Monthly Archives: December 2015

Article: Adidas’ Secret Weapon for the U.S. Footwear Market Is Actually Reebok

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Fascinating article over on Hypebeast about Reeboks acquisition by Adidas, and its various ups and downs since. Some big statements in here which I certainly don’t wish to cast doubt on, but offer food for thought – and some tightly crossed fingers for the future of Reebok Classics output.

Reebok is a company with a very rich heritage in sports like basketball, football, baseball and tennis. They have a back catalog of classic sneakers second to only Nike …

Also pleased to note that the article was written by Scott at DeFY New York – a goldmine of a sneaker site which contains many retrobok-related treasures. Anyway, hit the link and read on. Interesting stuff.

Hypebeast — Adidas’ Secret Weapon for the U.S. Footwear Market Is Actually Reebok

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WoodWood x Ventilator Supreme AFF

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Now these are on point. Swedens’ WoodWood has added its own touches to one of Reebok Classics most aggressive silhouettes; the Ventilator Supreme. That midsole inner is still a killer feature, but it’s actually the black outsole treatment that neatly accentuates that rearward bulge on the outer – and the circular mesh detailing on the upper paired with the hiking style laces seals the deal.

One of my favourite makeups this year – and it’s been a bloody great year. Jump for more images & store URL. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

LX 8500 ‘Exotics’ (Womens)

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Curious treatment to the venerable LX 8500, this. Always pleased to see womens makeups of Retroboks, so it’ll be interesting to see how popular this Rose/Clay/Stone/Chalk colourway proves itself to be. The lizard/snakeskin texture and nubuck upper helps explain the exotics name. Hit the jump for a couple more images and the store link. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Ventilator Supreme — ‘Canopy Green’

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Reebok Classics have used the canopy name recently on a makeup of the ‘Canopy Camo’ Furylite, but this time with the Ventilator Supreme a more matted treatment is applied: I really like these, and I famously hate green sneakers normally… Hit the jump for more cuffed ankle shots and store link 😉 —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry