Sneaker packs are nothing new in the world of kicks and with the Jordan “Fear” pack soon to release, we highlight 25 of the best from the past decade! From some of the most beloved Jordan’s to highly sought-after Supreme x Nike collabs, these packs were not only all very well executed, but were most likely equally hard to get your hands on. We hope you enjoy taking a walk down memory lane a little bit and let us know which is your favorite pack in the comments section below or some of the ones you own!
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Pro
Release Date: August 2003
After the tremendous success of their iconic 2002 elephant-print SB low, Supreme continued their tradition of killer Nike collabs with this three pack of Dunk High SBs. Designed with faux-croc and stars, with inspiration from the OG Dunk High’s “Be True to Your School” series, and released over the course of three days, exclusively at Supreme in NYC, these gems are truly a part of sneaker history.
Air Jordan 6/11 Defining Moments Package
Release Date: 1/28/2006
Defining Moments is the perfect namesake for this pack of JB classics. And not just because this was Jordan Brand’s first sneaker pack. But also because utilizing two of the best hoops silhouettes of all time, brushing them with classy hits of gold and packaging them together, set the bar high for the future of the brand. This pack was the stuff dreams are made of for Jordan heads.
Stash x Nike "Blue Pack"
Release Date: 3/25/2006
NYC artist Stash was behind a couple very well received Nike collabs before he put together what’s been dubbed the “Blue Pack”. But, no doubt, using the Air Max 95 and Air Force 1 Low helped to make this his most successful footwear venture yet. Inspired by Nike’s ACG line, and featuring regrind rubber, Climafit and water resistant materials, Stash and Nike had a masterpiece on their hands.
Nike x Supreme Blazer Pack
Release Date: 4/21/2006
When it comes to Nike collabs, Supreme just wins. With high-quality quilted leather uppers and snakeskin checks, these are grail-status for most of us in the know.
Air Jordan IV Thunder and Lightning Pack
Release Date: 8/23/2006
Dropping online, as individual packs, one paired with a shirt and the other with a jacket, Jordan Brand caught some heat trying to throw resellers a curve ball. Priced at $250 and $500 respectively, the Thunder and Lightning packs were only the beginning of JB’s (and Nike’s) attempts to curb reselling…by targeting more wallets.
Nike SB "Three Bears" Pack
Release Date: November 2006
These SBs are juuussst right. Teaming up with Medicom (known for their Be@rbrick figures) in 2006, Nike dropped these three Dunk models…one perfect for each member of the family. Rocking faux-fur panels and offsetting suede, the only questions was, why didn’t we get a Goldilocks model?
atmos x Nike Air Max 1/95 "Animal Pack"
Release Date: 2007
The recent Animal/Camo capsule wasn’t atmos’s first forray into animal print…they’ve been playing with fur for a while now. And, as evidenced with this pair of Air Max classics – the 1 and the 95 – they’re pretty much in a class of their own. When they dropped in 2007, they were exclusive enough. But, once Kanye was seen rocking them at the Super Bowl, these bold flavors of Air Max goodness have been seen going for 4-figures. Catch em’ if you can!
The Simpsons x Vans Collection
Release Date: 7/14/2007
In order to promote the opening of the 2007 Simpson Movie, Vans teamed up with a collective of 12 artists to drop a 14-sneaker pack of legendary proportions. This mega-pack saw Simpsons-inspired takes on classic Vans models from artists ranging from brand-staples like Taka Hayashi to high-profile names like Mr. Cartoon, KAWS, Futura and Todd James. If the sneaker gods blessed you on that day in 2007, you’re sitting on a piece of Vans (and sneaker) history. If only all movies had promotional material like this.
Alife Rivington Club x Asics "Clerk" Pack
Release Date: June 2008
With only 216 pairs in each color, this Alife Rivington Club x Asics pack was scarce. But, if you had good sneaker karma, and were hip to Asics back in 2008, the ARC Asics surely remain a high point of your collection to this day. We know we’re still on the hunt!
Nike "112 Pack" by DJ Clark Kent
Release Date: 7/12/2008
Without question, DJ Clark Kent is a sneaker OG. He’s forgotten more about sneaker history than most of us will ever know. But, with this amazing “112 Pack” he became part of that history. Consisting of an Air Force 1, an Air Max 1 and an Air Trainer 1, all three of which sport 3M, elephant-print, and just the right amount of neon, the ultra-limited 112 Pack created a ripple effect in the sneaker community that is still being felt today.
Air Jordan V “Toro Bravo” Pack
Release Date: 5/30/2009
May 2009 saw Jordan Brand breaking hearts once again, with their “Toro Bravo” Pack. Drawing inspiration from the Running of the Bulls in Spain, JB hit up the legendary Jordan V with two killer colorways. One sporting 3M and the other doing all-red suede before it was cool. We know plenty of folks who’d love to see some of these retro’ed.
Nike Air Trainer Legacy Pack
Release Date: 6/18/2009
Legacy is right! The Air Trainer is one of the most iconic styles in the history of the Swoosh. So, in 2009, when Nike wanted to bring that classic into the future, with the Air Trainer 1, they dropped this smooth double dip. Yes, please!
