Helen Kirkum and Reebok have come together again to reimagine the Zig. Following on from their Sole Fury collaboration, this one-off release counts 20 unique pairs of sneakers, each handmade using repurposed Reebok sneakers by Kirkum in her East London studio.
Inspired by the Zig’s skeletal-like sole, Kirkum reimagined the Zig’s upper as if a cage, overlaying and overlapping materials so that the lining is left exposed in parts. In some instances, there may be slight differences between the right and left sneaker, and in the case of pair 18 it is the only pair with a variation in the pattern as the medial eyestay component is different to the other pairs.
This is pair 18/20 and comes with a limited edition zine exclusive to this launch and a personalised note from Helen.
18/20 Helen Kirkum x Reebok Advanced Concepts Zig
Model: Pair 18/20.
Body: Recycled sneaker components
Date Started: 05/2020
Date Completed: 01/2021
Upper made in London, United Kingdom
Tooling attached in Boston, USA.