While the world is gearing up for this year’s Fall season, Boktober is finally here for your styling pleasure this month. Looking to make immediate shockwaves in the sneaker industry, Reebok looks to the past to find today’s inspiration. Residing in the design archive is a classic silhouette that is slated to make a long-awaited return. Reminiscent of its original release, The Reebok Kamikaze II is fully equipped to make a definite impact with kick connoisseurs.
Can you stand the ‘Reign’? Unanimously, the most popular signature shoe released under Shawn Kemp’s name is Reebok Kamikaze II’s. The notoriously known “Reign Man” wasn’t the only one showering greatness during such a memorable era for Reebok.
Behind the Design
Shawn Kemp’s “Reign Man” persona was in full form when he debuted the second installment of the Kamikaze tagline. This advanced version of a renowned classic fits perfectly with this new resurgence of retro coming along. Striking zig zags throughout the upper share a full-grainWhite leather base with Black Nubuck providing an inversion of contrast. This ying-yang color trend carries on to the groundbreaking Hexalite cushioning to further enhance your high flying abilities on the hardwood. Perforated air pockets near the heel counter allow breathability while making fast breaks to the hole. The midsole also has a lifeline shaped and bold in appearance, with a ridge rubber outsole for immediate stops. Utility Green is preserved to properly highlight the embroidered Reebok logo on the shoe tongue and mudguard.