Reebok's 2019 Highlight Reel
Reebok didn’t play around in 2019, they kept it strong all the way through – killing the game with GR colourways, and shaking it up with some OGs that were brought back from the dead. They celebrated the Instapump’s 25th Birthday, and linked up with some big names that helped to shake up the sneakersphere a little.
What did you think of the ‘Boks 2019? Did they kill it? Or was it just not enough? Whatever your opinion, peep their highlights down below!
Linking up not once, not twice, but three times this year, Palace and Reebok started off their collaborative offerings for 2019 back in August – hitting us with the Pro Workout Low. The two continued their relationship in October, smashing us with the JK Workout Mid. Finally, they capped the year off with the rugged sole of the OG Workout. Staying true to themselves, they delivered, giving us that subtle Palace flex that we so desire.
One-up for the Instapump
Happy Birthday Instapump! 25 years and still Pumpin’. Reebok pulled out all the stops to make sure this celebration was as memorable as possible. Starting off with the pre-drinks on March 22, they decided to release the ‘Prototype’ edition of the Instapump Fury. That was followed up in April when they decided to bring back the blue and grey colourway from 1994, whipping die-hard Instapump fans into a frenzy.
High Fashion Happenings
Fashion-centric labels, houses and designers have begun to create their own realm in the sneaker scene, so it’s only fair that Reebok gets a piece of the action.
Collaborating with KANGHYUK to celebrate Dover Street Market’s 15th anniversary, the SRS Sole Fury received an experimental makeover. Sticking to DSM’s avant-garde style, they featured frayed edges, dressed in all-black, and looked like they’d come straight out of an obscure techno club.
The MISBHV x Reebok partnership has been a successful one, hitting hard with a reimagined Daytona DMX 2.0. Actually beginning last year, we had a first look at a cream version. Decked out with all the bits and pieces – including a toggle lacing system and zippered shrouds – the MISBHV fans went nuts. This year, the same silhouette dropped in a black and green combination, highlighting that sweet Reebok logo. Simple but effective, we hope to see more collaborative calamity from MSBHV and Reebok in the future.
If we’re talking fashion-centric collaborative efforts that hit, it’ll be hard to go past Pyer Moss. Debuting at New York Fashion Week, the brand spankin’ Trail Fury is serious. If not carefully inspected, one may assume this is a footwear object from the far future. With speed lacing, tongue shrouds, and a next level colourway, Pyer Moss did his thing.
That Subtle Flex
The most subtle colab, and one that still caused quite a stir within the sneakersphere, was the Reebok x JJJJound link-up. With the Club-C as the chosen silhouette, the Justin Saunders–led design team did their thing, completely embodying their minimal aesthetic on the already minimal silhouette.
So, these were the 2019 highlights for the ‘Bok. You may have a different opinion on their best shoes for the year, but they sure did have a strong year.