February 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 3
One of the overlooked tragedies of living in an advanced technological society such as our own is that it’s sometimes too easy to look at the incredible achievement of scientists and engineers, and think the world is something we’ve already conquered and have completely figured out. A quick thought exercise that can help provide some historical perspective might be to consider the fact that a majority of the produce varietals we’ve come to know and enjoy in the 21st century haven’t just been that way for eons; humans selectively bred them to manifest more of the traits our tastebuds desire. Take for example the carrot, a food you’ve known was orange since Bugs Bunny echoed your cartoonish infant thoughts on a tv screen, but one that as it turns out, was stabilized in Holland in the 17th century after a much longer history of mostly purple existence.
Now with this kind of health food lead-in, the connection to the Reebok Workout’s 25th anniversary is obvious, but it turns out not to be a Dutch boutique offering this tribute to the wild carrot, but instead Sydney, Australia’s Espionage. Their bold wild carrot-inspired Sacramento Kings-style colorup on the Workout utilizes a varitey of textures on this high-contrast colorway that looks like it could have come from the middle of last decade, along with a bold heel embroidery that’s one of the most obvious dual-brands in recent memory. Check these out in greater detail after the jump and let us know how they compare to some of the subtler approaches to the Workout 25, like Packer Shoes or SNS designs. All fifteen Workout collabs will drop on February 15th, so stick with Sneaker News for updates before the worldwide drop.