Reebok and Japanese fashion label Mountain Research debut their first collaboration, resulting in a stripped-down utilitarian-style take on Reebok’s DMX Trail Shadow – a product of Mountain Research’s special backcountry design study.
Stripped down to provide a traditional hiking-boot look and feel, the Mountain Research x Reebok DMX Trail Shadow “Yellow Soil” is left with its iconic crampon-inspired cage, but removed of all reflective weldings, meshes and embosses, and reconstructed entirely of nubuck in a traditional Camel colorway. The vector logo on the side of the shoe has been replaced by a perforation and Mountain Research’s iconic slogan “civil disobedience anarchists mountaineers saunterer + punks.”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. While the traditional DMX carries a Multi-Color upper, Mountain Research has executed its 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.”
Look for the Mountain Research x Reebok DMX Trail Shadow “Yellow Soil” to release at Mountain Research on April 17th followed by a global release on April 24th via Reebok.com. The retail price tag is set at $180 USD.
Mountain Research Release Date: April 17, 2020
Global Release Date: April 24, 2020