Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II: Remember the Chili Pepper

December 10, 2013 BY / 2

The idea of the “b-side” sneaker design has been around for a while, also coming in the form of “flip” or “un” or “remix” editions, wherein an original colorway is reworked into an opposite or alternate version. Sometimes it can be as straightforward as reversing the shoe’s colorblocking, while others can be more conceptual sequels. There’s also no set formula for the timing of when the initial yin shoe gets its homage-paying yang follow-up. In most cases, these b-side editions came about as tributes to classic colorways, but nowadays it’s not unheard of that they can be designed right alongside the originals to set things up in advance for a premeditated one-two punch.


The danger in doing things that way is that your Part 1 installment needs to make a pretty immediate impact for your Part 2 to have the desired effect. Luckily for Packer Shoes and their duo of 1996 All-Star Game-inspired Reebok Kamikaze IIs, that shouldn’t be a problem. There was a great response to the first go-around and still plenty of nostalgia left in the air when it comes to ’90s basketball and the Reebok models of that era. With the ’96 All-Star Weekend taking place in San Antonio, the players’ uniforms featured a hot pink chili pepper graphic as a nod to the prized crop of the host city, so the Packer crew took that idea and ran with it as their core theme across two different colorways of Shawn Kemp’s beloved Kamikaze II model.


Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Jordan Holiday 2017 Preview by SneakerNews

How MJ and Gatorade's "Be Like Mike" campaign came to life by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

734401

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Semi Frozen Yellow” Releases On November 18th by Sneaker News

724808

Nike And Virgil Abloh Announce Full Release Information Of “The Ten” Collection by Sneaker News

734567

The Nike Zoom Grade Debuts In Six New Colorways by Ben Felderstein

734183

The Nike Air Max 97 OG In Black/Volt Is Releasing On October 28th by Ben Felderstein

734186

adidas’ Latest Delivery Of The Flashback Primeknit Is In by Zack Schlemmer

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU