You could argue that there’s a bit of Jackson Pollock in the various splatter prints we see in the sneaker scene today, or that Piet Mondrian’s De Stijl style informed the high-contrast colorways that were so popular in the mid ’00s (not to mention that SB Dunk in his name), but the only deceased artist to maintain an ongoing ‘collaboration’ with a major sneaker brand remains ‘The Radiant Child’. For the latest drops in their Affili’art collection, Reebok releases two new Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired basketball shoes, a couple of models whose debut dates sandwich the young Neo-expressionist’s untimely demise. The Basquiat x Reebok Pump Omni Lite applies his crown insignia in black to the white upper for a crisp contrast, especially when paired with the black patent leather heel, while a grey and teal BB6400 offers another take on the 1984 ‘Trumpet’ piece that’d been applied to the Court Victory Pump roughly one year ago. Detailed images of both are waiting for you to click below, and then you can pick them up from select RBK retailers like Miami’s Mr. R Sports.
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