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Super-rare Womens DL 5000 on eBay now

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Absolutely stoked to see this beautiful and ultra-rare shoe: the Womens White/Light Blue makeup of the much-missed DL 5000 which was selling shortly after the 1985 GL 6000 (please comment if you know for sure).

I’m not sure I’d seen them in this colourway before -at least in this much detail- and it took me a while to find this colourway within the Retrobok Media Archive (I was also surprised to note that while reviews stated it was almost indiscernible from the GL 6000, it actually weighed a little more – possibly due to its pigskin upper?).

Seeing the stunning DL 5000 does prompt me to ask the question directly to the Reebok Classic team: isn’t it about time for a retro of the DL 5000, 5600 and 6000? Paul? 😉

eBay (notice the OG brochures included in the sale too)
Thanks to the owner for getting in touch about these. —BokOne

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SNS x Club C ’85 ‘Premium’

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Today sees a very sweet collab release of the hugely popular Club C ’85 by Swedish store SNS – with the C getting an even cleaner treatment with the removal of any logo on the upper side, as well as elk leather and gold debossing details.

I’d actually say that photos don’t do the elegant simplicity of this shoe justice – If you don’t yet own a pair (and regardless of season) isn’t it about time?

Available in a few hours time at SNS (and if you sleep on those, no doubt Reebok will release a similar makeup in the next few months).

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Updates to Stores links

storesWith the old Stores/Links page looking dated and -well- BEING dated, I’ve revised and added to the Footer links list (as shown above) and killed the old page. Not the most exciting news you’ve read today I’m sure, but … the revelation for me is that Reebok Classic is in rude health: with stores such as the UK’s Schuh not even stocking the brand –in any form– just a few years ago.

Please share up any Reebok stockists or (legit!) sales sites via the Retrobok Facebook page. Thanks! —BokOne

Forthcoming: Floatride 6000

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I was in two minds whether to post up about this -with Retrobok focussing on pre-2000 shoes and retros. But for those of us who gym, run or exercise in any modern context: if there was a modern performance shoe inspired by the legendary 1985 GL 6000 then we’d want to know about it, right? Hit the jump for more hot air and floating shoes.

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Pickup: Graphlite Pro GID (Skull Grey/Flat Grey/Lead/Vitamin C)

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Excuse the single on-feet shot (above is what you get for now) but I was fortunate to recently pick up the recent Graphlite Pro GID. Hit the jump for more words, coloured shapes and clicky things.  Read the rest of this entry

Epitome x InstaPump Fury ‘Evolution of the Woman’

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Great to see strong design and message (and art direction too) with the forthcoming Epitome ‘Evolution of the Woman’ (EOTW) collaboration.

It’s not too often the legendary Pump Fury gets some female focus in the West; the EOTW Fury is certainly a premium shoe with white patent leather upper and translucent and metallic details throughout.

Launching at an NYC pop-up shop on 12th October, then on 14th at Epitomes’ store in Atlanta Georgia, and online. Price is set to be around US$205.

Be sure to check out the promo video, and more photography after the jump. Great work. —BokOne

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RIP Gary Warnett

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DMX Run 10 @ 20

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The 1997 DMX Run 10 was the first shoe to use Reeboks’ own moving air technology; channeling air between the forefoot and the heel as the wearer ran. While Reebok had previously used licensed Energaire technology (which also channeled air between internal reservoirs) as early as 1991, DMX (short for Dynamax, and a development of the earlier Dynamic Cushioning System) was considerably more developed tech.

While I’ll openly admit I’ve never been a fan of the shoes’ appearance; these 2 latest makeups of the shoe in premium suede are muted and particularly smart.

Available August 17th from Caliroots (Sweden) – I’m not seeing any other stockists as yet (although you can pick up other colourways currently). -BokOne

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Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle Pack’ – interview with Chris Hill

Highsnobiety chatted with Reebok Senior Designer Chris Hill about the process behind the designs for this unique, and highly limited pack.

50 pre-sale packs will be available tomorrow (17/7) at Reebok FitHub in New York City, with 7 limited T-Shirt designs available, and Alien ‘Pins’ with purchases.

Global release is on 18/7 – the 31st anniversary of the 1986 Aliens movie – from Reebok.com and Reebok Certified Network stores, priced at US$325.

