150017-560ProductReebok Club C Trainers
Reebok is one of the world’s oldest sports brands; its precursor was founded in Bolton, England, in 1895 by Joseph William Foster who pioneered the first spiked ’running pumps’. In 1958 his grandsons changed the company’s name from J.W. Foster & Sons to Reebok after the English spelling of rhebok , an antelope species native to South Africa. The new brand soon also entered the running world to outfit marathon athletes, and at the end of the 1970s, a pair of Reeboks were the most expensive trainers on the market. A few years later the brand introduced Freestyle, the world’s first athletic shoes designed specifically for women, made from stretchy ‘glove leather’ and lined with terry cloth, to accommodate the booming aerobics trend. The following series of minimalist white leather silhouettes, developed for gyms and tennis courts during the mid-80s, remain the core of the Reebok Classics line, while the 1989 invention of the Pump technology continues to be refined for performance sports.
Leather is a hard-wearing natural material, yet it can be sensitive. Keep leather away from humidity, heat and chemicals and protect it from rain and rough surfaces, which can scratch and damage it. To remove light stains, wipe with a slightly damp cloth. Otherwise, leather items should be taken to a specialist leather dry cleaner. If leather should get wet, allow it to air dry at normal room temperature.