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X-Girl Japan X Pump Fury

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Japans’ X-Girl has collaborated with Reebok Classic on a few occasions now, and there’s no doubt that they are achieving some very eye-catching results. This starry-treatment is no exception, and the Pink colour blocking on the rear midsole feels particularly unique on a shoe that is no stranger to dozens – if not hundreds – of wild makeups over the years.

The other great part to celebrate is the collab focus onto a Womens’ shoe; and while there have been quite a few recent Womens makeups of the Fury (Jungle Book, Jungle Grrl, Celebrate etc..) there are arguably not enough of those, and definitely warranted a post here on Retrobok. Watch out, these could become highly collectible…

Hit the jump for some more photos, store links and release date. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

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Sneaker Politics x Instapump Fury – ‘Seersucker Thursday’

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It’s rare for Sneakers and Politics to mix, and quite literal to their store name, Sneaker Politics is dropping these curious Pump Fury OG’s in a few days time.

Inspired by ‘Seersucker Thursday’ – an annual event where Southern-state US senators attend (Northern-state based) Congress wearing Seersucker suits and apparel in order to bring a little ‘Southern flavor’ to Washington, these Furys offer a refreshing twist just in time for a US Summer.

I wasn’t aware of Seersucker, so here’s some enlightenment via Wikipedia:

Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This … causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation.

…The material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South (US), who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer, prior to the arrival of air conditioning.

Hit the jump for more photos, store link and release date. -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Furylight — OG Instapump colourway

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Reebok haven’t messed around with the Furylight. Barely a few months since the shoe — a modern lightweight inspired by the 1994 Instapump Fury — first broke cover, and here we have the Furylight in it’s Fathers’ own clothing. I’d be curious to know if this splits opinion but it’s available now, and unapologetically so. Click on for pics and store links. —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

FuryLight breaks cover

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I’ll admit, these don’t quite fit on Retrobok, but as they’re unbelievably new and pack a speckled midsole (a personal favourite detail of mine) these get a quick post.

Really loving the look of these things, the modern mesh toebox/frontal section in particular really brings the Furys’ lightweight ethos bang up-to-date. You’ll also notice the lack of Pump mechanism, replaced by a lightweight-looking lace system.

Google results reveal nothing at the time of this post – these apparently eminated from a French stores’ Instagram account. Images and info via PumpMyLife. Looking forward to seeing these in the flesh. Click on for more pics!  —BokOne  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

Beams X Reebok Classics — Instapump Fury

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Japanese clothes retailer BEAMS has collaborated with Reebok Classics for the 20th anniversary of the (Insta) Pump Fury — and no doubt some of the sneaker community will be passing these by, for not being as wacky and colourful as some of the recent collabs.

BUT…

You know what? These are sweet. To me the Pump Fury has always been a futuristic, hi-tech shoe and while the asymetrical grey treatment maybe the boldest thing here, it really fits the shoe. Perhaps the original designer, Retrobok visitor and friend Steven Smith will heartily disagree (after all he pushed hard to get the ultra-colourful OG colourway through Reeboks’ marketing department back in ’94), but I’m just putting my own personal opinion out there 😉 

These are supposedly available right now from Livestock, no sign online just yet so perhaps in-store only for the moment. Livestock (Canada). —BokOne

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

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

History of the Instapump Fury with Steven Smith

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Superb interview with Pump Fury designer (and Retrobok-visitor) Steven Smith, as he discusses the history of the shoes’ design, it’s colourway choice, inspiration, launch and impact. Great read. Thanks to Zack at Sole Collector for the heads up! —BokOne

The Oral History of the Reebok Instapump Fury with Designer Steven Smith (Sole Collector)

Insta Pump Fury — now customisable!

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Reebok are now offering the Pump Fury as a customisable option across a number of their global sites, most likely in celebration of the 20th anniversary of this unique shoe. Even if you don’t hit that BUY button at the end there should be some exciting results 😀 —BokOne

Reebok Design Your Own (UK) — Reebok Design Your Own (USA) — Reebok Design Your Own (Germany) — Reebok Design Your Own (France) — Reebok Design Your Own (Japan)

Pump Fury OG Sketch #2

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Wow. Many thanks again to Steven Smith for sending Retrobok his original sketches & photos — Happy 20th Anniversary Pump Fury! —BokOne

OG Pump Fury!

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Well… today’s the day for the long-awaited retro of the Citron/Red/Black Pump Fury colourway. Steven Smith, the designer of the original shoe was kind enough to send Retrobok a couple of pretty damn special photos ; one of his original sketches for this incredible design, and another of him wearing one of the first manufactured pairs. Hit the jump for that! —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Atmos X Jouetie X Reebok Classics — Pump Fury Womens

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Pump Fury colourways are coming thick and fast towards the tail end of 2013, and considering that 2014 will be their 20th Anniversary (wow, time flies…) there’s no doubt there will be many many more on their way. This pair of Womens’ Furys run a matte black upper with purple, fluro-yellow and Leopard skin details. These are due on 20th November from Atmos Japan. More pics after the jump! —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry

SnS X Reebok — Insta Pump Fury ‘Popsicle’

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Quite possibly one of the wildest sneaker makeups this year — whichever brand you look at — and certainly one of the boldest on the 1994 Pump Fury I’ve yet seen. This crazy collab between Swedens’ SNS and Reebok Classics are now available from a number of stores, and will no doubt disappear very, very quickly indeed. Crooked Tongues (UK) —BokOne