Reebok x Eames Confirm Club C “Composition & Dot Pattern” Honoring Ray Eames

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Reebok and legendary design house Eames Office has announced the next installment of their prestigious collaboration: The Reebok x Eames – Club C “Dot Pattern & Composition Pack” honoring the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, with a special celebration of the historic artistry of Ray Eames.

Reebok created the first-ever footwear range developed in partnership with and authorized by the Eames Office back in Summer 2021. Following the award-winning release, the 2022 Reebok x Eames – Club C “Dot Pattern & Composition Pack” – which is their second and final iteration on Reebok’s historic Club C – offers a tribute to the Eameses’ mastery of form and color, featuring a pair of shoe designs inspired by one of their most beloved textile prints and one of Ray’s most iconic paintings.

The Reebok x Eames – Club C “Composition” is based on Ray’ Composition painting of 1939. Exhibiting the eye for abstraction that Ray honed under the tutelage of German émigré master Hans Hoffman, Composition’s subtle natural tones envelop an upper that floats atop a crisp white midsole. Ray’s handwritten signature enhances her personal connection to this collectible sneaker. 

For the Club C “Dot Pattern” boasts the Dot Pattern textile print that was considered but not submitted by the Eames Office to MoMA’s 1947 Competition for Printed Fabrics. A field of dots are joined by tiny sinews that bring order and proportion to a field seemingly scattered at random. Dot Pattern expresses the interconnectedness of Eames design. Though all work done by the Eames couple in their staggeringly productive lifetimes was their joint achievement and vision, the image of Ray holding the final drawing still dazzles. The iconic print is deftly softened by a natural upper that rests on an unassuming raw rubber sole. 

Reebok has embraced two seemingly contradictory Eames edicts of ceaseless improvement and innovation as a last resort by reengineering the Club C to make it as faithful to the original 1985 release as possible, while including improvements in materials and process. Heritage accents such as original size tongue tags, squared-off window boxes, die-cut tooling and original Eames and Reebok logos celebrate the Club C tradition and honor Charles and Ray’s belief that details make the design. Reebok has also restored the Club C’s original internal arch bandage to further enhance fit and comfort. 

The shoebox for both sneakers is modelled after the Eames House— Case Study House No. 8—in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The Reebok x Eames – Club C “Dot Pattern & Composition Pack” drops March 17th, exclusively from before receiving a wider release on March 18, 10:00AM EST, from and select retailers.

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