Here’s something that should put a smile on a few ‘bokheads faces. I’m super happy to see Reebok Classics fully retro the World Best ; a shoe that moved thinking away from the familiar sidestripes formula and whose outsole was reused on the recent ‘new retro’ GL 1500. Hit the jump for more images, prattle and links. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve just added a Retro Field Guide to the 1987 ‘World Best‘ runner to the Field Guides section. A few things to note about this shoe include – quite obviously – the lack of side stripes, the single-sided application of the Reebok logo on the upper and the fact that they were most likely designed by Reebok USA, who had designed the 1986 PB. Personally, it’s one of my favourite retros’ ; great quality, totally accurate, and wholly befitting a Retrobok section of their own. Remember to check out the unboxing & macro photos of my own pair of World Best too. —BokOne
Another first for Retrobok — following yesterdays’ interview with the legendary David Foster — I thought it would be fun to do an ‘unboxing’ (something fashionable and admittedly more logical on Tech websites).
My latest purchase was a pair of the 2011 retro of the 1987 ‘World Best’, and whilst not a particularly special colourway they are strikingly similiar to my first Reeboks – the 1985 Rapide – which was also in grey/black/red. Unboxing maybe a bit of an overstatement for ‘a pair of shoes in a box’, but it provides an excuse to take some macro pictures and enjoy the design details that the naked eye somehow doesn’t take in.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Reebok Workout Plus, Reebok commisioned 15 international sneaker stores to create unique versions of the legendary shoe. These include the likes of Atmos, Beatnic, Mita, Patta, SNS, Foot Patrol and Solebox. Each store is reputedly stocking all 15 of the anniversary models and were released on February 15th 2012.
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