Some of the changes are relatively subtle, while others will only be apparent to the most learned aficionado. For starters, all the Classic Vintage models feature golden cement drips. As per the originals, the trademark garment leather is puckered ever so slightly in the toe area. Exposed foam panels have that typically raw ‘80s edging and all the original labels have been methodically emulated, including the use of nylon threads on the tongue tag. The prominent ‘window’ box logo on the side of the shoe has period correct squared-off edges and the logo itself has reverted to the ‘80s version, which had the Reebok letters widely spaced out.
The overall impact is uncanny. These crispy trainers are fresh out of the box, yet they legitimately appear to be thirty years old. And to top it all off, they’ll arrive in the original ‘Union Jack’ box, faithfully remade right down to the exact standards of ‘80s typography. To the naked eye of the newbie, and even to the most ardent vintage sneaker enthusiast, the Classic Vintage Collection is as close as you can get to the genuine article.
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