One of our favorite streetwear/sneaker boutiques, Sneaker Politics, from Baton Rouge Louisiana is dropping another special collaboration with Reebok. Like their previous Reebok projects, this to contains a rich back story that will have you on wikipedia looking for facts.
Known as "Storyville" this Reebok NPC UK CNL silhouette was inspired by the red-light district of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1897 to 1917, which was known as "Storyville". It was told that Storyville was established by municipal ordinance under the New Orleans City Council, to regulate prostitution and drugs. The ordinance designated sixteen blocks in which prostitution, was tolerated or regulated. The area was known as "The District", but its nickname, "Storyville", soon caught on.
Sneaker Politics utilized the Red Light District's theme and plastered it all over this silhouette. The upper is completely wrapped in a seductive quilted leather that incorporates dark red tones, that gives pays tribute to district itself. The insoles are composed of a paisley design that mimic the red velvet walls that was used throughout the houses of the neighborhood. To finish off the sneaker, a practical and streetwise gum outsole is used, that is made to weather the abuse of the back alleys.
The Sneaker Politics x Reebok NPC UK CNL "STORYVILLE" is set to release Saturday, May 20th at the Lafayette and Baton Rouge Locations. While the online drop is set for May 21st at 12 AM EST. The retail price is set at $110 for this amazing silhouette.
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