Reebok have left fans spoilt for choice this year with their 30th anniversary celebrations producing excellent collaboration after excellent collaboration. The latest is this somewhat whacky combination of colours and materials from Boston’s Bodega that (despite it’s loud appearance) just really works.
The ‘U.S.B.D.G.A’ takes a military theme, with a third of the upper constructed from a desert camo canvas. This is paired with a ‘peanut butter’ hairy suede heel cup and contrasted entirely by a royal blue lining and mustard yellow perforated suede toebox. Additional details include tri-colour striped heel tabs and the Bodega logo subtly debossed into the tongue for a clean finish.
Bodega have created their own military unit-style nickname for the release, crowning themselves the “Killer Bee Stingers”. The heels of the shoes are imprinted as such, along with a Bodega patch on the insole of the left shoe which includes the unit’s motto “Don’t Get Stung”. A white midsole and gum outsole finish things off in traditional fashion with a red alternate lace option included.
This has to be one of my favourites in the 30th Anniversary Classic Leather series. The theme is great, the colour combination (although rather bold) is excellent and you just can’t knock that buttery suede which looks so tempting in these pictures. The Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather Lux will go on sale at ‘certified network’ retailers in the UK this Saturday, November 16th, including a release just after midnight on Friday at Hanon.