Back at the start of the year, Reebok Classic pronounced 2016 the ‘Year of Court’ with a set of re-releases of iconic shoes such as the Club C, NPC, NPC UK and Phase 1 Pro. Since then, they’ve also been working hard releasing Court classics with collaborators such as Highs and Lows, Garbstore, Hall of Fame, Social Status, Beams, Burn Rubber, mita, Packer and Extra Butter to name… well most of them.
These super-clean NPC II’s are set to be available 1st July from Japans’ Beauty & Youth. -BokOne
So with the recent release of the Aape X Reebok Pump Furys, SNS drop their monthly collaboration on September 30th at their own store. Mixing a Goretex upper with brown lacing and camo patterning and it seems like camo is the treatment of the moment — whether these NPC II’s will get the interest of the Aapes I’m not sure, but perhaps they’ll inherit a little of that excitement and do SNS proud. Short promo video below too! Sneakersnstuff (Sweden) —BokOne
One of my favourite sneaker stores — the Aberdeen-based Hanon — have recently released another collaboration with Reebok following previous collabs such as the VCMP Alien Stomper, Pump Omni Zone and Pump 20th Anniversary. This time it’s the turn of the Newport Classic – or NPC II – which to me is a surprising but bold choice by Hanon. Featuring premium pigskin, glove leather collars and gold debossed logos, the execution of the collab seems faultless and Hanon must be applauded for the results.
These are available now in Ink Purple, and Sand colourways and include 2 pairs of contrasting laces, and a cotton dustbag. I’m looking forward to seeing the next Reebok collaboration from Hanon. ~BokOne
Hanon Press Release