Reebok have rendezvoused with Louisiana locals Sneaker Politics to tailor a premium quilted leather edition of the NPC UK CNL fit for the boudoir. The design applies the smooth notes of Storyville, the smoky red-light district of 1900s New Orleans, to the classic tennis silhouette. A short stagger from the French Quarter, Storyville was a sultry sixteen-block area where authorities took a more laissez-faire approach when it came to regulating ladies of the night.
What we get here is a seductive quilted burgundy leather upper atop a street-ready hard-wearing gum outsole perfect for low-key back alley strolls, with plush rouge paisley-patterned insoles that resemble the floor-to-ceiling velvet walls of houses of ill repute.
The Sneaker Politics x Reebok NPC UK CNL 'Storyville' will launch on May 20 through Sneaker Politics’ Lafayette and Baton Rouge locations, followed by an online release the next day.