see their picks and what they have to say about each one.

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adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi K-Vulc Mid MINTOS, $140
"Simple, clean and quality materials, along with the hype that comes about with about anything Kazuki/O by O Collection, made this sneaker one of the staples of the last few months."

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Fila FX-100 x Packer, $100
"We brought back four of the original colors, but the White/Chilli Pepper Red was the one most of the O.G. heads remembered from back in the day."

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Saucony Hangtime, $75
"Money-green suede? Instant classic."

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Nike ACG Air Zoom Tallac Lite, $100
"The colorway and ACG heritage of these continues to make this one of those sneakers that you need to understand to appreciate. But that doesn't stop many from picking it up on looks alone."

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adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott JS Wings 2.0, $200
"Many may laugh, but a lot of customers who try these on as a fluke end up buying them. They are different for sure, but are clean and simple at the same time."

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Fila T1 Mid, $75
"An O.G. Fila colorway with a bit of a twist on the Original Tennis model—oh, the possibilities."

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adidas Mega Torsion RVI, $70
"The O.G. colorway blends in with the updated version of the always classic ZX 8000. One of the perfect summer shoes for years to come."

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Saucony Shadow 5000 Elite x Bodega, $90
"Of the four in the first installment of the Elite collection, this colorway was the first to leave the shelves."

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Native Fitzimmons Academy Blue, $65
"You want to root for these guys just because it is such a great spin on the classics that have come before it."

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adidas Originals by Originals "For The Kiddies", $60
"Might as well start 'em young..."

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Packer Shoes
941 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 837-2022

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