Reebok Honors Eames Legacy with Iconic Club C Collaboration

  • 18. Oktober 2021

Furniture is the future of streetwear – that’s already well known. Reebok, however, is taking this new twist to a whole other level with their latest collaborative partner, Eames Office. With their principle of „the best for the least for the most,“ husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames changed the world of design forever. Now, Reebok is honoring life and creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames with the inaugural drop of a landmark collaboration: The Reebok x Eames Club C ‘Monotone Pack’.

The collection is the first-ever footwear range officially developed in partnership with and authorized by the Eames Office — the firm that began with Charles and Ray’s marriage and move to California in 1941 and continues today, run by the third generation of the Eames family.

Known for their ground-breaking furniture creations for Herman Miller and Vitra, the husband-and- wife team redefined post-war American design and shaped the 20th century with their playful yet purposeful sensibility. Eames design represents a belief that the objects in our everyday life should enrich our existence and transcend utilitarian function to connect with people on a personal level.

Embraced from generation to generation, the longevity of Eames design is proof of its genius. Similarly, Reebok crafts timeless footwear that always feels right. Like the evergreen Eames Chairs, heritage silhouettes like the Club C feel as fresh and relevant as ever today. Subtle lo-fi looks and functional versatility make the Club C a shoe that adapts effortlessly to the wearer’s lifestyle.

This unpretentious deference to the needs of the individual is the foundation of Eameses’ design practice. As Charles Eames put it, the job of “the designer is basically that of a good host— anticipating the needs of the guest.” Reebok and Eames are both committed to satisfying the needs of the user. Together, the brands reengineered the iconic Club C to make it as faithful to the original 1985 release as possible while also innovating on materials and process.

 

Made for everyday wear, the Reebok x Eames Black & White Club C is pure and essential. In line with the Charles and Ray’s commitment to accessible design that responds to the needs of the user, these shoes pair perfectly with any wardrobe. The pack features heritage accents like original size tongue tags, squared-off window boxes, die-cut tooling, classic logos, and a restored internal arch bandage for enhanced fit and comfort.

The arch bears a custom Reebok x Eames print to integrate the partnership at a functional level. Grey soles and woven EAMES tags are subtle accents that speak to the industrial imperatives underlying the output of the Eames Office, while the insole bursts with a colourful triangle print as a tribute to Charles and Ray’s gifted eyes and the Eameses’ sublime mastery of detail.

The Reebok x Eames Office Club C ‚Monotone Pack‘ will be available from October 21st at solebox.