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Classic Leather Leather Classic!

Teaser image via @ReebokClassics on Twitter, showing the CL with a full-grain leather treatment. I think I need to dedicate a new section on Retrobok to the 2013 Classic Leather 30th Anniversary makeups to keep track 😉 —BokOne

2013 — City Classics collection

Involving 12 international Graffiti Artists, and curated by Stash (behind the NORT and Recon brands) Reebok have announced further CL’s will be released later this year, marking the 30th Anniversary celebrations. These could provide interesting results — possibly being bolder than the Fisz x Reebok makeup just released. Teaser video above. —BokOne

CL 30th Anniversary — Frank The Butcher, Packer

Continuing the 30th Anniversary celebrations for the Reebok Classic, are another 2 store collabs – this time with Frank The Butcher (FTB) doing a Lux makeup and Packer doing a Vintage makeup. Both do more with the basic packages than has been seen previously, particularly the coloured midsole and toewrap on the FTB shoe. Some nice touches elsewhere too – Packer play around with the Reebok wordmark lettering on the tongue, and inner. Both available at Solebox (Germany), with the FTB’s available soon at SNS (Sweden) (some better pictures of the FTB details there). — BokOne

Womens Classic Leather – Pastel Pack

Following on directly from the Freestyle Hi Pastel Pack I posted earlier today, is this CL (Classic Leather) Pastel Pack, currently available at Swedish Shelta store for €89 each. These are almost the popular 3 Milkshake colours; Strawberry, Banana, Vanilla 🙂 Shelta. —BokOne

Classic Leather: Dissected

HypeBeast has recently dissected the CL, now in it’s 30th year (which is the reason why Retrobok is posting many CL articles in case you were wondering), revealing some curious part names such as the Vamp Lining and Lateral Quarter Underlay. Jump over to see the full detail @ HypeBeast — BokOne

Classic Leather 30th Anniversary – Vintage Suede Pack

There’s now an abundance of CL makeups appearing, celebrating it’s impressive 30th birthday. I remember back in the day, the pure-White only Classic lived up to it’s name perfectly – it was quite a standout shoe at the time in amongst the more serious runners. However, as regular visitors are probably well aware I’m not the biggest fan of the Classic due to its’ tarnished image in the UK since ’83 but these 30th Anniversary treatments are mostly looking the part. No release dates for this nearly Red White and Blue (or is that ‘Tricolore’?) trio announced yet, but no doubt it will be soon. Via LeSiteDeLaSneaker ~BokOne

SALE! – Urban Industry (UK)

A few of my favourite Reeboks are now getting very cheap at UK’s UrbanIndustry – I just wish the Exofit Hi’s were available in my size 😦 Direct Links below. ~BokOne

Exofit Hi Clean (White/Gum) – £41.99
CL Trail (Grey/Black) – £35.99
Cl Leather Lux Shoes – Athletic Navy/paper White – £41.99
BB4600 Hi (Pewter/Black) – £26



Reebok CL Leather Retro (Seude)

2 more colourways of this I’ve just spotted – with the ‘SINCE 1983’ debossed on the heel counter, and the 30th Anniversary detail on the tongue label – they’re a little bit muted for me personally, but perhaps to your taste? Currently £54.99 at Urban Industry | Athletic Navy & Khaki Paper White | ~BokOne

CL Leather HSL + Video


It’s not often a single shoe gets it’s own promo video – but the CL Leather HLS achieved just that. Originally, I felt these were another of the myriad of forgettable Classic makeups which I’m disinclined to post but the materials and great retro colourway mean these make the grade. The video also evokes part of Retrobok ; running shoes that transitioned to street fashion. The Video is below the guy who … well … looks a bit like me. ~BokOne | €80 at Shoelosophy (Italy) and Sivasdescalzo (Spain)