Reebok’s Timeless Gems – the LX8500, BB 4000 II and LT Court
Reebok is no stranger when it comes to repurposing much-loved silhouettes of the past for modern lifestyle wearing. Revisiting the archives for forgotten gems is a well-versed method for the brand, and three pairs which perfectly personify this ability to transform the old into the new, are the LX8500, BB 4000 II and LT Court.
All three are based around sporting models which had their initial heyday in the ‘80s; the LX8500 for running, BB 4000 II on the b-ball courts, and the LT Court fashioned on widely popular tennis shoes of the era. These influences have seeped into the more modern interpretations we see today - and with stunning results.
Timeless, simple and always effective, the Reebok LT Court delivers an update for on-court legends such as the Reebok Court and Club C 85. An amalgamation of much-loved styles, the LT Court became an instant classic when it first arrived earlier this year, thanks to its easy to wear, low profile design and premium execution of leather through the entire upper. It feels as good to wear as it does to look at, too, with an EVA cushioned midsole and airy perforations so your feet are always well supported and nicely ventilated.
A second silhouette which has seen a new lease of life in recent times, the BB 4000 II maintains the streamlined fit which made it a sought-after choice through the '80s. Carrying the same composition and charm of the OG, this leather-built offering comes with suede overlays and EVA technology through the midsole - a super comfy pick which oozes '80s charm.
Another model to benefit from a resurgence in classic, throwback styles, is the one and only LX8500. Even at a glimpse, the old-school influences are evident; bright colour palettes, classic Reebok branding and heel clip are all straight from the era, whilst EVA soles add that extra support underneath which makes the LX8500 extra comfy and ideal for everyday wearing.