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Forest-Inspired Cobranded Kicks

The Packer Shoes x New Balance Collab is Inspired by Pine Barrens

— March 25, 2016 — Fashion
The Packer Shoes x New Balance MT580 "Pine Barrens" are an upcoming special edition release that celebrates the sneaker's 20th anniversary. The vibrant kicks boast an earthy palette inspired by Pine Barrens forest in New Jersey, which spans an impressive one-million acres, and the legend of the Jersey Devil.

The collaboration between Packer Shoes and New Balance makes sense given that Packer Shoes is an iconic New Jersey family-owned brand founded in 1907.

The special 20th anniversary MT580 kicks will have an extremely limited release, with only 500 pairs expected to be produced. The Packer Shoes x New Balance MT580 "Pine Barrens" will be available through Packer's web shop and select retail location after March 25, 2016.
Trend Themes
1. Forest-inspired Sneakers - Opportunity to collaborate with brands to create limited editions of sneakers inspired by natural environments.
2. Limited Release Collaborations - Creating a sense of exclusivity through limited edition collaboration releases can increase demand and brand value.
3. Heritage Brand Collaborations - Partnering with heritage brands can create unique brand stories and tap into nostalgia and brand loyalty.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Collaboration opportunities exist for fashion and apparel brands to create unique product lines that appeal to consumer's individualism.
2. Outdoor Gear and Equipment - Outdoor gear and equipment brands can use natural environments as a source for inspiration in product design and marketing.
3. Retail and E-commerce - Creating limited edition collaborations between brands can provide unique product offerings that drive traffic to both online and offline retail stores.
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