This week Reebok Classic celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their iconic Classic Leather sneaker at S.O.B.’s in New York City. Presented by graffiti artist and street wear legend, Stash, the event showcased the many different iterations of the Classic Leather sneaker since its inception in 1983. It also introduced the newest series of the Classic Leather, the City Classics collection. In addition to designing three versions of the kicks himself, Stash curated collaborations with 12 graffiti writers representing cities around the world, including Wane (NYC), Eklips (LA), Pose (Chicago), Mad (Philadelphia), Tati (Miami), Totem (Atlanta), DA Flow (Mexico City), Sick Systems (Moscow), Rae Martini (Milan), Rimo (Tokyo), Monster (Paris), and Swifty (London).
The Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary event kicked off with Doug E. Fresh leading the crowd through a medley of classic hip hop before introducing his sons Trips N’ Slim, bridging the old to the new. Their performance was followed by Freeway, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott and Ace Hood. with notables Brandy, Angela Yee, Jim Jones, Vado, Sophie Green, and DJ Envy in the crowd, while Harlem rapper Vinny Cha$e closed out the show.
The new City Classics collection will drop in July at retailers including Foot Locker, Finish Line, Footaction and Reebok.com for the styles designed by Stash, and Karmaloop, Finish Line and Reebok.com for the styles designed by the various graffiti artists.