Sportswear legends Fila have teamed up with Packer shoes in a special one-off collaboration with The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) this month, creating two classic shoes debuted during the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.
The Fila x Packer x ITHF collaboration marks the first lifestyle footwear collection for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The designs arrive completely updated to reflect the members new brand identity courtesy of an updated logo unveiled this May at the grand re-opening of The Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The pairing goes hand-in-hand with Fila’s own sporting heritage and their decades of experience in providing contemporary designs for the market ranging from apparel to footwear. To mark the occasion, two FILA Classic Tennis models were produced: The T-1 Mid and The Original Tennis Shoe. Each will be retailed at Packer locations in Teaneck, N.J. and online for $110, beginning on July 18. A portion of the proceeds of sales of the shoe will be donated to junior tennis programs at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The Original Tennis Shoe
Designed with a classic tennis design, the Original Tennis shoe draws inspiration from traditional lawn shoes in shades of off-white accented in Fila’s signature red and green theme. Featuring a suede upper, perforated quarter, Sycamore/FILA Red rumbled leather flag, gum bottom and terry lining, the Original Tennis shoe can be easily transitioned from court to catwalk — which you’ll be able to tread thanks to an International Tennis Hall of Fame footbed highlighted with a Packer embroidered detail back collar.
The T-1 Mid
For something a little more off-beat, the T-1 Mid provides excellent style lines along with a functional sneaker shape. Designed with an all-over Sycamore green suede upper, the T-1 Mid comes equipped with a gum bottom and terry lining, with a special International Tennis Hall of Fame footbed and Packer embroidered detail back collar. The T-1 Mid and Original Tennis shoes will also feature a 2D rubberized hangtag, a replica of the ITHF’s new logo. Each style will be wrapped up in custom packaging, including a pull-drawer box and tissue.
The Fila x Packer x ITHF Collaboration will be available at packershoes.com on July 18 and remember that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to junior tennis programs at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Follow @FilaTennis to get informed.
All photos courtesy of Fila.