The GL 26260, affectionately known here at Retrobok as the ‘budget GL 6000′ has appeared in at least 4 new, more single tone colourways. The initial samples were somewhat off the wall, with Reebok Classics mixing up some pretty strange colours combos which others wouldn’t. Read on for more waffle, photos and links… Read the rest of this entry
Reebok Classics sent me a couple of pairs of the recently-released GL 2620 — another ‘new retro shoe’ following on from the ERS 1500 and GL 1500, all of which are budget/mid-range shoes, and all of which take cues from OG classic Reeboks in different ways.
With the release of the 2620 (a number I’m still not understanding the significance of – why not GL 3000 perhaps?…), there were a few things I wanted to understand. Firstly, how much of a lovechild of the Phase I/Phase II and the GL 6000 are they? Secondly, why do some of the shoes not have the name stitched on the heel counter? And thirdly, how is the quality? Read on… Read the rest of this entry
The curiousity of the new GL 2620 retro shoe continues, with this pair of colourways now available in the US. Retrobok discovered samples of these colours for sale a week or so ago from a Vietnamese seller so it’s a surprise to see them for sale officially. At first examination it appeared that these 2 colourways had lost the ‘crazed’ midsole effect as seen previously — but I have a feeling that the website designers have simply brightened up the images rendering the light grey crazing pattern invisible.
Personally I find the ‘China Red/Green Smash’ pair a bit much, but the ‘Shark/Bright Cadmium’ (Silver/Red) pair I’m liking more. You can head on over to Zappos to pick them up (they also sell the Black/Tin Grey colourway, which we’ve previously seen officially available) or click on for more images – all of which can be clicked for a detailed look.
I’m expecting my pairs of 2620‘s later this week for a further inspection. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry