After first coming together in 2019, Reebok have once again teamed up with Japanese brand Nepenthes NY for another take on their Workout Plus silhouette.
Founded in 1988, Nepenthes was the brain child of Keizo Shimizu who had previously been working at Redwood, it was here where he had met Daiki Suzuki. After leaving Redwood, Shimizu opened Nepenthes in a quieter part of Jingumae, far from being deep with fashion influences but with Shimizu’s desire to bring quality products, he was confident in people travelling out of there way to shop with him. It was this love for the product that quickly brought Suzuki to Nepenthes, quickly becoming a hub for bringing together traditional Americana workwear and Japanese influences and has since led on to create brands like Engineered Garments and Needles.
With this latest collaboration, Nepenthes has stuck to using the Reebok Workout Plus as their silhouette of choice. This time, the upper has been dressed in an all black leather with a gum midsole. Building a connection between the two brands, Nepenthes bring influences from their asymmetrical sneaker with the inclusion of hairy suede on both the medial and lateral sides, removing any visible branding.
Available in-store and online, sizes range from UK6 – UK12, priced at £100.