July 17, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
The New York Mets and their fans are presently in the midst of a frustrating injury-plagued season, but luckily, Pro-Keds is doing their part to boost morale with the release of a super-limited collaboration sneaker. The Pro-Keds 69er Uptowner is about as classic as it gets, once gracing the feet of many of the NBA’s all-time greats, and now the shoe will pay tribute to another group of legendary 69ers, the 1969 Miracle Mets. In a nod to better Mets days, Pro-Keds has partnered with the team to create a 69er Uptowner inspired by the Mets’ royal blue/orange color scheme.
The shoe features a black suede upper with royal and orange stripes lining the midsole and the edge of the toe cap. With the Mets’ colors already in place, the cherry on top comes by way of the “1969” stitching that graces the heel strip. Fittingly, there will only be 69 pairs produced, with 48 being released to the public and the rest going to NY Mets friends and family. The 48 retail pairs will be split up between only three stores, so if you’re a fan of the team or the shoe, New Jersey’s PackerShoes has got you covered. Even if your Mets pride is not at its highest right now, don’t hesitate on these, because this extremely limited run will not be in stock for long.