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DMX Run 10 @ 20

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The 1997 DMX Run 10 was the first shoe to use Reeboks’ own moving air technology; channeling air between the forefoot and the heel as the wearer ran. While Reebok had previously used licensed Energaire technology (which also channeled air between internal reservoirs) as early as 1991, DMX (short for Dynamax, and a development of the earlier Dynamic Cushioning System) was considerably more developed tech.

While I’ll openly admit I’ve never been a fan of the shoes’ appearance; these 2 latest makeups of the shoe in premium suede are muted and particularly smart.

Available August 17th from Caliroots (Sweden) – I’m not seeing any other stockists as yet (although you can pick up other colourways currently). -BokOne

DMX 10 (Chalk/White/Ice)

DMX 10 (Black/White/Ice)

 

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Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle Pack’ – interview with Chris Hill

Highsnobiety chatted with Reebok Senior Designer Chris Hill about the process behind the designs for this unique, and highly limited pack.

50 pre-sale packs will be available tomorrow (17/7) at Reebok FitHub in New York City, with 7 limited T-Shirt designs available, and Alien ‘Pins’ with purchases.

Global release is on 18/7 – the 31st anniversary of the 1986 Aliens movie – from Reebok.com and Reebok Certified Network stores, priced at US$325.

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Pump Fury & Furylite ‘Triple Scoop’

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Super-fun summer makeup of the legendary Pump Fury and its incredibly successful (and quite brilliant) modern update the Furylite. Featuring a drip/dipped treatment of mint green, strawberry pink and chocolate brown, with a waffle cone heel effect these are heaps of fun.

I’ve kept my love for the incredibly wearable Furylite a little bit quiet here on Retrobok; if you don’t own a pair I can’t recommend them highly enough – even if an Ice Cream makeup isn’t quite your thing 😉

Can’t see these Triple Scoops on sale as yet but I believe they’re slated for sale through Reebok stores themselves.  Hit the jump for more photos. -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Club C 85 ELM “Element Pack”

reebok-club-c-85-elm-pack-1-696x464Firstly, apologies for lack of activity on Retrobok – I’ve recently relocated to Tokyo so will attempt to increase activity over the coming few months, possibly with a little more Asian markt insight.

There have been quite a few Club C 85 makeups released over the last few months; testament to the shoes’ timelessness, clean lines and the supple comfort of a Terrycloth lining. I have a few pairs and they’re regular go-to’s for urban/daily wear.

The ‘Element Pack’ (aka ELM) includes 3 subtle tonal pastel makeups with the 3 colourways being titled ‘Seaside Grey’, ‘Porcelain Pink’ and ‘Fresh Blue’ and are currently available from stores such as Overkill (Germany), Titolo (Switzerland), and End (UK / Australia and – yes, US friends, the USA!). -BokOne

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Incoming — Alien Stomper “Final Battle” Pack, July 18

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I must be honest: if somebody had told me Reebok were releasing another set of Alien Stompers for Alien Day; but with completely new makeups that were not accurate to the original movie props, I’d have groaned quite loudly. But these… these are just a lot of fun.

Clearly a ridiculous amount of effort has gone into the details here; one pair represents Ripley in her bright yellow Caterpillar P-5000 Work Loader (notice the subtle P5000 debossed on the strap), and the other representing ‘the Alien’ – more officially known as Xenomorph XX121.

So many details I’ll leave you to discover for yourself (although one I want to share is Weyland-Yutani corporation earning itself a new HQ location; that of Canton – the current Reebok global HQ).

Available July 18th (Alien Day) slated at $325, which I believe includes 2 pairs of shoes in the presentation box (but I will need to confirm).

Hit the jump for more photos, and curious teaser video.  —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

DEAL x Instapump Fury “Tai Chi”

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The Instapump Fury has never shyed away from bold colourways; but with more recent applications of block colours (the 2013 SNS ‘Popsicle’ springs to mind) and asymmetry, a new turf war on ‘most memorable Fury makeup’ seems to be on the cards.

