Footpatrol x Reebok Classics — Classic Leather Mid ‘On the Rocks’
As we head towards the end of 2013, Reebok Classics are offering the CL Mid as ‘the’ collab shoe. It makes sense as Europe heads into Winter, and Londons’ Footpatrol showcases these sturdy looking mids, for release today — 21st November. I’m rather noticing the Retrobok-similiar Brown/Purple colourway too…. coincidence?
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With nostalgia running through our veins, we would like to introduce our 90’s inspired Reebok Classic Leather Mid ‘On the Rocks’.
Casting back to the day when the intended purpose of a shoe was irrelevant – a time when colourways played an integral role in choosing your footwear – with silhouettes created to satisfy the eye as well as the foot. The Reebok Classic Leather Mid R12 embodies this story. Formed from the monumental silhouette that is the Reebok Classic, this model quickly became a staple shoe for the British youth in the 90s, creating an almost cult-like following amongst an entire generation. The Reebok Classic Mid made its’ first appearance in the mid 90s as an updated version of its namesake’s original low version. Mid and high cut trainers were popular at the time and the Classic Mid seemed to fit comfortably in this territory.
When the Classic Leather Mid silhouette became an option to collaborate on, we didn’t need to see any other models, as this was one we’d been wanting to work on for quite some time! Working on this silhouette proved quite a challenge due to the simplicity of the shoe and we wanted to add our own stamp without ‘overdoing’ it.
We were given a rough idea of when the shoe would release, which began to shape the theme for the project. We liked the idea of playing with contrast colours seen throughout a lot of ‘old school’ hiking footwear and this is where we decided to roll with the Brown Malt/Purple combined nubuck & mesh upper. For high visibility 3M material flecks were added to the five set of cord laces included. The D-Ring loops make for quick and easy lacing and also matches the black midsole. The gravel coloured sole unit features a translucent purple strip running through the centre of the outsole. The Reebok brand logo is embroidered in purple on the medial side, whilst the dual-branded mash up logo features on the tongue label. The FP bar logo sits underneath the mountain peaks on both heels, whilst the Thinsulate insulation lining will keep you warm in the coming winter months.
We will be celebrating our upcoming release this Thursday 21st November. Join us for a few drinks, sponsored by Coors Light, whilst taking a first hand look at our 90s inspired Reebok Classic Leather Mid…
The Footpatrol x Reebok Classic Leather Mid “On The Rocks” is available Saturday 23rd November. Sizes range from UK5.5 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced at £115.
Available in-store today — Footpatrol (London).