It’s great to see more and more brands nowadays showing interest in sustainable practices and committing to producing products in a more eco-conscious way. One such big name is Reebok, who recently launched its [REE]Cycled Classic Leather Legacy collection. Created using more than 30% recycled materials, the new footwear selection is based on the popular Classic Leather Legacy collection but with a recycled retro twist.
With design elements inspired by the late 1970s to 1980s, the [REE]Cycled Classic Leather Legacy collection pays special tribute in particular to Reebok’s Aztec running shoes from 1979, as well as its Classic Leather sneakers, made back in 1983. Reebok also invited three ‘Classic Collaborators’ to spotlight the collection – The Kickback in North America, RAAH in Europe and Youngmin Kang in South Korea – ensuring that young talents from different places, cultural backgrounds, personalities and appearances are brought together to celebrate a sense of community.
The [REE]Cycled Classic Leather Legacy sneaker is available in black, white, light grey, light blue and multiple shades of grey while contrasting colours including purple, light green, orange and dark blue highlights. The upper is made of layered canvas, mesh and leather, while the iconic Reebok logo and the Union Jack can be found on the side. The Reebok Classic snowflake logo adorns the tongue and adds an additional retro vibe. Reebok also launched the women’s style Legacy 83 that uses recycled PES for the upper and shares a similar look and feel.