B-Girl Stance…

A while ago, I waxed poetic about the good ol’ days of hip hop on this very blog. Little did I know that the urban fashionistas were about to take the streets of New York back to 1989 with the resurgence of doorknocker earrings, rope chains, and skinny jeans. Furthermore, the ’round-the-way influence is being marketed for mainstream consumption with such buzz-worthy trends as:

rose-tinted vintage Cazal sunglasses, $260 at Object Fetish

staples that are clearly inspired by original b-girl divas like Roxanne Shante:

and early MJB:

Coincidentally enough, the throwback style comes in just in time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Reebok Freestyle sneaker (better known to many of us as 54-11s, after the total price of the kicks after the then-New York CIty sales tax):


Though the official commemoration kicked off last month with the introduction of the 25 Candles Freestyle sneaker, as seen below:

the commemoration of the iconic b-girl sneaker will be celebrated throughout 2007 with a limited-edition version for every month of the year. The sneakers will be sold on the Reebok website, as well as specialty boutiques around the world, for a suggested retail price of $65-$150.

If you can’t wait for the rest of the collection to unfold, well, here’s a taste of what to expect:

Tracy

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2 Comments

  1. I LOVE the 54-11s! Even tho I grew up in the 90s, in my time the patent leather ones were all the rage! Sorry to say, I’m not really feeling any of the limited editions 🙁

  2. Anonymous

    I’M FROM NEW ORLEANS BUT MY FRIENDS AND I ROCKED 54.11’S ALL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL! I STILL HAVE TWO PAIR IN TIP-TOP CONDITION THAT YOU CAN’T FIND IN SHOES TODAY!!!

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