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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Todays’ Retroboks — GL 6000 (Dark Green/Moon White/White)

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I rarely take selfies, but as Reebok Classics were kind enough to send me these super-crisp 6000‘s in Green/White, how could I not? 🙂 —BokOne

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When is an LX 8500 *not* an LX 8500?

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…is a very very good question. If I was to presume (and I may have to pick David Fosters’ brain on this) that the 1985 LX 8500 was essentially a luxury nubuck leather/pigskin makeup of the GL 6000, then what is a Fabric/Mesh makeup of an LX 8500? Read on for 4 more surprising colourways and meandering waffle 😉  Read the rest of this entry

Classic WP — ‘Workboot’ (Wheat/Brown)

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Really really liking the workboot ‘all wheat’ treatment to these Classics; clean and simple with a matching gum sole and helped with details such as the boot laces and eyelets, as well as debossed Reebok logos on the upper. Less is more, as they say. Hit the jump for a few more pics and store links. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

ERS Marathon Racer (1990 approx) — Vintage Sample (eBay)

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BokTwo spotted these on eBay: From a seller with reliable credentials for selling genuine samples, these themselves don’t show any proof of that, with the seller also claiming they were bought from – and worn by – the designer himself: the one and only Steven ‘Instapump Fury’ Smith. Read on!  Read the rest of this entry

LX 8500 advert — Our Past is the Future of Running (1986)

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I’m surprised myself that I’d not found this sooner, but it’s fantastic to see an original 1986 advert for the LX 8500 (the year can be feintly seen in the bottom right corner). The advert naturally covers the 4 main ‘technologies’ of the LX ; the Reebound™ midsole, patented embossed pigskin upper, Goodyear® Indy 500® outsole and of course the 3M Scotchlite™ reflective trim on the heel wrap. That’s enough ®’s and ™’s for one sentence…

The ad also mentions the shoes’ availability from Cal Sports which I think it would be safe to presume that this was a US print advert.

Added to Retroboks’ 80’s Media section – plenty more in there to investigate! —BokOne

Retrobok weekly review

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Notice anything unusual about this pair of ‘Cranberry/Berry’ 6000‘s? No? Read on…  Read the rest of this entry

Highs and Lows X Reebok Classics – LX 8500 – Coming Soon

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The Highs and Lows makeup of the GL 6000 (the first boutique collab on that shoe back in 2010 iirc – and to celebrate HAL’s 5th Anniversary) was a tough act to follow, and highly prized by collectors. Notably for it’s bold use of Blacks, Reds and Greys, so it was hopefully inevitable they’d follow up with a similarly inspired collab again in the future.

And here it is: the slightly forgotten LX 8500 retro (the OG was a legend in its’ own lifetime, certainly not in need of any violin playing from me), this time packing a gold/grey blocked out frontal section, and again – and no complaints here – the primary red flexwave and heelstrike midsole details with black contrasting upper.

Can’t see any precise release dates just yet, but will keep ’em peeled. Images via TeamReebok1895 BokOne

Garbstore X Ventilator Supreme — 2 colourways available NOW

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2 new lush makeups of the recently retro’d Ventilator Supreme are available to buy now from Switzerlands alwaysonthefrikkincuttingedge Titolo. Sporting the Outside In twist, you’ve got a choice of a no-nonsense Grey/White/Cream with more Grey, or the whackybonkers Purple/Cream/White/Grey/Pink/Brown/Blue/Red shown above. You know the answer. The answer is BOTH 😉 Titolo -BokOne