Air Jordan I 60+ Defining Moments Pack
Release Date: 7/11/2009
This pack got it’s inspiration from MJ’s career playoff high-scoring game in the 1986 NBA Playoffs. Jordan dropped 63 points against the Celts while wearing the black/red 1s and, perhaps as a consolation, JB felt compelled to drop a C’s-inspired colorway. Everyone wins with this one.
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary Pack
Release Date: Early 2010
If only we all had birthday celebrations this noteworthy. For the 5th-anniversary celebration of their Amsterdam-based shop, Patta teamed up with Dutch artist Parra to crank out 5, count ’em FIVE, of the most beautiful Air Max 1s ever created. All five of these beauties dropped over a 2 month span in early 2010, and several of them now have resale values in the four-digits. Happy birthday indeed.
Nike x Aston Martin 'Kobe Bryant' Pack
Release Date: 5/13/2010
With production of only 500 pairs worldwide, getting your hands on this Zoom Kobe V/Hyperdunk package proved extremely difficult. But, those that did, got their hands on the best colorways both silhouettes ever saw. Inspired by the Aston Martin DB9, both shoes sport gunmetal grey uppers and slick maroon leather trim. Vroom vroom…
Air Jordan VI 'Infrared' Pack
Release Date: 6/19/2010
The Infrared VI is one of the most popular and iconic models in the Jordan arsenal. So, pairing both white and black versions together is an easy win.
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Pendleton Pack
Release Date: December 2010
Taka Hayashi has been Vans’s secret weapon for some time now. But, after dropping this Pendleton collab for the Vault line in 2010, the secret was out. Rumors of production problems only made this collab tougher to get. But for those who did get their hands on them, they’ve got a piece of Vans (and sneaker) history. Since this pack, his designs have been all over the premium Vans Vault line.
Nike x Sole Collector "Penny Signature Pack"
Release Date: 10/29/2011
Sole Collector had an ace up their sleeve with this one. Dropping one of the most thorough packs in basketball sneaker history, their “Penny Signature” pack dropped an Orlando Magic colorway over all five of Mr. Hardaway’s Nike signature models. This one was release at a special event in Las Vegas, and was extremely limited.
Burn Rubber x New Balance 580 "Workforce Pack"
Release Date: Feb/March 2012
Though not the hottest-seller on this list, the New Balance “Workforce” pack by Detroit boutique Burn Rubber, is a subtle classic, both in terms of quality and overall execution of the theme. Detroit is a city full of contrast. And that diversity is clear in this NB pack consisting of “Blue Collar” and “White Collar” versions of the classic MT580. Sleeper status.
Air Jordan 6/7 Golden Moments Pack
Release Date: 8/18/2012
“When life gives you lemons, paint that sh*t gold!” Jordan Brand stuck to the formula that made their DMP pack so successful and dropped gold hits all over two of their classic silos. This time utilizing the AJ VI & VII, the Golden Moments pack sold out instantly.
atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Camo/Animal Pack
Release Date: 2/23/2013
Mixing patterns as loud as camo and animal print is a tall task. But, Tokyo-based boutique atmos silenced many a critic with this duo of Nike Air Max 1s. With desert camo and leopard print on one, and tiger camo and snake print on the other, this whole capsule is fire. Even down to the matching hats and tees.
Bape x UNDFTD x adidas Originals Consortium Collection
Release Date: 4/13/2013
After numerous delays and pushbacks, Bape, Undefeated and adidas came correct on this trio of instant-classics. Those who were able to track down a pair had a secondary problem to deal with though…which one to cop?!
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III "E.C.P"
Release Date: 5/10/2013
Ronnie did it big when he went down to South Beach. Even if he opened up a Kith pop-up shop, and dropped a collaborative capsule with classic brands from both coasts, the star(s) of the show (as always with RF) were his takes on the Asics Gel Lyte III. Bringing us Knicks and Dolphins colorways, with premium pigskin suede and memory foam insoles, the East Coast Project set the bar high, especially from an overall execution standpoint.
size? x Nike "Urban Safari" Pack
Release Date: June 2013
It’s been Christmas in summertime over at UK boutique size?. Dropping throughout the summer, their three-part exclusive “Urban Safari” pack brought some absolute heat to several Nike classics. Drawing color inspiration from the Swoosh vaults, the creatives at size? have been crazy busy, releasing an unheard of 8 pairs of shoes (4 different silos in 2 colorways each). Toki Mids, Air Max Lights, Roshe Runs and Air Max 180s, oh my. The strength of this pack could go toe-to-toe with almost any other on this list.
Nike Lebron X "Celebration" Pack
Release Date: 8/10/2013
Releasing in super-limited quantities, with a $500 price tag no less, the LeBron X “Celebration Pack” was spun up to honor King James’s back-to-back NBA championships. With the insoles sporting the phrase “2-time Champion,” it’s a good thing the Heat ended up winning the title this year. Otherwise these beautiful kicks would would only be seen on kids rocking 19-0 Patriots gear.