Monthly Archives: September 2016
Not sure where to start with this one – so much amazing stuff relevant to Reeboks’ history and Reebok Classics’ history to cover: The birth/split of Reebok from J.W. Fosters; the name change from Mercury Sports; the various locations of offices and workshops in and around Bolton; the early logo and branding changes relating to Adidas; origin of the Starcrest (something that I’m proud that Retrobok accurately reverse-enginereed); some original key UK staff; the explosion of sales in the US with Paul Firemans’ involvement; and much much more. It’s a very atmospheric documentary too – I believe produced by (parent company) Adidas in 2011/2012.
Thanks to Brian for sharing this in the contact section. —BokOne
The 1993 Graphlite Pro is an insane shoe. Period. Packing Hexalite, a half-cut carbon fiber arch bridge, semi-structural crosschecks, a hyper-light zigzagging laceloop rail, and a ridiculous amount of design details (every one of them impeccably executed on my pair), it’s actually their lightweight that astounds most. Hit the jump for macro photos. Read the rest of this entry
Cleaner than a Nuns’ conscience, these Distinct Life x NPC UK‘s run in an ultra-clean white leather makeup with a wealth of debossed detailing, an olive/gum midsole, and ‘the talented tenth’ nomenclature in a number of places on the shoe.
Curiously, I’m seeing little in online information about release of these – so keep your eyes peeled. Hit the jump for more amateur photography. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
The BBC series Inside the Factory recently broadcast an episode about the manufacturing processes of running shoes, which goes behind the scenes at the UK’s New Balance factory in Flimby. Within the show, David Foster talks about the history of JW Foster & Sons, and the birth and success of Reebok. Hit the jump for viewing options. Read the rest of this entry