by Steve Jaconetta
Ewing Athletics taps Packer Shoes for their its collaboration.
Known as the 'Fame and War' Pack, this collection features two colorways of the Ewing 33 Hi silhouette, renamed the 'Aloysisus' 33 Hi in honor of Patrick Ewing's middle name. Along with the New Jersey-based retailer, Ewing Athletics also tapped rappers Fabolous and Teyana Taylor to represent each pair. Inspired by their NYC roots, one pair comes in gold, while the other comes in black.
Spotted on the feet of Teyana Taylor courtside at the Nets vs. Hornets game at the Barclay's Center on Wednesday, here's a full look at the gold-based pair. They sport a full metallic gold upper with a perforated toe box, black accents and a full translucent gum outsole with gold flakes throughout. Details include an Empire State Building logo on the tongue, custom lace locks and gold plates on the back, with 'NYC' on the left shoe and '33' on the right.
Fab's pair is a little more mysterious at this time, as only a teaser shot released has been unveiled by Packer. However, there is a good idea of some of the inspiration behind it. They are black-based and feature gold accents. Details include 'Packer Shoes' stitched on the sides, in place of the traditional 'Patrick Ewing' signature as well as green and red laces and back straps—giving off a Gucci-vibe.
At this time no release date has been announced for the Packer Shoes x Ewing Athletics Aloysisus 33 Hi 'Fame and War' Pack. However, expect official details to release in the coming weeks.
UPDATE 4/21: Ewing Athletics is set to drop this collection via its online shop at 12 noon EST on Tuesday, April 21 in limited quantities. Each pair will retail for $150.
UPDATE 4/1: Packer Shoes has announced that they will be releasing the 'Fame & War' Pack exclusively in-store at their New Jersey location as well as via their online shop on Friday, April 3 in limited quantites. Retail is $150 each, and they will be available at 12pm EDT. The exclusive Dubraes will not be packaged with the online release, however a limited amount will be for the in-store drop.
UPDATE 3/26: Detailed release information via Packer Shoes for the limited drop on March 26:
The Packer Shoes x Ewing Athletics 'Aloysius' 33 High 'Fame & War' Pack will be available exclusively at Teyana Taylor's show at S.O.B.'s in NYC on Thursday, March 26. Both colorways will be available to purchase, with a limit of one pair per colorway, per customer. Meaning, you can buy one pair of each colorway, if you so choose. Both retail for $150 each and will come in mens sizes 5 thru 15.
In addition, all those who purchase the sneakers at S.O.B.'s will get the limited edition lace locks with their pair(s). Lineups will begin at 10am EDT on launch day, no earlier. Wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis and once you receive a wristband, you must remain in the line. A government, state or school issued ID will be required by all customers to purchase the sneakers.
UPDATE 3/20: Additional images via Packer Shoes as well as a release date set for Thursday, March 26.
Packer Shoes x Fabolous x Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi 'Fame & War'
Packer Shoes x Teyana Taylor x Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi 'Fame & War'
images via @geminikeez