Last year, Reebok Classics quietly released a handful of colourways of the ERS 2000, an early-90’s model which has a traceable lineage back to the first ERS model in 1988, the ERS Trainer. For 2014, there’s a few more colourways heading to stores, running a generally Blue/Silver theme and looking quite space-age with it. Read on for more pics. —BokOne
I’m not sure if that’s the fully accurate colourway name, featuring 5 colour titles but this is quite a surprise from Reebok Classics, re-releasing another retro of the 1990 ERS 2000. This shoe was originally known – in Europe at least – as the Questor ERS (and featured a different outsole) but for a reason still unknown to me, Reebok renamed a large number of these early 90’s shoes. I’m guessing due to trademark issues.
More fascinating insights into 90’s Reebok history within the Retrobok Media section, courtesy of David Gumbley at No Sugar. Some fascinating name changes can be deduced from these catalogues. The (currently titled) Sole Trainer was once the Concorde (technically the Concorde HXL), and the recently re-released ERS 2000 was once the Exhilarator ERS (correct product spelling). I’ve also discovered the ERS 5000 used to be called the Extasy, but that’s another story…. click on for more —BokOne
Two bold, bold new colourways for the 90’s ERS 2000 just surfaced at UK’s Urban Industry. The Red/Navy pair have a similiar ribbed treatment to the toebox and upper like one of the recent GL 6000 re-issued colourways. Word on the street is that the 6000‘s haven’t been selling so well which is a huge shame – so let’s hope these 2000‘s get noticed and turn a few heads. Click either colourway to link directly over to Urban Industry. —BokOne
Just appeared at UK’s Size? are these bad boys, in a very sombre Black/Grey/White colourway. Any colourless sneaker is a bold decision, and these are a little towards the edge of my own tastes — I do wish Reebok had reversed out the ERS tubes in a contrasting colour to make them pop a little more, but they’ve got a plastic model kit quality to them in all-grey. Currently £80 at Size? alongside the OG colourway. ~BokOne
Nice little magazine entry over at Crooked Tongues, lauding the recent re-issue of the ERS 2000. A fun little read, though they missed an important photo: that of the ERS sole tubes themselves – definitely a key selling point to these fun retros 😉 You can see more pics on their store page, however. Available now at Crooked Tongues (thanks Dixy for the spot!) ~BokOne
I’m not sure why I was a little surprised to see these back in stores over the last few months. Perhaps it was their premium pricepoints but possibly also because some of the previous issue ERS’s have been languishing at sales prices for a little while. Whatever the situation, they’re both pretty bold retro Boks’ and great to see them out there. | White/Royal Blue @ Urban Industry (UK) and Corner Street (France) | Blue/Grey @ Corner Street | ~BokOne