Reebok Classic – Stockboy: Bodega

We take you behind the scenes of the world’s finest sneaker retailers, away from the shop floor, into the world of the Stockboy. He’s the guy (or girl) who’s got the lowdown on the latest release, who still gets the buzz from a fresh delivery and who lives an inspirational life outside of the day to day. In episode 6 of this series, in line with the release of their interpretations of the reworked NPC UK, Reebok and Bodega introduce us to 30 year old Lee Beard.

Collector Feature #9 — Kevin Hoyle (New Zealand)

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For Retrobok Collector Feature #9, we have a big guy from a small island, with an insane collection and a passion that is simply off the scale. Hit the jump to witness possibly the most impressive collection and display you’ve ever seen….  Read the rest of this entry

GL snaps from BokTwo

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Dixy – aka BokTwo – is a longtime contributor and has been an invaluable moral Retrobok supporter since we ‘met’ a few years back on the old Crooked Tongues forums (RIP to that legendary place). He’s also a man I’ve been trying to convince to run a Collectors Feature on, particularly as he has a tidy collection with some real OG ‘boks… He recently picked up some GL 3000’s (a ‘new retro’) and took these tidy snaps with others in the GL family – he has many more fwiw😉 Hit the jump for more angles. -BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Reebok Classic – Stockboy: atmos

Fifth in this brilliant series; and we stay in Japan at the atmos store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. -BokOne

We take you behind the scenes of the world’s finest sneaker retailers, away from the shop floor, into the world of the Stockboy. He’s the guy (or girl) who’s got the lowdown on the latest release, who still gets the buzz from a fresh delivery and who lives an inspirational life outside of the day to day. In episode 5 of this series, in line with the release of their interpretations of the reworked Phase One Pro, Reebok and atmos introduce us to 26-year-old Takumi Ueda

Graphlite Pro… it lives!

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Feauturing an asymetrical carbon fiber arch bridge from the Pump Fury, space-age details, and very very 90’s colourway and patterns on the upper; the 90’s semi-mid Graphlite Pro cross trainer has appeared out of nowhere onto European Reebok websites. This thing is insane. Thanks to Bobby ‘Necro’ Hall for the spot.-BokOne

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London TC Vintage — new colourways

Reebok-London-TCFollowing my London TC unboxing post, 2 more colourways of the ultra-light 1983 road racer have appeared in stores. The first of which makes it look near-identical to the OG Paris Runner – sure, both France and the United Kingdom have flags featuring Red, White and Blue but I can’t help loving the crossover feeling here! Hit the jump for the 2nd tidy colourway and store links. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Palace x Ree-boke?

Another hilarious tongue-in-cheek video from Palace Skateboards, this time featuring Jonah Hill during a ‘genuine’ visit to their London store. Releasing yesterday (apologies for slight delay posting this), Palace have collab’d with Reebok Classic on the Classic Leather in 2 makeups, and the Club C in 3 makeups. Hit the jump to see images of those, and/or visit Palace like Jonah did. —’BokeOne’😉

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When is a Reebok Classic not a Reebok Classic?

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Uh huh. I see what you’ve done there😮 Pick yours up at TBDress today! Or perhaps don’t.  —BokOne

 

London TC —Unboxing & Macros

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The 1983 Reebok London is a bit of a rarety within the current release of retros’ from Reebok Classic, primarily as it was a true road-race shoe back in the day. It also sits alongside last years release of the Aztec OG in this regard; especially when you experience the shoes side-by-side each having a lightness and thinness that even modern Nike runners would find hard to match.

Beyond this, the London TC has a parallel with recent Kendrick Lamar collabs that may surprise you. Hit the jump for more macros and eulogizing… Read the rest of this entry

Reebok Classic – Stockboy: MITA sneakers

Fourth in the series of shorts from Reebok Classic, telling the stories of stockboys at Reebok Certified Network stores around the world. -BokOne

We take you behind the scenes of the world’s finest sneaker retailers, away from the shop floor, into the world of the Stockboy. He’s the guy (or girl) who’s got the lowdown on the latest release, who still gets the buzz from a fresh delivery and who lives an inspirational life outside of the day to day. In episode 4 of this series, in line with the release of their interpretations of the reworked Phase One Pros, Reebok and mita sneakers introduce us to 27-year-old Kazushige Nakamura.

World Best OG vs World Best OG retro

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This week I was fortunate to pick up the 2016 retro of the lightweight 1988 World Best OG, and spotted a rather nice side-by-side comparison of the original shoe and the 2016 retro. I’ve been told by ex-Reebok staff that the OG may have had ‘World Best’ stitched in an arc around the heel counter; which is not seen on the OG’s in the article, and differ to the 2016 retro where the 2 words are stacked. Check out the article here > K’Lekt

Please note that K’Lekt appear to have a form of clickbait: Clicking on the images -an obvious instinct given the articles’ subject- jumps to affiliate links (of the World Best at least), but I find it a little sneaky:/ -BokOne

Within the article was also a short promo Video from Reebok for the retro:

Beauty & Youth X NPC II

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Back at the start of the year, Reebok Classic pronounced 2016 the ‘Year of Court’ with a set of re-releases of iconic shoes such as the Club C, NPC, NPC UK and Phase 1 Pro. Since then, they’ve also been working hard releasing Court classics with collaborators such as Highs and Lows, Garbstore, Hall of Fame, Social Status, Beams, Burn Rubber, mita, Packer and Extra Butter to name… well most of them.

These super-clean NPC II’s are set to be available 1st July from Japans’ Beauty & Youth. -BokOne

 

mita X Phase 1 Pro ‘Woodgrain’

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Surprising treatment to the ’84 Tennis classic ‘Phase 1 Pro’, with Japans’ mita decking (ha) out much of the upper with a woodgrain effect, apparently in a nod to the days of Wooden Tennis Racquets. The toe box and heel tab have been left clean with a simple tan suede, while other details include a gum sole, chain-link insole print, dual branded tongue and white lacing.

Hit the jump for more photos of this fascinating shoe, release date and yet more poorly-chosen wooden wordplay. Read the rest of this entry

Retrobok Wallpapers #2 — GL6000 OG

Wallpaper #2 — GL 6000 OG

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Second in a series of Retrobok-prepared Wallpapers, this time featuring a true legend; the 1985 GL6000. Please note that this is the 2015 retro, necessary due to sourcing high-quality photography. —BokOne 

Desktop (Landscape)
4k (4096 x 2160) — UHD1 (3480 x 2160) — QHD Ultrawide (3440 x 1440) — QSXGA (2560 x 1600) — WUXGA (1920 x 1200) — Full HD (1920 x 1080) — HD 720 (1280 x 720)

Mobile (Portrait)
For iPhone/Android users I’ve included wallpapers without the Retrobok logo to allow full use of app icons.
iPhone 6 Plus/Android (1080 x 1920 portrait) —  iPhone 6 Plus/Android (1080 x 1920 portrait, no logo) — iPhone 6 (740 x 1334 portrait) — iPhone 6 (740 x 1334 portrait, no logo) — iPhone 5 (640 x 1136) — iPhone 5 (640 x 1136, no logo)

Packer X Ventilator Supreme – 4 Seasons ‘Spring’

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Packer wrap up their ‘4 Seasons‘ collaboration series with Reebok with these; a delicious makeup of the Ventilator Supreme, which follow on from their Furylite Chukka ‘Winter’, LX8500 ‘Autumn’ and Ventilator ‘Summer’. Hit the jump for more photos, release date and store links.  Read the rest of this entry