words // Nick Engvall
The Reebok Kamikaze 2011 has been buzzing around the sneaker community for weeks now. We first showed you a sneak peek at this design which happens to be a collaborative creation from recording artist Swizz Beats and Reebok, early last month. Over the past couple of months we’ve even revisited this legendary name from Reebok, with Memory Lane pit stops to refresh our memories of the Original Reebok Kamikaze and the Kamikaze II.
While the Kamikaze’s heritage is apparent in the 2011’s design, specifically in the overlay panels, the style is undoubtedly a part of the current generation as well. The use of Reebok’s Hex-a-lite cushioning is the most noticeable piece of the design after its “kamikaze” paneling. What makes the Kamikaze 2011 unique is how Reebok made the unmistakeable honeycomb Hex-a-lite design is visible on the side view of the shoe, whereas in most of Reebok’s other Hex-a-lite equipped designs, the honeycomb cushioning was only visible on the outsole of the shoe.
Look for these to arrive at Eastbay later this summer.