With the 30th anniversary of the Reebok Classic underway, shops around the world have been putting their spin on the iconic silhouette. Going a different route, New York graffiti legend Stash, no stranger to street wear collaborations, has linked up with Reebok to curate the Reebok Classic “City Classics Collection” alongside twelve artists from around the globe. It’s no secret that graffiti and fashion go hand in hand, and the relevance is evident in today’s culture more than ever.
Stash enlisted twelve graffiti artists from across the globe for this project including Wane (New York), Eklips (Los Angeles), 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). Each sneaker sees an original piece from these artists adapted for footwear purposes, telling the tale of twelve cities. If what Reebok has chosen to leak thus far is any indication of what’s to come, expect kicks that can accommodate any style, subtle color ways for those low key heads, and loud palettes and designs for those flashy types. Either way, bomb the streets from the soles of your feet with this collection. As Stash puts it, “You know every city has a story, and every story has a picture. And that’s what these artists have captured in the Reebok City Classic Collection.”
Pictured respectively are four sneakers from the collab, with one of Stash’s three pieces in shades of blue and grey, a colorful tag offering from Mad, paint-splattery goodness courtesy of Eklips, and a 305 inspired Classic from Tati, the only female working on this project. Expect these to hit retailers on July 1st.