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After much deliberation, I’ve decided
that Retrobok will go into hiatus
as of immediate effect.
With Retrobok visitors dwindling (particularly
since the birth of my daughter and my own
lack of spare time), Reebok Classics releases
appearing to slow, and a raft of disappointing
and underwhelming collabs, I’ll be
focusing my time elsewhere.
The site itself won’t disappear any time
soon, and with the painstakingly built
Retrobok Shoe Archive 2.0 first pass
recently completed it seemed a good time
to step away.
It’s been a great 7 and a bit years or so:
Retrobok has been hailed as ‘One of the 15
best independent Sneaker blogs on the Net’,
and I’ve been fortunate to connect with some
truly amazing people, staff past and present
at Reebok/Reebok Classics, and the likes of
David & Joe Foster, Michael Capper, Steven
Smith, Stephen ‘BokTwo’ Dixon and more.
Best wishes for now, and keep that love of
Chris — ‘BokOne’
With many more Floatride models recently on the market, I was getting concerned that Reebok had given up on the Floatride 6000 — an ultra-modern shoe inspired by the legendary ’85 GL 6000. But lo and behold here’s a brand new promo video from Reebok Korea.
Still keen to get hold of a pair of these; meanwhile you can check out legendary (ex-Nike) designer Tiffany Beers sharing positive feels on another Floatride model here.
The Revenge Plus —in essence a Club C but with sidestripes— carries on the huge success of the Club C retros from the last couple of years, this time with a couple of subtle makeups in Classic White/Sand Stone and Skull Grey/White (yeah I’m struggling to work out which is which!). Either way, one of the most comfortable shoes in my own collection and well worth a look.
After weeks of solid work, Retrobok is proud to present the updated RETROBOK SHOE ARCHIVE.
Hit the jump to read more! Much more….
Great article and stunning artwork via London Store Wavey Garms on the cultural path that Reebok Classics (ie; the ‘Franchise 5‘) have taken in the UK since their respective births in the early 80’s.
“I definitely think the Classic has got a working class association, an association with the man in the in street… it’s a leveller… not every man is going to be wearing a Stan Smith”
Couldn’t have put it better myself! —BokOne
Londons’ Palace Skateboards have been collabing with Reebok Classics for a few years now, providing some great results as well as hilarious video promos.
This time around, they’ve fused legendary 80’s boks Club C and Workout resulting in what looks like a pretty tidy skate shoe, using the piping areas for those colour pops (yeah huh I said it) across 3 colourways.
Hit the jump for more photos, store link and another Palace promo vid. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
A long-overdue major update to the Retrobok Shoe Archives is currently underway deep underground at Retrobok© HQ — thousands of images are being reviewed, rotated, enhanced, cropped and organised.
If you have any Reebok catalogues, scans of catalogues, good quality photographs or eBay links with good quality photographs of retro Reebok footwear* please get in touch immediately via the Facebook page.
It would be incredible to make this one of the webs’ most accurate and extensive Sneaker archives. Let’s do Reebok proud!
*Retrobok typically focuses on shoes from Reeboks’ birth in 1958, to the year 2000 with retros of those shoes after that date. JW Fosters’ shoes are also to be included.
Packing all its’ revolutionary tech into an icy outsole, the DMX Run 10 retros continue with this OG colourway in white/grey/blue with a touch of zesty yellow on the embroidered Reebok sidestripe cross-check’s. Hit the jump for more images and store link! —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
February 2011 seems a long long time ago already. Thanks to every Retrobok visitor, contributor (especially ‘Dixy’ aka BokTwo), and Reebok staff past and present who have been incredible with their support and information. —BokOne
Having lived in Australia for a few years, I’d not heard of P.E. Nation until this collab surfaced via Sneaker Bar Detroit – makes sense as P.E. were only established back in 2016, but have apparently risen fast.
Due to drop in two days time on Feb 1st, these unisex Classic Nylons run in 2 colourways — and can be seen modelled heavily on P.E. Nations own website. Always great to see an Oz brand working with Reebok.
Hit the jump for more photos and store link. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Great to see some better shots of this utterly unique-looking shoe; not many sneakers I can recall packing denim and a fleshy outsole! These also come in a bespoke box and with a bar towel (see below). Remaining pairs are available online from midday GMT today. —BokOne
Scotlands’ Hanon are set to release a pretty fun (and perfectly timed being the start of the new year) makeup of the Workout Lo Plus. They’ve also made an epic short promo video spoofing the memorable Reebok UK TV Ad from way way back in 2000. If you’ve not seen that – or wish to compare/revisit it’s included below too 😉
Release date is set at January 27th. —BokOne
Unleash your inner
lion leopard and hear it roar snarl with Melody Ehsani’s latest Reebok collaboration.
These Freestyle Lo’s feature a dazzling nearly-all-over leopard print, matching laces and just a hint of the gum outsole visible. The shoe also features some other hidden details such as her familiar signature statement written into the inner heel: “The power of the people is greater than the people in power“.
Hit the jump for more leopard print mayhem and store link! —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Wallpaper #3 — Instapump Fury OG
Well, it’s 2018 and about time to add another legendary Retrobok to the Wallpapers section! So, lo and behold: the Instapump Fury OG. Please note the 2014 retro is used, necessary due to sourcing high-resolution photography. Enjoy! —BokOne
Decorative and beautiful results on these Fury OG’s, featuring a mesh toe box, richly patterned upper and speckled midsole section.
From what I can see, these appear to only be available at Japans’ Atmos and Mita stores currently, but I believe Reebok Japan may stock them shortly.
Hit the jump for more photos and store links. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry