Here’s another colourway of the tweaked CL Trail shoe I posted up a few days ago. These photos show more clearly show the suede upper, layered with carbon-fibre-esque black overlays at the heel counter and toe wrap. Another minor detail difference from the 2012 editions are the tubular laces provided, instead of flat. Unique colourway it must be said! Not sure I’ve ever seen this combination on any other sneaker. Click on for more pics and jump to the UK stockists of this fine Winter-proof sneaker. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
At first I thought this was a bit of a surprise, but as it’s heading straight into Winter in the UK, it makes perfect sense. The 2012 CL Trail shoe – if you haven’t picked up a pair – is a superb all-weather shoe, with a sealed upper, fleece inner lining and an outsole inspired by the 80’s Fell Runner (well-spaced treads to avoid debris pickup).
With this 2013 pair, some of these treatments appear to have changed with the Eyestay/Crosscheck wrapover and sidestripes in what appears to be a suede material, and the inner lining losing the fleece. Also, the large-print Reebok on the rear midsole section has been dropped ; a shame in my opinion as it gave the CL Trail a particularly unique appearance. Whilst I’m not personally loving this colourway, you may and I’d definitely recommend you pick up a pair of CL Trails for your collection one way or another; a bit of a quiet modern classic if you ask me. More pics after the jump. These available now from Offspring UK. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
I’m liking the colourway title for these almost as much as the colourway itself 😀 I’ve got a pair of the first wave CL Trails in Black/Orange/Grey and they’ve become a regularly worn favourite, especially in the cold of a UK Winter as they have a fleece inner lining and a chunky sole inspired by the ’87 Fell Runner. Now available at Reebok UK [Note – Titolo currently stock a similiar pair but with a black toe wrap instead of the all-over Blue, and Sivasdelcalzo stock a pair with black toe wrap/heel counter and yellow midsole] ~BokOne
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
Checking out the Reebok USA store I found these awesome sister shoes to the recent CL Trails’. Mixing the silhouette of the ’85 Workout Plus Mid with the practicalities of a Trail shoe such as the ’87 Fell Runner but using the latest materials and manufacturing techniques, these are a brutal colourway and look hugely practical. In this case, the Fell Runners’ sole design isn’t used like in the CL Trail – instead the sole used on the Night Sky Mid – with the pattern of the Reebok Classics‘ but with a tougher style . Sadly they don’t seem to be available on the UK store which is a huge shame – perhaps Reebok could consider stocking these for the UK winter? 🙂 More pics of this great looking hybrid after the jump. ~BokOne
Well, it’s obviously Titolo day here on Retrobok — the Swiss store seems to have landed a job-lot of upcoming Reebok shoes. Here’s a 2013 colourway of the superb CL Trail shoe which is available for pre-order. An interesting detail is the ’30th Anniversary’ starcrest detail on the tongue (not seen on the 2012 CL Trail colourways for obvious reasons) – the original Classic release year has been hard to nail down, with 1985 as received common wisdom – I’m starting to believe ’83 is the correct year after all. Titolo ~BokOne
Managed to pick up a pair of the CL Trail in Osaka, Japan a few days back (at the ever-present ABC-Marts here) and have only positive comments for these shoes. Firstly, they’re an interesting bridge for Retrobok as they use some of the latest lightweight tech as seen on the Zigs and Ultralite shoes – but have a strong retro styling unique only to Reebok.
All of the uppers appear to use the Ultralite tech – all lightweight rubber/plastics (though the overall weight of the shoe is not noticeably lighter than, say, a typical pair of Classics). However there’s some really nice details, particularly the embossed Reebok logo on the heel tab, as well as the side of the upper (now less prevalent to allow the midsoles’ bold Rebook logo to stand out to it’s fullest). Also the forefoot midsole cutouts add a more aggressive edge, while the reverse treatment on the sole (and the soles’ generally chunky, cross-country themed grips) work nicely.
But it’s actually the inner that does the job best of all – this makes the CL Trail one of the most wearable Reebok shoes currently, and is ideal for UK Winter and cooler climates being highly comfortable and instantly wearable.
There are a growing number of colourways also, the bright blue/yellow are the most surprising with the navy blue/white having the most retro flavour – I picked up a pair of the grey/orange/blacks and I’m very happy I did.
I’ll endeavour to keep updated Retrobok with where you can purchase this modern classic, if you find your own local stockist then jump in – and feedback to me here at Retrobok.
UPDATE – Now spotted at Sarenza in the UK.