Today, most people would associate running sneakers with Nike, ASICS, or Saucony, but it was Reebok‘s forerunner, then known as J.W. Foster & Sons, that introduced the first footwear made specifically for running over 100 years ago. In celebrating that legacy and the 30th anniversary of Reebok Classic Leather, the label invited key retailers from its Certified Network to create their own variations. And much like the PUMP 20th Anniversary collaborative project back in 2009, Sweden’s sneakersNstuff redesigned its version of the Reebok Classic Leather with a “winter theme.” Made to endure the frigid Swedish winter, sneakersNstuff swapped out Reebok Classic Leather’s entire upper with resilient Cordura fabric instead. In Symphony Blue, tonal suede overlays accentuate the details. To further “winter-proof” its design, sneakersNstuff added Thinsulate insulation and PlayDry lining to the interior. Finally, a minor color switch on one of Reebok’s Union Jack emblem to that of Sweden’s.
Part of the year-long Reebok Classic Leather 30th anniversary celebration, the sneakersNstuff x Reebok Classic Leather will be available tomorrow through sneakersNstuff retail locations. They will also be available via sneakersNstuff’s online store.
sneakersnstuff x Reebok Classic Leather
Color: Symphony Blue/Tin Grey
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Release Date: January 26th, 2013 (Tomorrow!)