This collection celebrates Reebok’s seven year relationship with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. For Swizz Beatz’ second season as curator of the Reebok x Basquiat collection, Swizz worked with Reebok designers and the Basquiat Estate to ensure the product is true to the spirit of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Designed unisex for both men and women, the collection features Jean-Michel Basquiat’s iconic artwork on Reebok Classic sneaker silhouettes. For the Fall 2012 collection, there is a new level of graphic intricacy within the designs for the Pump Omni Lite HLS, SL Berlin and the Tennis Vulc Low.
This basketball inspired shoe is a reinterpretation of the original Pump Omni Lite. Part of the Heritage Lite Series, the lightweight shoe features multiple Reebok technologies: 3D Ultralite, Pump and Hexalite. This new design is a streamlined version and offers a more modern twist on the original. The Pump ball on the tongue features a raised crown graphic to make it more iconic and relevant to Basquiat’s artwork. The quarter TPU cage nods to the original Pump Omni Lite design and provides additional stability and support. This new model is lighter than the original Pump Omni Lite.
SKU/Colorway: J93629 – Zinc grey/rivet grey/jadite/autumn yellow/blk
The design DNA has been influenced by basketball but this cup sole shoe was created as a lifestyle product. It features a simplified, stripped down design and coloring. Thicker shoe laces have been added to provide a unique design twist. Design details include a grey contrast outsole and a low profile. The herringbone sole creates traction, making this shoe a perfect all day, everyday wardrobe staple.
SKU/Colorway: J93632 – White/black/tin grey/flash red/club blue
The design of this tennis shoe was influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s father, Gerard Basquiat. The avid tennis fan wanted to include a tennis shoe in the Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Design details include a 3D screen printed graphic and suede cross check and side stripes. The faux-vulc outsole provides flexibility.
SKU/Colorway: J93634 – White/tin grey/rivet grey/club blue
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