Colette x Reebok Court Victory Pump

By - February 24th, 2011

The Court Victory Pump was the choice of tennis Wunderkind Michael Chang, and was his signature shoe as he rocketed to tennis stardom in the early 1990’s. The Court Victory re-emerged in the 2000’s as the choice of some of the preeminent sneaker designers and boutiques from around the world for collaborations. In addition to a Michael Chang colorway retro, the Court Victory Pump has been the subject of some fabulous throwback style collaborations and some fresh updates. (Check the Kicks Hi version in canvas, or the “velour pack” version created by Atmos for prime examples). Colette, which has it’s own history with Pump, is taking another pass at it with a new version with a black suede upper and a black midsole, set off by composite highlights and an embroidered colette logo in French blue. Of course the classic early 1990’s HexRide airspring cushioning is present, and highlighted by a logo at the heel counter. Colette approaches sneaker collaborations with 1000% confidence. This is appropriate, given the retailer’s deep respect; sometimes, though, it means the shoes seem to “try too hard.” Not the case with this project, which is actually drastically toned down. Check out the images after the jump; the Colette x Reebok Court Victory Pump will be available in March, and can be pre-ordered now from Atmos.