Pastel Tones and Fur in Local Heroes’ Rendition of the Reebok NPC II
With the progression of streetwear continuing to move forward into a mixed-genre open playing field, we’re seeing more and more elements from the storied culture crop up for the ladies. Starting out with apparel, with a flood of lookbooks for men’s wear being modeled by females, then on to the pieces themselves being adjusted and tailored for both sexes, the sneaker realm has really started kick off for the girls as well, with practically every major sportswear brand bringing out dope designs geared specifically for women.
Reebok is not one to fall behind, and by bringing on female-orientated streetwear brand Local Heroes, they’ve definitely upped themselves in the competition, especially with these babies. The Local Heroes collaboration brings on the classic Reebok NPC II, and reinterprets them into alluringly soft versions of pastel tones, with the addition of faux fur panels running down the tongue, inspired by the brand’s co-founders’ (Areta Szpura and Karolina Slota) love for music festivals. Premium leather is used for the upper’s construction, and the sneaker’s accent includes tie-dye printed insoles, and a detachable heart-shaped, Local Heroes branded keychain. Coming in either pink or purple, the sneakers retail for $100 USD, and are now readily available at Local Heroes, with select Reebok locations starting tomorrow.