Reebok launches the first-ever Eames sneaker collection

Reebok, partnered with Eames Office, designed a range of trainers informed by Ray and Charles Eames works, with a collectable packaging.

The new Reebok x Eames Club C collection celebrates with four pairs of shoes the legacy of Ray and Charles Eames, reinterpreting in particular two artworks of Ray Eames. Known for their ground-breaking furniture creations for Herman Miller and Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames “redefined post-war American design and shaped the 20th century with their playful yet purposeful sensibility”, said Reebok. 

Main entry of the Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California. Photograph by John Morse, June 2003. Via Wikicommons
Main entry of the Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California. Photo John Morse, 2003. Via Wikicommons

The designers drew the collection on the Club C silhouette, a tennis shoe first released in 1985. One pair is decorated with the "Dot Pattern" designed by Ray Eames in 1947, while the other is covered in a reproduction of her "Composition painting" from 1939. Alongside the trainers decorated in patterns, Reebok and Eames Office also designed two monochrome pairs of trainers: total white and total black.

All of the shoes will be packaged in a shoebox inspired to the iconic Eames house – also known as Case Study House No. 8 – in Los Angeles: an example of post-war suburban architecture and, according to the brand, "a tribute to the couple's design ethos and an exemplar of sustainable building".

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