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Sole Trainer – New colourways (UK)

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Some pretty handsome new colourways for the 90’s lightweight runner, the Sole trainer available now in the UK. Previously know as the Mantra HXL (for its Hexalite) and Classic Sole, it’s looks may be love-em’-or-hate-em’ but I’ll tell you this — the Sole is a super super lightweight shoe, and given the features packed inside it’s still a mystery how Reebok did it.

If you’ve not picked up a pair, now’s the time. Reebok UK —BokOne

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Sole Trainer new colourways

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The early 90’s Sole Trainer (aka Mantra HXL or Concorde depending which country you lived in during the 90’s) has another set of very lively colourways to earn it more interest – which it certainly deserves (check out the Retrobok quick review here).

The China Red/Seagull makeup we’ve seen recently in some of the boutique stores, but the ‘acid’ Green and ‘energy’ Blue pair are very new and work superbly with the mesh on the upper. I’d actually say the Green pair genuinely look like a 2014 era running shoe, with only the 90’s midsole giving away the retro truth 🙂

Available now from Reebok UK. —BokOne

Quick Review — Sole Trainer

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Reebok Classics were kind enough to send me a pair of this retro’d 1990 shoe, and I’ll be honest — even as proprietor of Retrobok it was a shoe I might have passed by, based on online photos.   Read the rest of this entry

Sole Trainer — China Red/Seagull/White

What no other Sneaker sites will tell you is that the rather uninspiringly-titled Sole Trainer has had a multitude of more interesting names over the years — names such as (my favourite) Mantra HXL and the Concorde. Reebok have released this bold China Red/Seagull/White colourway for the under-appreciated Sole Trainer, available now from Sneaker Politics (USA). Standby for a quick review of this shoe right after this post… —BokOne

Sole Trainer OG

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As part of Reebok Classics “Tech 90’s” campaign, and following directly on from a similar release pattern as the Ventilator and Inferno, comes the Sole Trainer OG. Originally released (at least in Europe) in 1990 as the Mantra HXL, this was a bold new step into a new decade with brand new Hexalite tech, aggressive styling and stitched-not-windowed Reebok branding on the upper. Read on for more info and colourways…  Read the rest of this entry