From the image on the Sneaker Freaker magazine cover, to seeing Travis Scott wear them over a month ago, Hanon’s Reebok Classic Leather is finally here and in short notice. Picked to be part of the ‘Certified Network’, Hanon received an opportunity to design a colorway on the ‘Classic Leather’ celebrating 30 years. As with all their projects, Hanon once again took inspiration from their hometown in Aberdeen. This time they recall history from the times of Robert The Bruce and draw upon the City’s crest which dawns two leopards holding a shield. It’s a symbolic piece seen throughout Aberdeen and its resident homes. Hence, why this silhouette’s CW is fashioned to resemble them. Accents like the leopard spots on the ankle collar, footbed and inner back part of the tongue are a definite hint to that. The added super lux pig suede in golden yellow further entices the design accompanied by red hints on the outsole, heel cap and tongue that represent the red shield. Lastly, the tan perforated suede of the same material fills the remainder of the shoe representing the leopards under body. Details also include some old school woven labels, multiple laces, a classic sunburst perforated toe-box and branding throughout…
As a fan of Hanon I’m personally excited about this release. As any fan would be. For me, I think the execution of the inspiration is spot on and makes the shoe clean, wearable and not too loud considering the idea behind it. Instead of following what others are doing of littering the shoe’s upper in an animal print, Hanon holds back and gives you something minimal that works. For those living in Aberdeen it’s another release riddled with pride for you to wear proudly down the streets. It’s also a great addition to all those that have Hanon’s “Wildcats” collaboration, because it’s sort of a sister shoe to that and it’s color blocking.
For those interested in a pair of these beauties the release is this coming Saturday, August 3rd. It will be available in-store first at 10am-1pm and there after online at 2pm (BST). The price is set at £100 (about $150 US) and the first 30 people lined up will be treated to a very nice and tastefully done t-shirt. As well as the usual dust bag for every purchase in-store and online. Sizes range from 7 -13, with half sizes falling between 8 and 12. Good luck to all and enjoy the photos.
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