And here’s the 3rd of tonights videos — I’m absolutely loving Palace Skateboards’ grainy, VHS style promos, and this is one of their best. Revealing (in as much a blurred, badly-tracked VHS video can) a new level to collaborations with Reebok Classics: a reworking of the midsole itself. Palace have ensured that their Workout is even more Skater-focussed with a flatter vulcanized midsole, and *ahem* upto 9000 times more grip 😀 Not many online videos are worth watching twice, but this one certainly is, great work! No release details for the shoe(s) just yet but I’ll keep my eyes peeled. —BokOne
Featuring the Freestyle Hi, Princess, Workout Mid, Ex-O-Fit Hi, Classic Exertion Mid, and Classic Leather, this pack sees a very smart and pure treatment applied to these legendary 80’s shoes. I’m particularly impressed with the inclusion of the Workout Mids, and Classic Exertion Mid – a shoe I’m not sure I was aware of before. I’ll have to check Retroboks’ media archives! Plenty of images below, with captions to help identify the subtle differences between these great-looking shoes in this pack. All available July 1st from selected stores, and online. —BokOne
Checking out the Reebok USA store I found these awesome sister shoes to the recent CL Trails’. Mixing the silhouette of the ’85 Workout Plus Mid with the practicalities of a Trail shoe such as the ’87 Fell Runner but using the latest materials and manufacturing techniques, these are a brutal colourway and look hugely practical. In this case, the Fell Runners’ sole design isn’t used like in the CL Trail – instead the sole used on the Night Sky Mid – with the pattern of the Reebok Classics‘ but with a tougher style . Sadly they don’t seem to be available on the UK store which is a huge shame – perhaps Reebok could consider stocking these for the UK winter? 🙂 More pics of this great looking hybrid after the jump. ~BokOne
Seems to have been a surge in Reebok releases recently, and this appears to be a sister pack to the Ex-O-Fit Plus Hi D-Ring pack I posted yesterday — both of which via Freshnessmag.com. I’m really liking the presentation quality of these packs – the Workout Mid was originally released in ’85 so easily qualify for status here on Retrobok, and the packs’ colourways fit perfectly with the current season. Supposedly available in US stores such as Reebok, Foot Locker, Footaction and City Gear – the Blue, Black, and Browns should be available now with the Red and Greens available in December (precisely the same colours staggered in the release of the Ex-O-Fit pack). More pics after the jump.