This isn't the first time the two have collaborated. Bodega has previously added its own spin to Reebok silhouettes including the Instapump Fury, Daytona, Aztrek, and Run 96, and this time around is taking on the classic Reebok Club C 85 and Club C Legacy as part of the "Always Open" pack. Compared to previous collaborations, these Reeboks are pretty low-key, which suits contemporary Bodega quite well.
This Club C 85 sees a predominantly white leather upper with a contrasting brown lining and matching outsole. Finished off with a vintage-inspired midsole and white laces, the collaboration is timeless and minimal. The same brown hue featured on the 85 is also seen in the Club C Legacy, which features a suede upper together with a mesh toe box and a glossy dark brown midsole. Finished off with brown laces, purple detailing as well as a small tag with Bodega's logo embossed in shiny gold.
Dropping in time for Bodega's 15th anniversary — on the heels of that aforementioned Pleasures team-up and bespoke New Balance 990v3 — the sneakers come with a co-branded brass key, a thoughtful touch that's classic Bodega. Engraved with "Cannot Be Duplicated" text, the little accessory is a reminder to appreciate the small things.
"When it comes to essential, it’s nearly impossible to outdo the key," Bodega explains. "You may take its presence for granted, but its absence is something that can’t be ignored. ... Whether a studio or a business, the key represents both security and responsibility. It expresses both privacy and a place for people to gather."
Both of the collaborative Reebok sneakers are set for an August 6 release date, launching exclusively on Bodega's web site and in-store.