Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ventilator — Heritage Pack

“Reebok continues to spin fresh iterations of the Ventilator with the “Heritage” pack this fall.  Inspired by old industrial spaces, the bright pops of color make this shoe anything but ordinary.”

Possibly the most interesting of the 3 x Ventilator packs currently available, the inspiration is a little more leftfield but give the Ventilator a very crisp appearance. —BokOne

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Ventilator — Night Vision Pack

Second of 3 Ventilator packs currently available from global stores selling Reebok Classics.

“Very limited pairs of the Ventilator “Night Vision” pack are available now at Shoe City, Urban Outfitters, Sneaker Politics, and Reebok.com for $85.

Ventilator — Tonal Ballistic Pack

“Born during the golden era of Reebok design and technology innovation, the Ventilator was a game-changing runner when it was first introduced in 1990.  The first Reebok lightweight runner with a focus on breathability, the Ventilator was a bold, expressive silhouette that was years ahead of its time.  Today the Reebok Ventilator remains an extremely versatile, one-of-a-kind lifestyle sneaker, with the chameleon-like ability to take both clean and bold executions.”

Garbstore X Reebok — Pump Dual Running, Inferno

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With some striking photography, and a familiar makeup that has become synonymous with London-based Garbstore, the Pump Running Dual Mid, and Inferno get the Outside In get 2 treatments this time around. The Running Dual Mid in particular ‘just works’, with the rounded panelling at the midpoint of the shoe providing both a forwards movement, and a focal point for the Pump itself. The Inferno, with its brightly speckled midsole is either complicated or wonderful, depending on your point of view, but is certainly striking (pun fully intended). Hit the jump to see more pics and store link. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Retrobok X Complex feature — The Reebok Runners That Defined 90’s Sneaker Culture

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Complex contacted me a few weeks ago to compare notes on a forthcoming feature about 90’s Reebok runners, and it’s just been published. Hopefully they’ll correct the slight ERS Racer / ERS 5000 mixup at the top of the page (they may have already done so by the time you read this) but it’s an awesome article, with a very kind nod to Retrobok too. Head on over to Complex now. —BokOne

Complex — The Reebok Runners That Defined 90’s Sneaker Culture

Pickup, Review & Detailed pics — GL 6000 Mid (Royal/Blue/Club Blue)

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First off: apologies for a lack of posts on Retrobok recently. Fortunately, a new package from Reebok Classics has bumped me into re-allocating some time to the site, with these sweet kicks – the brand-new GL 6000 Mid.

I think you can probably already tell that this is an awesome looking shoe. I’ve seen some of the other crazier colourways (such as the Thatch/Flight Blue/Stadium Red makeup) and those are are on my hitlist already.

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GL 6000 — Cranberry/Blue/White/Grey

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Another fresh pair of 6000’s released, featuring one of my favourite colours for this shoe: Burgundy. Sure, it’s not featured heavily but the overall effect is decent enough. I’ve heard grumblings on a few forums that this colourway copies heavily from an Asics Gel-Lyte makeup, although I’ve not seen anything in my Google results that quite justifies this claim! Feel free to post a comment on Facebook if you know the pair. I’ve not seen these on either the official Reebok UK or US stores, but these are available now from some boutiques, with Sneaker Politics (US) the first I can see. Info and some images via Hypebeast. More pics after the jump! —BokOne
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Size? x Reebok Classics — Workout Plus Exclusive

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Very tidy collab with UK’s ever-popular Size? store, mixing a gum outsole with a Burgundy waxed upper. Apparently limited to just 500 pairs, if they’re not already gone I’m sure they’ll go soon… (yep, sizes are now limited) Size? UK —BokOne