Not so long ago, Reebok joined forces with a few inspiring ladies such as french blogger sensation Ugly Mely, singer Nneka, MTV journalist Boss Lady, illustrator Olka Osadzinska and jewelry designer Melody Ehsani to form a collaboration with each lady on the new Reebok Betwixt MID model.
The concept for the project was for each lady to incorporate their own design desires both personal & professional and life influences onto the Betwixt MID to create their own model.
I’m proud to present the Big Eyes Little Soles readers with the elegant and stylish, Ugly Mely x Reebok Betwixt MID!
As you can see, this sneaker was greatly influenced by her most frequent form of transportation, her beautiful bicycle!
Mely had this to say on her blog about her influence behind her design:
“I immediately wanted the model to be like me and my bike as I ride it in my everyday life. I imagined my Reebok model with its same lightness, delicacy and simplicity. I took my leather bar tape, a strong but marked by purple color leather, so it gives it a feminine side. I also took the cream color of my bike and choose it for the Reebok bands framework, adding a snake skin effect.“
I absolutely adore these! Really diggin’ the feminine, sleek silhouette along side the strong colours. I’d love to get hold of a pair of these beautiful sneakers and a peice of female sneaker history!
The sneakers will be presented this October (from 1st to 30th october) at the french GalleryL’imprimerie (rue St Merri, in Paris) and also be sure to check out the Ugly Mely blog for a chance to win a pair of these beauties via her facebook competition which ends October 7th! Find out more information HERE.
Also – make sure you check out the other collaborations by using the links at the top of the post!
Peace & Love!
photos: www.edouardobeniche.com & http://www.uglymely.com/uglymelyreebok