From Cordura to quilted canvas, Reebok’s incomparable Beatnik has taken on a wide variety of materials since being reintroduced to the US market in July 2020. Now, it’s set to arrive with a quilted pattern that seems to be inspired by M-65 jacket liners and two fresh colorways — “Hunter Green/Pure Grey 8/Core Black” and “Chalk/Paperwhite/Alabaster.”
Both feature warm and cozy quilted uppers perfect for fall wear plus small blaze orange tags and black straps for an adjustable fit, but each diverges greatly in its color scheme. “Hunter Green/Pure Grey 8/Core Black” offers an olive-like shade on the upper that’s embellished with black plastic strap “anchors,” black midsoles and toothy black outsoles. “Chalk/Paperwhite/Alabaster” discards the traditional military/hunting vibe of its compatriot in favor of a much more airy color scheme, with an off-white upper that uses ice blue trim. Its branded “anchors” take on a bone tone, as do the midsoles and outsoles.
Look for this two-pack of Reebok Beatniks to hit European retailers like Overkill on September 1, with a global release likely to occur on the same day or shortly therafter. Each pair will be priced at $120 USD.
If you want to learn more about the Beatnik’s past, present and future check out HYPEBEAST’s 2020 interview with Reebok’s senior global product marketing manager Leo Gamboa, who explained the quirky mule’s cultural significance.