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Packer Shoes Brings Back a New Balance P740 “Lakers” Unreleased PE

August 11th, 2014 by | 1 comment

new balance 740 james worthy white purple Packer Shoes Brings Back a New Balance P740 Lakers Unreleased PE

You didn’t think that New Balance were going to call it quits after bringing back just one pair of the New Balance 740, did you? Next up for that James Worthy classic is this white and purple pair. The shoe started off as a player exclusive in an era when that concept was just being born – perhaps a couple of old school Lakers fans can recall seeing them on feet during that team’s late 80s dominance. Their return will be supported by Packer Shoes, who will be first up to release the pair this Saturday, August 16th. Take a look at this Lakers flavored James Worthy joint and tell us in the comments if you’ll be picking up these New Balances.

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James Worthy Speaks on the Return of His New Balance P740 “Worthy Express”

July 10th, 2014 by | 4 comments

james worthy new balance interview 01 James Worthy Speaks on the Return of His New Balance P740 Worthy Express

There’s no doubt that New Balance is a brand most associated with running sneakers. The Boston based company has been in the footwear business for over a hundred years now, with the majority of their output consisting of models meant for the track, street, or trail. That’s not to say that they don’t have heavy hitters in other categories though. One need look no further than their partnership with Lakers legend James Worthy for evidence of that. In 1985 “Big Game James” became the brand’s first ever signature athlete following a million-dollar deal that marked the brand’s biggest foray into the world of basketball footwear, with the New Balance P740 being the first James Worthy sneaker to release. The partnership landed them plenty of exposure – the UNC alum would go on to win three championships with the Lakers in the 80s and was even named the NBA Finals MVP thanks to an incredible performance in 1988.

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July 2014 Sneaker Releases

July 1st, 2014 by | 38 comments

july 2014 sneaker releases July 2014 Sneaker Releases

A new month is here, which means that it’s time for Sneaker News to give you a look ahead at all the pertinent sneaker release dates that are scheduled for the next 30 days. And even thought July has only just begun, we’ve already got a decent handful of releases to tip you off about: among them Nike Kobe 9 Elite Lows, more KD 7s, a sizable load of Air Jordan Futures, and much more. Continue reading for a comprehensive look at the sneaker release information that’s already available for the coming month and remember to bookmark this page for continual updates on which sneakers are releasing when.

Updated: July 7th, 2014

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New Balance P740 OG “Worthy Express”

June 26th, 2014 by | 5 comments

new balance 740 og worthy New Balance P740 OG Worthy Express

James Worthy’s New Balance P740 will be making a comeback this year, with the sneaker’s 2014 debut set for July 10th. What’s more, that debut will go down exclusively at Packer Shoes both in-store and online (The shoes will run you $120). The original black/white/grey colorway does its best to mimic the original in terms of its build, which means that tech like the durometer EVA midsole and the tri-density outsole are intact. Continue reading for detailed imagery on the New Balance P740 OG “Worthy Express” that was created for that 1st overall pick and let us know in the comments if you’ll be grabbing a pair from Packer Shoes.

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Packer Shoes Teases New Balance Worthy 740 Retro

June 19th, 2014 by | 2 comments

new balance 740 worthy 01 Packer Shoes Teases New Balance Worthy 740 Retro

New Balance has definitely backed away from the realm of basketball sneakers in the modern era, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not willing to do some retro referencing of those sneakers. Case in point is the return of the 1985 New Balance Worthy 740, a shoe that had the distinction of being the first ever signature model from NB. Their 2014 return, hinted at here by the team at Packer Shoes, so far seems to be staying reasonably true to the original – they’ve got the “Worthy” call out on the tongue despite the fact that relationships between him and NB got rocky in 1990. Continue reading for a look at an original pair and stay with us for updates on the New Balance Worthy 740 retro.

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