January 26, 2011 BY Aaron Kr.
A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek at the upcoming Packer Shoes x Reebok Grand Slam Pack, a collection of four Court Victory Pumps inspired by the biggest tournaments in the world of tennis. As previously mentioned, each of the four CV Pumps will be released around its respective Grand Slam event, and with the Australian Open in full swing, it’s almost time for the first colorway to drop. In addition to the color schemes, the materials of all four Grand Slam Pumps were specifically chosen with elements of the different tournaments in mind in an effort to make each design as true to its inspiration as possible.
For the Australia installment of the pack, the upper features a blue grip tape material intended to replicate the hard texture of the Aussie Open court, while the white mesh areas were chosen for breathability purposes – a nod to the 100 degree temperatures that often haunt the yearly tourney. Additional design touches like the stars on the mudguard and hits of red throughout are obvious nods to the Australian flag, while the kangaroo-inspired terrycloth stash pockets behind the tongues provide a more subtle inclusion of “down under” flavor, complete with a “Packer Slam” label as an added bonus. Take a look at some more pics after the jump, and look out for these to release in limited quantities at Packer Shoes this Saturday, January 29th.
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