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Kickistory: Reebok Pump Graphlite

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It’s April 1st, 2011, a crowd assembles in the rain and sleet outside of Packer shoes in New Jersey, a century old establishment in Teaneck. The owner, Mike Packer, stands outside with hot chocolate and donuts for the intrepid sneakerheads who have lined up. They are waiting for the newest sneaker collaboration with famous graffiti artist Stash. The sneaker is the Reebok Pump Graphlite and it has Stash’s signature shades of blue and grey. The 289 total pairs sold out within minutes and it became an instant classic.
 
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When Packer approached Stash, Stash was sold on the idea. He admired Packer shoes as a company and thought that his generation needed to understand tradition. He was questioned about whether or not the colorway was too similar to ones in the past, and he responded in a way that captured his essence as a person. “I’m an artist and I just want to create and if other people want to hate, I don’t care. Now when you tell the story of Packer you can say STASH dropped in on it. I like the way it sounds.”
 
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This model features a mix of blues and grays on the upper with a definite toned down feel. The blue pump stands out on the lighter tongue, and is perfectly accented by a grey midsole and blue outsole. The embroidered Stash is found on the right shoe while Packer is found on the left, marking the relationship between the two in an amazing collaboration that has brought out the best of both.
 
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