I won’t divulge full details, but I had an interesting email recently from a designer at Reebok who stated the recent CL Trails‘ soles were inspired by the Fell Runner – a shoe I’ve just added into the 80’s Wall Of Fame. I’m unsure of the Fell Runners’ exact release date (and hope somebody can confirm this) but their similiarity to the World Bests upper design suggests they appeared around 1987.
I’ve stolen the above Black/Yellow/Grey Fell Runner pictures from my friend DIXY (hope you don’t mind mate) and Googling as ever reveals pictures from odd places – here’s another in a Blue/Red/Cream colourway –
1987 World Best for comparison (originals shown)
Spotted over at Fat Kids are a selection of Reeboks’ 2013 releases. For Retrobok I’m loving the CL Leather Trail variants ;
The 2013 Dash Runners ;
But MOST exciting by a long long shot are these ERS 1500’s ;
These are a pretty exciting set of shoes, the ERS tubes remind me of the Adidas Handball (though in their case, they had 5 removable plugs).
Great stuff Reebok – can’t wait to pick these up from stores!