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World Best OG vs World Best OG retro


This week I was fortunate to pick up the 2016 retro of the lightweight 1988 World Best OG, and spotted a rather nice side-by-side comparison of the original shoe and the 2016 retro. I’ve been told by ex-Reebok staff that the OG may have had ‘World Best’ stitched in an arc around the heel counter; which is not seen on the OG’s in the article, and differ to the 2016 retro where the 2 words are stacked. Check out the article here > K’Lekt

Please note that K’Lekt appear to have a form of clickbait: Clicking on the images -an obvious instinct given the articles’ subject- jumps to affiliate links (of the World Best at least), but I find it a little sneaky :/ -BokOne

Within the article was also a short promo Video from Reebok for the retro:

World Best ‘OG pack’


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

Field Guide — World Best Retro’s

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

4th World Best colourway breaks cover

UPDATE! Have added many improved images of this now – which certainly improves my overall opinion of this White/Royal/Aqua/Yellow colourway. Reebok releasing an OG colourway of these would be a worthy and much-appreciated finale to the World Best re-issues. Now available over at EPIC and Urban Industry. Click on to see more detailed pics.  Read the rest of this entry

SALE! World Best (Black/Glen Green/White)

Only a few sizes left over at Titolo, in Black/Glen Green/White.

World Best – Orange/Grey/Black

Some very gnarly Google searching unearthed these fresh beauties at a store I’d not heard of before – EPIC in the Netherlands – who are selling the Black/Glen Green/White World Bests‘ too.
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World Best – Black/White/Glen Green/Soft Grey

Only the 2nd colourway I’ve seen on sale to date (if you see others, please drop me a message!!) of the re-release of the 1987 World Best. More Pics after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

‘World Best’ re-release!

I’m very excited to see these – just appeared in a variety of colourways on various Blogs, with the Yellow colourway available over at Crooked Tongues – it shows Reebok still recognises it’s 80’s runners and influences as viable releases. More pictures after the jump …
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