Collaborating once more, END. and Reebok step into the world of traditional French games with their Classic Leather 'Boules Club' sneakers.
Drawing inspiration from the timeless French boules sport, 'Pétanque', this release sees END. and Reebok reimagining the Classic Leather sneaker to fit the spirit of the game.
Pétanque, a game steeped in history since its inception in the early 20th century, involves aiming boules balls as close to a small target ball, referred to as a jack. The game's rules demand players to remain stationary with both feet within a circle while taking turns, striving to displace opponents' boules from the vicinity of the jack to enhance their chances of victory.
Interpreting this popular game, END. and Reebok have created a Classic Leather sneaker that pays homage to elements emblematic of the sport, encapsulating the sandy terrain, the orange jack, and the silver boules. Adorned in an understated palette of Stucco, Beige, and Sap Green, the sneakers showcase suede uppers and smooth leather underlays, infusing a touch of luxury into the style, while vibrant accents bring in a touch of playful aesthetics.
Unique features set this model apart. The left shoe houses an orange dot underfoot, symbolizing the jack, while silver accents on the side wall branding mirror the recognizable silver-toned boules. Orange aglets are a nod to the measuring tape that decides the game's winner, and silver-toned co-branding adorns the tongue. The sneaker's completion sees a gum rubber outsole, encapsulating the fun and distinctive visual cues of pétanque.
The END. x Reebok Classic Leather "Boules Club" is set to launch online via END. Launches on June 2nd, 2023.