January 17, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
It’s been a tad over a week, and just like Manny Ramirez, Reebok has taken the Ventilator from Boston to California. Fresh off the Blue Blood/Purple Heart Pack designed by Beantown bastions Karmaloop, RBK is bringing us another set of their best-known runner. Bay Area beatmakers Quannum Records cranked out four different pairs here, all solid colourways. This seems fitting; the Ventilator is to the Pump as DJ Shadow’s Brainfreeze is to the seminal Endtroducing: the latter is more popular, but the former is probably dearer to the heart of the street.
For an interesting twist, the proceeds will benefit the Moms Against Poverty orphanages in war-ravaged Darfur. Sometimes, especially considering the global economic crisis, things like Bape x Tempur pillowcases lose their meaning, so it’s nice to see a collaboration that showcase’s the positive effects of hip-hop/”street” culture on the world both here in the States and abroad. Check out other pics of these four styles and then cop em from Shoe Biz. Via HB
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