Monthly Archives: April 2016

Alien Stomper — Interview with designer, Tuan Le

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Highsnobiety have published a brief but fascinating interview with once-Reebok-designer Tuan Le, on the development of the Alien Stomper shoe for the Aliens movie. You think the large velcro strap was added simply to look futuristic? Think again…

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Head over to Highsnobiety for the interview! —BokOne

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Collectors wanted for Collectors Features.

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The door is still open for any Reebok-heads with a collection, including some of you who have already contacted Retrobok in the past. Message me using the Contact page here on the site, or via Facebook or Twitter. Don’t forget to check out the 7 superb features so far! —BokOne

Retrobok — Collectors Feature #1 — Alexander Schuh (Germany)
Retrobok — Collectors Feature #2 — Russell ‘Bobby Necro’ Hall (UK)

Retrobok — Collectors Feature #3 — Etienne Malaquin (PumpMyLife, France)
Retrobok — Collectors Feature #4 — Jake Montana (TeamReebok1895, USA)
Retrobok — Collectors Feature #5 — Piotr ‘Natty’ Kaczmarek
Retrobok — Collectors Feature #6 — Tristin Kennedy (Canada)
Retrobok — Collectors Feature #7 — Brad Spriggs (USA)

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Alien Stomper release day: Photos from Japan

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Pump My Life posted some photos of an awesome display at Reebok Classic in Harajuku, Tokyo today. Thanks to Pump My Life for permission to share these 😀 Hit the jump for 2 more. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Alien Stomper – More release info

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I’m seeing mixed info about tomorrows release of the Alien Stompers, with some reports (Sneaker Freaker) suggesting there will be just 100 of the irradescent box packaging -shown above- released, but I’m unclear whether that will just be for the Mids (as shown) or the High-Tops.

But I am hearing reports that Reebok Classics in Harajuku Tokyo will have limited availability, which is a positive after seeing the shoes only pre-listed on European Reebok sites, and US boutiques.

Additionally I’m noticing that some stores may have been requested not to divulge quantities of their Stomper’ stock, although the plus side to this is there maybe a wider global spread of the stock than originally thought. But I believe the High-Top is still running at just 426 pairs globally, with the Mid at 1,986.

Apologies I can’t offer further clarity at this stage. —BokOne

Reebok (Japan) (and now additionally spotted at Germanys’ Solebox)

Retrobok Wallpapers #1 — Alien Stompers

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About time I prepared some Mobile and Desktop Wallpapers for you ‘bok fans to download and use as you see fit. First round of wallpapers are -of course- the 2 x Alien Stomper models releasing in 2 days time, including  shoe data, retro scanlines and the Retrobok logo.

If these prove popular, I’ll definitely prepare some more on a regular basis. Hit the jump for the wallpapers! —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Official Reebok Alien Stomper Announcement

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As a continued build-up to the release of these long-sought-after Reeboks, and to clarify one of my recent posts about release quantities – check out the official announcement via Reebok PR. If you’re really needing those high-tops, you’re going to have to move fast. Hit the ground jump, soldier. -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Cam’ron X Ventilator Supreme ‘Purple Haze’, more photos

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With a well-paced buildup to this shoes’ release on April 20th, Cam’rons ‘Purple Haze’ makeup of the Ventilator Supreme has been only seen in very small, and tantalising, glimpses. So here’s a heap of photos of this pretty out-there shoe, including the complete insole prints featuring the man himself. These might split opinion sharply, but I’m pretty keen on them. Hit the jump for more photos. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Cam’ron x Ventilator Supreme ‘Purple Haze’

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It sometimes feels that the Ventilator Supreme is a bit of an overlooked shoe, so it’s always great to see it getting some extra focus. For those with keen eyes, you already spotted Kendrick Lamar rocking a pair in the stunning Alright video.

Now Reebok Classics have another signing with Harlem-born Cam’ron delivering a very tidy makeup of the insane mid-90’s runner, named after his 2004 Purple Haze album.

With release date set at 20th April, keep ’em peeled! —BokOne

Glossary updated

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The rather-too-well-hidden* Retrobok Glossary has had a bit of an update – so if you were wondering what your FVSSNE or UJ TXT‘s might be, hit the jump! —BokOne
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*Hint: it’s in the Features menu dropdown

A History of Reebok Question Colorways

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With Allen Iverson turning 40 last week, Sole Collector published an article featuring a staggering 120+ images of the many colourways since the Questions‘ 1996 release.

“Now 19 years old, the Question is more popular than ever. It seems to drop in a new colorway every other week, including collaborations with some of the world’s leading boutiques and artists.”

Jump over to Sole Collector to get your head around the number of releases! -BokOne

Alien Stomper ‘Hi’ has appeared on some Reebok sites

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The super hightop, BB 5600-based ‘Alien Stomper’ has now appeared on some of Reeboks’ European store sites, with the release date still set for ‘Alien Day’: April 26th 2016 – a recently announced Twentieth Century Fox 30th anniversary global celebration of the Alien franchise.

An interesting detail to note is that there is no clear mention of limited quantities/limited edition of the shoe, and I’m also not seeing any appearance of this – or the Mid ‘Bishop’ edition – on Asian or American Reebok stores as yet, but I’ll be actively keeping my eyes on that handheld radar. —BokOne     Reebok (UK)Reebok (Germany)Reebok (France)

Garbstore X Reebok World Best, Ventilator II

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Londons’ boutique ‘Garbstore’ has had an incredible run of high-quality collabs with Reebok Classics and continuing with their ‘Outside In’ design application we have first ever images of World Best collabs, as well as the Ventilator II – a shoe already graced by the Garbstore team. Click on for more shoe makeups and store links. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Furylite — Spring Pack

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I’m a big fan of the Furylite —a ‘new retro’ inspired by the 1994 Pump Fury— and judging by the sheer amount of makeups released by Reebok Classics it’s fair to presume it has been a considerable sales success. Read on for more images and light wordplay.  Read the rest of this entry

Alien Stomper ‘Super High’ Ellen Ripley — coming soon

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As predicted by Retrobok following the recent news about the ‘Bishop’ edition Alien Stomper; lo and behold and finally… finallyReebok Classics are to release the first ever mainstream edition of the ‘Alien Stomper’ film prop worn by Sigourney Weaver in the mindblowing 1986 Aliens movie. Read on for more images, comms chatter and release date.  Read the rest of this entry