UPDATE: Invincible's own image of their Ventilator releasing today are spectacular! Check them out in the gallery above.
Celebrating the 25th birthday of the Ventilator, Reebok have collaborated with Taiwan’s Invincible store to create an understated tribute to this classic runner from the early-90s. Dubbed ‘Wild Jungle’, there’s an obvious contrariness at work with the theme. Rather than spell it out literally using every exotic print in the animal kingdom, this is a tonal effort which favors delicate subtlety over a sledgehammer visual approach. White-on-white-on-white will go down as the easygoing colourway of 2015, but in the hands of Jimmy Wu at Invincible, there’s a whole lot more detail here than first meets the eye. The upper sports a menagerie of textures, with ultra-white garment leather, off-white suede and natural nubuck mixing it with croc-embossed toe boxes. Custom ‘Zebra’ stripes add a highly reflective flash. The Invincible x Reebok Ventilator ‘Wild Jungle’ will be available at Invincible and select Certified Network stockists from July 4. Stay tuned for more details regarding the 25th anniversary celebrations for the Ventilator, there’s more to come!
- Originally Published July 15th, 2015