It was the Spring of 2010. The focus of the sports world had turned to Barcelona, Spain as the FIFA World Cup was only a few weeks ago. For #sneakerholics, the draw to Spain was not only the World Cup, but a small boutique sneaker shop called 24 Kilates. Other brands had already hit the ground running with special World Cup style make-ups of signature footwear pieces, but 24 Kilates held theirs close to chest as they had a vested interest in the festivities happening in their city.
Reebok Classic x 24 Kilates “F.C.V.K PACK” uploaded by VitaminaK
With a die-hard love for soccer and sneakers, 24 Kilates introduced the 24 Kilates x Reebok x F.C.V.K. Pack. Consisting of a special edition pack of soccer jerseys and sneakers, the collection included the Reebok Classic Runner in two colorways. Created previous to the “Swizz Beatz” era, the collection was limited to only 60 pairs a piece and featured a Black/Blue/White colorway and a Blue/White colorway. Though they are not “soccer” shoes, the Reebok Classic Runners were an excellent match for the off-pitch styles of the World Cup. Premium uppers blended a mix of nylon and suede, and used custom tongue tags to memorialize the collaboration. Additional detailing included a “2” on the left heel, and a “4” on the right heel to match the “24” on the accompanying soccer jerseys. Though the World Cup was the primary focus of these release, many do not realize that this pair was also created to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of 24 Kilates as well. With the entire world excited about the World Cup, the 24 Kilates x Reebok x F.C.V.K. quickly sold out when they released on June 12, 2010. We are currently missing the black/blue/white version on the wikipedia, if you own them be sure to add them!