Quick look — Atmos X Reebok CL Mid R12
Reebok Classics were extremely kind in sending me a pair of the recent Atmos collab with Reebok, running with the rarely-seen mid silhouette for the 30th Anniversary of the Classic Leather. In the case of this pair, the Leather in the title is slightly misleading as the upper is a matte synthetic material, with a glow-in-the-dark mesh underlay (and, I believe – tongue).
The reflective hiking-style laces are extra long and need to be laced to the top of the shoe or you’ll be stuffing the trailing laces back into the shoe to compensate. The synthetic upper proves slightly inflexible when putting these on and with the laceholes simply being punched (eyelets would have helped), this doesn’t allow the laces to be tightened/loosened too easily.
Fit-wise, I’d really like Reebok Classics to check their lasts ; although these are my usual size, they run very narrow for my feet, and this matches the issue with the CL Vintage OG retros from 2011. Other 30th Anniversary collab CL’s (eg: Hanon, Stash) are fine so this is something I’d like Reebok Classics to look into. For any of you buying these ; consider going up a size.
Style-wise though, I’m loving this Atmos collab — military, urban and techno are words that come to mind and make me think of clubbing in Tokyo in the 90’s for some reason. Wearing these out in the rain proved these are really practical for more adverse weather conditions — ideal for those of you in the UK as you head into a wet Winter, although these are not fleece-lined like the superb CL Trail so for cold-weather I’m unsure.
On that last point, perhaps as a limited edition shoe these shouldn’t be used in adverse conditions at all — if you’re collecting Classic Leather collabs this year, this is a unique shoe and no doubt will be highly sought after once the shops have run dry.
Posted on November 12, 2013, in Newsfeed, Originals, Re-issues, Reviews and tagged Atmos X Reebok, cl 30th annivers, Reebok Classics, reebok x atmos, Retrobok. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.