Reebok and Japanese fashion label Mountain Research have unveiled the next piece from their growing line of collaborative releases: the Mountain Research x Reebok Club C II Mid.
“As the classic tennis shoe, I’ve wanted to work on Club C for some time,” commented Mountain Research founder, Setsumasa Kobayashi. “It also reminds me of ‘80s hip hop scenes where everyone wore white sneakers, which I always loved.”
The Mountain Research Club II Mid is subtle and practical, drawing inspiration from ‘80s tennis club attire, heritage Club C elements and cricket footwear.
“The idea was to create something basic yet decorative,” continued Kobayashi. “The minimalistic look is meant to correspond to the strict tennis club dress codes of the era.”
Most notably, the outer tongue features a removable lace guard or “bonnet” that mimics Club C’s original perforated foam tongue and classic cricket footwear protectors called “pats”.
Constructed with White leather and Cobalt Blue accents, the mid-cut Club C features vintage branding elements, an interior arch bandage with repeating print, and a fold-over tongue label with Mountain Research graphics.
Look for the Mountain Research x Reebok Club C II Mid to release on June 17th at select retailers and Reebok.com. The retail price tag is set at $140 USD.
Color: Footwear White/Cobalt-Chalk
Style Code: GX9046
Release Date: June 17, 2022