It needs saying, and it needs saying loud: 2015 has been another great year for Reebok retros. With the Ventilators‘ 25th Anniversary came the OG’s then dozens of stunning collabs. A smorgasbord of LX 8500 makeups and collabs appeared – some blurring the line between the shoe and its’ fabric/mesh brethren the GL 6000. Read on…. Read the rest of this entry
I’m not sure if that’s the fully accurate colourway name, featuring 5 colour titles but this is quite a surprise from Reebok Classics, re-releasing another retro of the 1990 ERS 2000. This shoe was originally known – in Europe at least – as the Questor ERS (and featured a different outsole) but for a reason still unknown to me, Reebok renamed a large number of these early 90’s shoes. I’m guessing due to trademark issues.
Short and sweet this one, focussing on some rarer ERS models such as the Defiance ERS, Instructor ERS and ERS Tech Walker. Huge thanks again to TheReebokKid for these scans. 1990 — ERS Physics & Gravity —BokOne
Here’s a retro ‘Bok I’ve never seen before — the 1990 ERS Marathon Racer. This looks like a serious running shoe featuring a very futuristic upper, stitched Reebok logos throughout and a HUGE ventilator window on the side of the upper.
It also packs one of the most interesting midsoles I’ve seen – 4 ERS tube indents, ERS logo, a stability notch near the small toe and what appears to be Energy Return System text across the heel back. Just a shame we can’t see the outsole, ‘though I suspect in a lightweight racing shoe such as this there would be no ERS tubes visible.
Image via the superb DefyNewYork — well worth a visit.
This shoe added to the Retrobok 90’s Shoe Archives page. —BokOne
This very smart new colourway for the 2012 ERS 1500 has recently appeared, pushing the number of ‘1500 colourways well into the double digits (I feel a ‘Field Guide’ coming on…). Regular visitors will be well aware of my opinions of the 1500 – a great looking shoe with a slightly budget construction – but you wouldn’t be a retro ‘Bok head if you didn’t own a pair… Sarenza (UK) —BokOne
Another new ‘1500 colourway spotted at Switzerlands’ awesome Titolo – Reebok are seriously pumping these out! If you think they’re familiar, well… kinda – they’re similiar to one of the earlier colourways shown below. Available now alongside another 6 colourways at Titolo. —BokOne
Huge thanks to Alexander Schuh for sending me this 1990 Reebok Germany catalogue, which I’ve scanned and added to the Media section. This is a superb piece of archival material featuring ERS, Pumps (including schematic illustrations for different shoe applications), Hexalite, XT series Cross-Trainers, many Womens colourways, and no-frills Tennis shoes too. Plenty more work here for BokOne to update the 1990’s Retrobok Shoe Archives too… Thanks again to Alex 😀 1990 Reebok Germany Catalogue —BokOne
Two bold, bold new colourways for the 90’s ERS 2000 just surfaced at UK’s Urban Industry. The Red/Navy pair have a similiar ribbed treatment to the toebox and upper like one of the recent GL 6000 re-issued colourways. Word on the street is that the 6000‘s haven’t been selling so well which is a huge shame – so let’s hope these 2000‘s get noticed and turn a few heads. Click either colourway to link directly over to Urban Industry. —BokOne
The 2012 ERS 1500 is now available for just £39.99 at Reebok UK in 2 of my favourite colourways (the other 3 colourways remain at full price). Whilst reactions have been mixed (see the Retrobok Unboxing + Review here), there’s no doubting this is a great looking shoe. If I were a little critical of Reebok, I’d suggest that for their build quality this should have been their original price point. (Click either image to jump directly over). —BokOne
Spotted these curious ERS’s on eBay USA, which I’d not seen before. Probably one of the only ERS’s I’ve seen with 3 moulded tubes rather than the usual 4 (recent ERS 1500’s notwishstanding) on the sole, and speed lace loops. These look seriously bad-ass – even the name is something of a curio! More pics after the jump. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Just appeared at UK’s Size? are these bad boys, in a very sombre Black/Grey/White colourway. Any colourless sneaker is a bold decision, and these are a little towards the edge of my own tastes — I do wish Reebok had reversed out the ERS tubes in a contrasting colour to make them pop a little more, but they’ve got a plastic model kit quality to them in all-grey. Currently £80 at Size? alongside the OG colourway. ~BokOne
I haven’t seen a pair of World Roads this clearly since I owned a pair in 1988 – such a stunning stunning shoe, and I hadn’t appreciated the similiarity of the low-profile sole design with the ’87 World Best. Luckily these photos – from a closed eBay UK listing – show us plenty of detail of this long forgotten classic. REEBOK PLEASE CONSIDER RETRO’ING THIS!! ~BokOne
Nice little magazine entry over at Crooked Tongues, lauding the recent re-issue of the ERS 2000. A fun little read, though they missed an important photo: that of the ERS sole tubes themselves – definitely a key selling point to these fun retros 😉 You can see more pics on their store page, however. Available now at Crooked Tongues (thanks Dixy for the spot!) ~BokOne
Received my ERS 1500‘s in Black/Pink/Aubergine today from Reebok UK (well, they came from Germany to be accurate) and have taken a few photos & macros for you to check out. There’s also a review of this new and interesting addition to the ERS range. Read on for the full article.