Exclusive: The Reebok DMX 1600 Celebrates the Reebok Archive


Reebok designer Craig Howard — who WearTesters spoke to about another one of his recent designs, the DMX 1200 — has created another interesting sneaker: the DMX 1600. Here is everything you need to know.

“The goal was to celebrate our [Reebok’s] archive but do it in a new way,” Howard told WearTesters. “It has a DMX bladder for tech specs” continued Howard, so it should be comfortable.

Like the DMX 1200, the DMX 1600 flaunts aggressive lines, a bold look, and Reebok’s recently resurrected full-length DMX moving air technology. Inspired by the ’90s — perhaps the best time ever for Reebok’s design department — the DMX 1600 will come in a variety of interesting colorways…although it hasn’t arrived Stateside yet (and Reebok has made no mention of when that will be).

“In designing it I wanted the shoe to have motion,” Howard told WearTesters. “I wanted to create a wavy, flowing upper — similar to how Reebok used to create product in the ’90s.”

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Unlike the DMX 1200, the DMX 1600 features lots of leather with synthetics sprinkled in. It also plays with the overlays and underlays more than the DMX 1200, an effort to give it a vibrant and dynamic look. Moreover, the DMX 1600 rides atop the tooling debuted on the DMX Series 2000, which was designed by Xavier Jones.

There is still no word on when the DMX 1600 will make its way to the U.S. but the shoe is already available in several regions overseas. Let us know what you think about the latest in Reebok’s DMX series in the comments below.

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4 Comments

  1. Only thing I would be interested in is real dmx in the answer IV. Seriously, do they not think those would sell a lot more even at a premium than whatever else they put out with DMX?

  2. I bought the DMX Series 2000 and that midsole is super comfortable! Could walk around in them all day if it wasn’t made of some felt material that attracts dirt like crazy.

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