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DEAL x Instapump Fury “Tai Chi”

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The Instapump Fury has never shyed away from bold colourways; but with more recent applications of block colours (the 2013 SNS ‘Popsicle’ springs to mind) and asymmetry, a new turf war on ‘most memorable Fury makeup’ seems to be on the cards.

These Yin-Yang inspired Furys by China-based DEAL will certainly be right up there, aided by what looks like a China-only release on 6th May (check out DEAL retailers and Shanghai-based WZK). Rather keen on these. Hit the jump for more images! -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

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Hypebeast — Why Is the Reebok Instapump Fury So Popular in Asia?

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This great question is asked over on Hypebeast, providing a few interesting insights.

However, I’m a little disappointed with the article including vapid Reebok PR answers (example — “Combining the Pump technology with its unique look, the Instapump Fury is not only a pair of sports shoes, but also works for street-style outfits“)… you don’t say!

Yes, I AM being picky 😉 Hit the jump over to Hypebeast now. —BokOne

Zozo X Reebok Classics Instapump Fury

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Apparently available in mid-December, this collab with Japanese Zozo features ‘salvaged’ denim, red accents and gold stitching all resulting in a particularly appealing makeup for this legendary retrobok. Very tidy indeed! Thanks to my good friend Dumi for the heads up 😉 More images after the jump. Zozo (JP).  —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

ERS Marathon Racer (1990 approx) — Vintage Sample (eBay)

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BokTwo spotted these on eBay: From a seller with reliable credentials for selling genuine samples, these themselves don’t show any proof of that, with the seller also claiming they were bought from – and worn by – the designer himself: the one and only Steven ‘Instapump Fury’ Smith. Read on!  Read the rest of this entry

Instapump Fury “Michael Chang”

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Now here’s an interesting twist to the Instapump Fury releases — a pair directly referencing a different Pump model, as you should know the 1990 Court Victory Pump, then endorsed by Michael Chang. I’ll be honest and say that these aren’t particularly to my tastes – being almost all-white with a minimum of colour pops – but it’s pretty fun to see it being done nonetheless. Apparently dropping in global Reebok stores shortly. Hit the jump for more images, info/pics via Sneakernews. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

A Bathing Ape x mita sneakers — Insta Pump Fury OG

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Pump Fury OG: check.
Dual Japanese collab: check.
Camo upper: check.
Limited edition: check. 

Released the day after my birthday (hell yeah, that’s a blatant hint Reebok Classics!) I think we all know how fast these puppies will fly off the shelves. Apparently available from Reebok Certified Network stores globally on Saturday August 9th (that’s the day after my birthday, Reebok Classics!) they’re also available from relevant Japanese boutique stores such as Bapexclusive Aoyama, DSM Ginza (Toky0), and mita sneakers.

Info and images correlated from Hypebeast and Sneakernews.

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Milk fed X Reebok Classics — Instapump Fury

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In its 20th anniversary year, the Instapump Fury collaborations keep getting crazier and crazier — and there’s nothing wrong with that! From Japans’ Milk fed and using White and hot Pink as its primary colours, the upper runs a speckled candy (‘hundreds and thousands‘ almost) pattern and features an embroidered heel counter too.

Looks like a late-July release, and possibly Japan only. Head to Milk fed to keep track of this one. More pics after the jump. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

Solebox X Reebok Instapump Fury Spot

Hugely amusing video short revealing Solebox’s recent collaboration with Reebok Classics for the 20th anniversary of the Instapump Fury. I think this situation may feel true for many creatives still with their feet on the street.

The shoe itself features a digital camo print inspired by German ‘flecktarn’ camouflage (if you remember there was a Pump Fury a few years ago with a pixel treatment – I have them), as well as a black inflatable cage and the German flag on the tongue.

These will be available from Solebox and Reebok Certified Network retailers on 5th July. Thanks to Alexander Schuh for the heads up. —BokOne

END x Reebok Insta Pump Fury ‘Claret’

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Unusual but very nicely executed collab with – what I believe to be – UK’s END store. This store has been relentlessly stocking the majority of Reebok Classics‘ best footwear output for the last few years and are featured on the Retrobok Stores pages. Click on for more images and availability/release dates…. Read the rest of this entry

Pump Fury — Behind the scenes

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Woody from Sneaker Freaker was recently invited to the Chinese factory manufacturing the 2014 Pump Fury retro, and provided a cut-down online report of his visit. The full report will be featured in issue 30 of Sneaker Freaker magazine, will definitely be looking forward to that. View the online report and images now! —BokOne

Pump Fury OG retro — Release date & further details announced

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2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Instapump Fury, and Reebok Classics have announced the OG colourway release on Friday 31st January.

As most of you are also aware, Reebok are planning a huge raft of makeup collabs for the Fury — 27 collabs have been stated meaning a significant focus for Reebok Classics in 2014 is very much on this legendary, out-of-this-world shoe. As far as release dates for the 27 collabs are concerned, Reebok Classics tell me these will ‘roll out weekly’ through Spring and Summer, ensuring the focus is on the OG’s first and foremost.

To my less-trained eye, Reebok have done a great job on the accuracy of these retro OG’s ; the unique toe wraps are accurate to the ’94 originals, and of course the triple hexalite window on the heal too. If you have thoughts about the accuracy/quality of these, Retrobok would like to hear from you.

I’m not seeing any pre-order activity on these in any stores yet, but will post up as soon as I do.

Many many more pics after the jump! —BokOne

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