Reebok links with Japanese fashion label Mountain Research for their first collaboration, stripping down the DMX Trail Shadow for this special iteration of the shoe.
The sneaker offers a traditional hiking-boot look and feel and dubbed the Mountain Research x Reebok DMX Trail Shadow “Yellow Soil”. It features a crampon-inspired cage, but removed is all reflective weldings, meshes and embosses, and reconstructed entirely of nubuck in a traditional camel colorway. A vector logo on the side of the shoe has been replaced by a perforation and Mountain Research’s iconic slogan “civil disobedience anarchists mountaineers saunterer + punks.” is labeled underneath the tongue.
The traditional DMX carries a multi-color upper, but for this sneaker, Mountain Research executes a design with a single color titled “O-DO IRO”, meaning “Yellow Soil”, a traditional Japanese color from nature.
“This collaboration is a true marriage of Reebok’s technology and heritage with traditional Japanese elements, realized through a backcountry lens,” saidSetsumasa Kobayashi, founder of Mountain Research. “As a historic trail sneaker, Reebok’s DMX Trail Shadow offers a perfect opportunity to launch the partnership.”
The Mountain Research x Reebok DMX Trail Shadow drops April 17 Mountain Research before launching worldwide on Reebok.com on April 24.