Model: Club C 85
Key Features: A premium leather upper is paired with green corduroy accents on the tongue and heel, as well as gold detailing on the Overkill-branded upper, tongue, and satin insoles. The liner features four different multi-mix pattern fabrics, while the flat ivory and green cotton laces come with tonal soft rubber lace keepers.
Release Date: September 23 (in-store at Overkill), September 24 (online)
Price: $140 / €120 / £109
Buy: Exclusively at Overkill on September 23 (remaining items go online at 12:01 a.m. CEST on September 24)
Editor’s Notes: Berlin, Germany’s Overkill is back at it again with a limited-edition drop, this time in collaboration with Reebok. The silhouette at the center of the drop is Reebok’s classic Club C 85 sneaker.
Overkill has chosen to make the sneaker’s release year the focus on the capsule, transporting sneakerheads back in time to 1985 and taking inspiration from the former communist East Berlin.
The green corduroy accents and the multi-mix pattern fabrics on the sneaker liner are inspired by the color trends of the mid-’80s, as well as the wallpaper, tablecloth, and floor patterns that were prevalent in East Berlin at the time.
Adding to the overall detail are the lace keepers, which contain the text “Bückware.” In the former East Germany, Bückware (essentially meaning “stoop-down goods”) was slang for the highly limited items that were traded illicitly under the counter in stores.
As well as the new Club C 85, Overkill has worked on an apparel capsule featuring two T-shirts, a pair of shorts, socks, and accessories, in addition to special packaging for the sneaker, all of which you can check out below.
The first 300 purchases come with a special free ticket to Berlin’s DDR Musuem, which covers the history and downfall of the communist state.
The drop will go down on September 23 in store at Overkill. Any remaining items will then go on sale via Overkill’s website on September 24 at one minute past midnight (6 p.m. EDT on September 23).
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