Great to see strong design and message (and art direction too) with the forthcoming Epitome ‘Evolution of the Woman’ (EOTW) collaboration.
It’s not too often the legendary Pump Fury gets some female focus in the West; the EOTW Fury is certainly a premium shoe with white patent leather upper and translucent and metallic details throughout.
Launching at an NYC pop-up shop on 12th October, then on 14th at Epitomes’ store in Atlanta Georgia, and online. Price is set to be around US$205.
Be sure to check out the promo video, and more photography after the jump. Great work. —BokOne
Pretty damn wild makeup on these retros of the 1994 Instapump Fury Road, featuring not 1, not 2, but 5 different camo patterns. Great to see Reebok themselves stepping up their designs to match the more creative collabs of the last few years. Hit the jump for more images, and store links. -BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Very smart (or sneaky) move from CONCEPTS releasing this second colourway of the Insta Pump Fury, in Platinum ; an almost direct emulation of the legendary 1997 Chanel x Pump Fury. Hit the jump for more… Read the rest of this entry
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…
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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.
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This great question is asked over on Hypebeast, providing a few interesting insights.
However, I’m a little disappointed with the article including vapid Reebok PR answers (example — “Combining the Pump technology with its unique look, the Instapump Fury is not only a pair of sports shoes, but also works for street-style outfits“)… you don’t say!
Yes, I AM being picky 😉 Hit the jump over to Hypebeast now. —BokOne
London-based Garbstore have been providing some fascinating collaborations with Reebok Classics, and this curio is no exception. Read on for more bluster and eyecandy. Read the rest of this entry
Following up from my previous post, attempting to identify a Graphlite Pump shoe I’d not seen before, which was sought after by our friend László in Hungary, I got a great email from Reebok Classics themselves who appear to have their own archivist – amazing news! Not only might this help us Retrobok fans identify OG shoe lines, but also underlines Reeboks’ desire to track their product history, something I believe fell by the wayside during various stages of the companys’ history. Read on for more, and more catalogue scans. Read the rest of this entry
Retrobok recently received an email from László in Hungary, who’s been trying to discover the accurate name for the Pump Graphlites he bought back in 1994. Studying the catalogue scan he sent me (above), as well as the Retrobok Archives, and it remains a bit of a mystery… The catalogue itself clearly states ‘Pump Graphlite’ – perhaps this was a revised version of the shoe, with its’ outer midsole removed fully revealing the graphlite Arc Bridge in all its glory? Any suggestions to the identity of this shoe gratefully received. —BokOne
In Australia, Catch of the Day is a bit of a favourite (we don’t have Amazon here, for a start) and today they’ve got a pretty decent selection of Pumps on sale. Prices aren’t as keen as they could be, but still – a pair of Twilight Zones or Shaqnosis for AU$100, or Shaq Attaqs for AU$120 isn’t too bad, and they’re helped by a capped P&P. Catch of the Day (Australia) —BokOne
Alongside the Respect Pack version of the Fury, Reebok Classics have (fairly quietly) released this tidy colourway, in amongst the ongoing smorgasbord of collab makeups for this 20 year old shoe (and still 20 years ahead of its time). More pics after the jump. Reebok UK —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Great to see the OG Court Victory Pump getting a retro, this time with some additional colourway friends in for the ride. The OG colourway is pretty much legendary, running a Wimbledon-esque green with tennis-ball yellow and as the photos below will prove, there’s no harm in tinkering with the classics 😉 No info on release dates just yet – Retrobok will keep its eye on the, er, ball. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
I’m going to say this straight up: ‘Respect’ is not a positive word for any multinational company to be using, regardless of its theoretically naive and positive intentions. ‘Respect’ within US, Black or Hip Hop cultures has the much darker meaning of ‘Fear’, and I’m not entirely comfortable with Reebok Classics using this. My chagrin aside, this is a collection of Reeboks’ most prestigious and infamous footwear all dressed up in a unified colourway – something it does well, certainly helped by group shots.
Featuring the Twilight Zone, Omni Lite, Insta Pump Fury, Victory Pump, and AXT these should be available shortly from Reebok.com and more global stores. Click on for more images of this pack. Reebok: Tread carefully with your street language. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
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.
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
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.