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Reebok Ventilator Supreme "Cinco De Mayo"

Those Brit sneakermakers don't slack off! After the latest propositions from Reebok: 35-year anniversary men's and women's Reebok Freestyle Hi X Face Stockholm 35 model, 30-year anniversary of Workout Plus and then 25-year anniversary of having a cult following men's Reebok Shaq Attaq OG model, the time has come for another "quarter" for a 1992 design - Ventilator Supreme.

Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cinco de Mayo hi-end tech

Offering a truly excellent ventilation, Reebok Ventilator Supreme is a product for hardcore runners. The model's younger siblings, Ventilator and Ventilator II made a breakthrough in the history of the British sneaker brand, at least partially thanks to the innovative technologies implemented in the designs. With extended rear, stabilizing parts resulted in runner's foot being reliably set in sneakers, as well as Hytrel® elastomer implementation for boosting the shock-dissipating cushioning effect that was mostly due to hexagonal Hexalite cushioning technology.

Ventilator or Terminator?

An interesting historical anecdote about Reebok Ventilator Supreme is that the series, designed by Ralph Serna, while in developmental phase, bore the moniker of "Terminator", referring to the amount of technological innovations used in the design as well as for its aggressive looks. Accidentally, there already were sneakers called this way - a slightly forsaken an academic basketball sneaker model Nike Terminator High, dating back to 1985. The sneakers had to be therefore renamed, and - because of side panels made of breathing mesh - this is how the model became Ventilator!

A tribute to Mexican identity

Currently being released, special Reebok Ventilator Supreme „Cinco de Mayo” edition is dedicated to the Mexican celebration in question, held the 5th of May. For those of you who are curious about the holiday, it's a non public holiday commemorating the victory of Mexican army over French troops in Battle of Puebla that took place on 5th of May 1862. Cinco de Mayo, despite its rather low status in the Mexico itself, has a recognized cultural and educational value, being a celebration of many new Americans' Mexican descent.

Reebok's Cinco de Mayo details

When it comes to the new Reebok Ventilator Supreme colorway, it's mostly based on white and manufactured with high quality materials - grain leather, mesh and reflective 3M material. The design in completed and at the same time, inherently contrasted with visual references to Mexican color palette - Mexican-flag tricolor Reebok "vectors" on the sneakers' side panels and a laser burnt typography saying "Hexalite" on heels and "RC" initials, standing for "Reebok Classic" on both tongues. Additionally, inside the sneakers' removable insoles are covered in a Mexican kilim inspired colorful print. On the inside part of middle sole the aforementioned stabilizing "bridge" was colored all green on a left shoe from a pair and all in red on the right one. Finally, for the design to have a typical 90s vibe, the design is enriched with a rubber outer sole unit.

Worldwide release of the new Reebok Ventilator Supreme took place on 5th of May - exactly on the day of "Cinco de Mayo" and now you can grab them here: Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cinco de Mayo.


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