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Pro Workout Mid-Cut OG — detailed photos

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Now this is a genuine bad boys shoe. And I would know, because I went to school with a bad boy who wore these. Somehow the look of this shoe just exudes trouble; the kind of kid who had a cocky swagger, a cheeky look in his eye, and  quite possibly your lunch money.

Exact year is TBC but we’re around 1987 and 1988, and Reebok shoe styling is starting to move from the simpler, naive look of the early-to-mid 80’s, to a more aggressive designed look — and the Workout Pro is a great example of this slightly uneasy shift.

It did strange things like sport a huge wrap-over lace strap, pack a curious flat-deck feature on the ankle collar (trust me, it doesn’t do anything for comfort on the Low version of this shoe), and drop the Reebok side-window to an impossibly low position. Everything about it sits uneasily. Perhaps that’s why it has a certain less-than-positive reputation —  and I think we all love it for that reason 😉

This superb OG pair (still with its original card insert) is currently available from eBay seller jerico_st.adrian — more images and direct link after the jump. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

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80’s Reeboks

Shoes are shown in their original colourway(s) where possible. With thanks to DefyNewYork and David Foster. ++Please note that Retrobok is working on a new Gallery format for this page, so content on this page is not currently being updated++

1980

Victory G
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1981

Victory XL  (1981-82)

Shadow I (1981-83) $17.99 RRP
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Shadow III (Womens) – (1981-83) £16.99 RRP
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Cougar ’81

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1982

Freestyle (Womens)

VTS (3 colourways)

DHS (Throwing Shoe – TBC)

Wild Country

Britannia (Kids)

VTS Kids (2 colourways)

Orchid – Womens

Carolina – Womens
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Aztec II (aka AZ II)
Aztec 2 1983

Invincible
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Hurricane (2 colourways)
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Spitfire (3 colourways)
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1983

Ex-O-Fit

Freestyle Hi (Womens)

Princess (Womens)

Reebok Classic

Reebok Classic Leather

NPC II (Newport Classic) – Year TBC

Aztec II

London Runner

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1984

Ex-O-Fit Hi

Victory GTI – featured ‘Foster Cradle’, Gore-tex™ technology, and speed lock lacing system.

LC 1500

LC 3000 (Womens)

CL 1500
LC1500 (5)

Sydney Maree (handmade by David Foster source)
The Sydney Maree was a special make up of the Mens LC

Sydney Maree Spike

Phase I Tennis Shoe [ Leather / Leather and Nylon ]

Paris Runner

Paris Racer (name and year TBC)
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1985

Workout

Workout Mid-Cut
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1986

 LC ‘Mk II’ 1600

Phase I

Phase I (Womens)

ACT 600 Tennis Shoe

BB4600

BB5600

BB6600

BB7600 ‘Alien Stomper’ (aka Aliens Fighter Shoe)

Phase II

Phase II Womens

GL 6000 –  1986

GL 6000 (Womens)

LX 8500

Rapide

Royale

PB 800 Spikes

GL1600 (Date TBC)

GL1600 Womens (Date TBC)

Workout Plus

B4000 (Womens) (DATE TBC)
Image c/o DefyNewYork

CL1000 (Year TBC)

CL1400 (Year TBC)

DL1400 aka Reebok Response (Year TBC)
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1987

DL 5000 – Year TBC

DL 5600 (Mens and Womens) – Year TBC

DL 6000 – Year TBC

GL6100

PB (Designed by Reebok USA)

PB Gold (Year TBC)

World Best

Fell Runner – 1987 (TBC)

Wild Runner Two – Advert

Victoria Womens Tennis
Image c/o DefyNewYork

Axis Tennis
Image c/o DefyNewYork

Avenger (Year TBC)
Image c/o DefyNewYork

Club C (Year TBC) – reissues shown

ProWorkout™
Image c/o DefyNewYork

RAD (‘Reebok Advanced Design’) – 1987
Skateboard/BMX

CL Aztec (Year TBC)

S600
Image c/o DefyNewYork

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1988

World Trainer (the first Reebok with E.R.S.™)
Featured ERS technology in both the heel and forefoot.

E.R.S. Trainer

World Road
Featured ERS technology in the heel only.

World Road (Womens)
Featured ERS technology in the heel only.

Club Fitness

Energizer

Mid-cut Court

Rugged Walker (Mens)

Rugged Walker (Womens)

CXT
Image c/o DefyNewYork

 CXT Mid (ERS)

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1989

The Pump®
Without a doubt Reeboks’ most important shoe, securing critical and sales success – as well as being legendary in both Popular and Sneaker culture.

AXT
Image c/o DefyNewYork

AXT Plus (year TBC)

SXT Cross Trainer (ERS)
Image c/o DefyNewYork

Commitment Mid