Sneaker collectors might have a new model to scratch off their lists, made from sustainable hemp. On Friday Reebok and London-based streetwear label Maharishi announced their second collaboration: the Maharishi x Reebok LT Court Hemp, a fine vintage take on the Reebok Court classic style. Maharishi has been incorporating hemp fiber as a fabric in their collections since the 1990s.
Frequently adopting camouflage, Maharishi adopts “a pacifist approach to military-grade utilitarian design,” while retaining respect for nature, utilizing technology at the same time.
The shoe incorporates an army green rubber outsole, chalk midsole, and an off-white hemp fabric upper layer. It also features a soft suede heel tab and terry lining, Maharishi all-over logo arch bandage, Maharishi logo window box, and OG LT Court components including a deconstructed toe box and cup sole tooling.
According to a press release, the Maharishi x Reebok LT Court Hemp is available this Friday on October 28 exclusively from Maharishi before its wider global release on November 7 from Reebok.com and retailers.
“This is yet another great opportunity for us to delve into Reebok’s rich archive of classics,” said Maharishi founder Hardy Blechman.
Blechman founded Maharishi in 1994. “Maharishi” translates literally to “great visionary” in Sanskrit, referring to the brand’s goal to create durable and ethically produced garments from hemp and organic fibers.
“The LT court is a great court shoe from Reebok’s ’80s archives,” concluded Blechman. “By utilizing hemp and a minimalistic design, the piece stays true to both Maharishi and classic Reebok styling.”
Maharishi and Reebok team up on a hemp-based LT Court Link > https://t.co/UAnX5HE5mV pic.twitter.com/2KKt7lT4zx— The Sole Supplier (@thesolesupplier) October 24, 2022The LT court style is inspired by 1980s athletic footwear. The heel, toe cap, eyestays are all 100% suede.
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