Pay homage to the classic era with the new BB4000 II Athletic Shoe by Reebok! A relaunch of a timeless look, the BB4000 II features a vintage-inspired design made with sturdy leather uppers, breathable mesh lining, removable EVA sockliner, and durable rubber sole for flexible traction. Available at select stores and online at Journeys.com!
- Smooth leather uppers
- Breathable mesh lining
- Padded tongue and collar for added comfort and support
- Removable EVA footbed provides lasting comfort
- Lightweight rubber outsole delivers flexible traction
Reebok's United Kingdom-based ancestor company was founded for one of the best reasons possible: athletes wanted to run faster. So, in the 1890s, Joseph William Foster made some of the first known running shoes with spikes in them. By 1895, he was in business making shoes by hand for top runners; and before long his fledgling company, J.W. Foster and Sons, developed an international clientele of distinguished athletes. The family-owned business proudly made the running shoes worn in the 1924 Summer Games by the athletes celebrated in the film "Chariots of Fire."
In 1958, two of the founder's grandsons started a companion company that came to be known as Reebok, named for an African gazelle.