These Yin-Yang inspired Furys by China-based DEAL will certainly be right up there, aided by what looks like a China-only release on 6th May (check out DEAL retailers and Shanghai-based WZK). Rather keen on these. Hit the jump for more images! -BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Reebok Spitfire advert, USA 1980/1981

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Superb spot from Gary who notified Retrobok about this super-rare advert seen on eBay Canada.

Curious how contemporary the Spitfire appears in this circa 1980/1981 advert, as well as a few oddities within the content; I’m not sure how well-known and iconic the (British World War 2 era) Spitfire was to Americans (imagine an ‘American Running Shoe’ sold in the UK as a Corsair for example).

I’d also never heard of the ‘mummy’* lacing system before – and studying the advert carefully I’m not convinced it offers anything much as a sales feature!

Anyhow, great find. Thanks again to Gary for this spot; contributions are always appreciated! Image has been added to the 80’s Media Page. -BokOne

Buy the real advert at eBay Canada.

David Foster was kind enough to explain the mummy lacing system to Retrobok:

*the Mummy lacing system, refers to the BLUCHER style lacing system, which pulled the facing from further around the instep of the foot, wrapping the foot in the shoe upper, hence Mummy! it gave the shoe an unusual look and all our running shoes returned to an oxford style laced facing after this, with either Nylon speed lacing, AZTEC, Victory, etc,. or Gillie variable lacing from AZII onward. —David Foster

Allen Iverson ‘A.I.’ book release and memorabilia @Bodega, January 13th~

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On Friday, January 13th from 7pm-10pm A.I. by Gary Land, along with three limited release t-shirts will be available exclusively in-store at Series by Bodega, 184 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA. Series will remain open through Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-6pm) with a selection of memorabilia from Allen Iverson’s Hall Of Fame career on display for the duration of the event.

Hit the jump for the remainder of the press release and sweet promo photos, and drop by Bodega in Boston MA if you can! Thanks to Bodega for getting in touch with this 🙂 —BokOne Read the rest of this entry

Instapump Fury Road ‘multi-camo’

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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

CONCEPTS x CHANEL… sorry, I mean CONCEPTS x Insta Pump Fury ;)

concepts-x-reebok-instapump-fury-2Very 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

More soon!

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Apologies for occasional updates here on Retrobok as family life has taken over recently; Hoping to return to normal shortly.

If you’re a keen Reebok collector and wish to feature in a Collectors Feature, please message Retrobok on Facebook. Thanks and happy holidays! -BokOne

The $1300 Alien Stomper

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From their ‘Homage’ collection, borrowing the silhouettes and detailing from some of the sneaker world’s best loved designs, the Hender Scheme Manual Industrial Products 06 is a hand-made, stripped back version of a movie icon. Constructed with natural leather uppers that will patina and age unlike any other, this distinctive design features a double velcro closure and sits on top of a leather and rubber sole.

Wow. These are quite something, I suppose if Ripley was hitting a high-end Nightclub after a heavy day of bug-stomping, she may well consider a pair of these 😉 —BokOne

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How Adidas’ New CEO Plans to Overhaul Reebok

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A far more serious article to post here on Retrobok, but one that all of us could take stock of: Reebok USA will be restructured with a move from their existing Canton headquarters in 2017, and with a workforce reduction of 150, as well as closure of Factory Outlets and FitHub stores.

We can only hope that the Classic team and all those involved are unaffacted, and the continued superb output of retros’ and new footwear stays on par. -BokOne

Read the full article over at FootwearNews here

Distinct Views x Bolton; Video & 4th shoe.

A perfect video with Rick Williams explaining the inspiration for his 4 ‘Distinct Views’ collab on the Bolton. The fourth shoe ‘TakuBeats’ – inspired by Tokyo nightlife – will release on 3rd November at stores such as Burn Rubber. Retrobok cannot recommend these shoes highly enough – if you don’t already own a pair, you’re missing out.-BokOne

Renarts x LX 8500 ‘Dead End Kids’

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Apparently inspired by the off-field behaviour of the 1986 New York Mets team, these stunning LX 8500’s feature an all-black leather upper, with a Mets-Blue suede toecap, and orange piping on the medial (inner) side of the shoe representing the neon signs at the Mets’ Shea stadium. Hit the jump for more photography and keyboard mashing. Read the rest of this entry