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Reebok Alien Stomper official page

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Pump Fury & Furylite ‘Triple Scoop’

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Super-fun summer makeup of the legendary Pump Fury and its incredibly successful (and quite brilliant) modern update the Furylite. Featuring a drip/dipped treatment of mint green, strawberry pink and chocolate brown, with a waffle cone heel effect these are heaps of fun.

I’ve kept my love for the incredibly wearable Furylite a little bit quiet here on Retrobok; if you don’t own a pair I can’t recommend them highly enough – even if an Ice Cream makeup isn’t quite your thing 😉

Can’t see these Triple Scoops on sale as yet but I believe they’re slated for sale through Reebok stores themselves.  Hit the jump for more photos. -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Quick visit to Reebok Classic store in Harajuku, Tokyo

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Retrobok dropped in secretly to check out the small but very neat store in Tokyos’ fashionable Harajuku district. Very busy so photos weren’t practical this time, but check out their website here. こんにちは! -BokOne

Club C 85 ELM “Element Pack”

reebok-club-c-85-elm-pack-1-696x464Firstly, apologies for lack of activity on Retrobok – I’ve recently relocated to Tokyo so will attempt to increase activity over the coming few months, possibly with a little more Asian markt insight.

There have been quite a few Club C 85 makeups released over the last few months; testament to the shoes’ timelessness, clean lines and the supple comfort of a Terrycloth lining. I have a few pairs and they’re regular go-to’s for urban/daily wear.

The ‘Element Pack’ (aka ELM) includes 3 subtle tonal pastel makeups with the 3 colourways being titled ‘Seaside Grey’, ‘Porcelain Pink’ and ‘Fresh Blue’ and are currently available from stores such as Overkill (Germany), Titolo (Switzerland), and End (UK / Australia and – yes, US friends, the USA!). -BokOne

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Incoming — Alien Stomper “Final Battle” Pack, July 18

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I must be honest: if somebody had told me Reebok were releasing another set of Alien Stompers for Alien Day; but with completely new makeups that were not accurate to the original movie props, I’d have groaned quite loudly. But these… these are just a lot of fun.

Clearly a ridiculous amount of effort has gone into the details here; one pair represents Ripley in her bright yellow Caterpillar P-5000 Work Loader (notice the subtle P5000 debossed on the strap), and the other representing ‘the Alien’ – more officially known as Xenomorph XX121.

So many details I’ll leave you to discover for yourself (although one I want to share is Weyland-Yutani corporation earning itself a new HQ location; that of Canton – the current Reebok global HQ).

Available July 18th (Alien Day) slated at $325, which I believe includes 2 pairs of shoes in the presentation box (but I will need to confirm).

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DEAL x Instapump Fury “Tai Chi”

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The Instapump Fury has never shyed away from bold colourways; but with more recent applications of block colours (the 2013 SNS ‘Popsicle’ springs to mind) and asymmetry, a new turf war on ‘most memorable Fury makeup’ seems to be on the cards.

These Yin-Yang inspired Furys by China-based DEAL will certainly be right up there, aided by what looks like a China-only release on 6th May (check out DEAL retailers and Shanghai-based WZK). Rather keen on these. Hit the jump for more images! -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Reebok Spitfire advert, USA 1980/1981

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Superb spot from Gary who notified Retrobok about this super-rare advert seen on eBay Canada.

Curious how contemporary the Spitfire appears in this circa 1980/1981 advert, as well as a few oddities within the content; I’m not sure how well-known and iconic the (British World War 2 era) Spitfire was to Americans (imagine an ‘American Running Shoe’ sold in the UK as a Corsair for example).

I’d also never heard of the ‘mummy’* lacing system before – and studying the advert carefully I’m not convinced it offers anything much as a sales feature!

Anyhow, great find. Thanks again to Gary for this spot; contributions are always appreciated! Image has been added to the 80’s Media Page. -BokOne

Buy the real advert at eBay Canada.

David Foster was kind enough to explain the mummy lacing system to Retrobok:

*the Mummy lacing system, refers to the BLUCHER style lacing system, which pulled the facing from further around the instep of the foot, wrapping the foot in the shoe upper, hence Mummy! it gave the shoe an unusual look and all our running shoes returned to an oxford style laced facing after this, with either Nylon speed lacing, AZTEC, Victory, etc,. or Gillie variable lacing from AZII onward. —David Foster