We’d like to officially unveil the Reebok Classic and Shoe Gallery – Ventilator “El Mariel” sneaker. This sneaker is a new collaboration between Miami’s Shoe Gallery and Reebok and is heavily inspired by Miami’s culture and roots. From the touch of simple white and blue accents, to the “305” on the side of the shoe – this release is another in the line of SG’s trademark style of drawing from their city…our city.
Check the photo above and below and the press release to give you a glimpse at this limited release that will hit Shoe Gallery’s shelves to the public this Saturday September 5th.
244 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132
PRESS RELEASE – August 31, 2015 – Miami’s Shoe Gallery has linked up with Reebok Classic to deliver this super-clean version of the Ventilator runner.
The unlikely inspiration behind Shoe Gallery’s Ventilator is the highly political Mariel Boatlift, which resulted in tens of thousands of Cubans emigrating by sea to Miami back in 1980.
Dubbed ‘El Mariel’, the Shoe Gallery design team opted for a blinding-white upper featuring highly reflective patent leather over a perforated foundation, mimicking the smooth texture of a proudly polished boat about to set sail to freedom in a new land. The leather sock lining and bright blue footbeds are inspired by a yacht’s interior, while other seaworthy details include anchor graphics under the translucent outsole and an embossed boat registration number.
The Shoe Gallery x Reebok Ventilator ‘El Mariel’ will be arriving at Shoe Gallery in Miami September 5, then via Reebok Certified Network accounts.
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