KANGHYUK and Reebok Craft an Industrial-Inspired Classic LeatherRelease: 11 February 2022
South Korean lifestyle label KANGHYUK and Reebok are continuing their partnership with a fresh go-around on the Classic Leather. Since first joining forces in 2019, KANGHYUK and Reebok have crafted industrial-inspired takes on the SRS Sole Fury, the Premier Road Modern and the Classic Leather– one pair of which was even made with recycled car airbags! Now, the two are back working on the Classic Leather again, and although it might not offer a literal airbag inspiration it's still a more than worthy addition to the KANGHYUK x Reebok collaborative canon.
The shoe is presented in white nylon with raw seams, and there's a healthy dose of 'Primal Red' contrast stitching to add flair – the most noticeable piece of which is an 'O' graphic on the quarter panel. Above this 'O' sits another notable alteration, as the standard Reebok logo midfoot window has been swapped out in favour of a KANGHYUK hit. Red tongue tags and crisp white midsoles provide a finishing touch.
Look for the KANGHYUK x Reebok Classic Leather to arrive on the Reebok web store and at select retailers beginning February 11, priced at $150. There's also a 'Collegiate Royal Blue' colourway, images of which are not yet available, dropping exclusively at Dover Street Market on February 5.