Before the release of Swizz Beatz’s latest sneaker with Reebok, the DMX Series 2000, we gave you all an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with its designer Xavier Jones. Now, the shoe has released in two new colorways.
“The design language and everything actually comes from Swizz Beatz,” designer Xavier Jones told WearTesters. “He was super involved and set the overall direction for the project…The design takes cues from organic shapes that build out the upper. The upper skeletal cage acts as a supportive add for the bootie and also as a productive layer.”
One of the most surprising things fans of Reebok saw in 2018 has been the return of the real DMX system, from the I-Pak in the DMX 1200 and DMX Daytona to the DMX10 system in the DMX Series 2000. We have already given you a first impression of the DMX Series 2000 — it’s a bouncy, fun sneaker that doesn’t look like anything else on the market.
We knew additional colors were coming but on Monday Finish Line gave us a surprise drop of the Parchment/Chalk and Black/Gravel colorways.
The DMX Series 2000’s one-piece sock uppers feature synthetic suede overlays with mesh cutouts and bungee lacing (you don’t really need the laces at all). The biggest feature is, of course, the midsole. If you have never worn a shoe with true DMX air-moving technology, just know it’s unique; the air in the bubbles moves from front to rear as the foot transitions through a normal step — it was truly ahead of its time in the ’90s and it still works today.
The two new colorways, as well as the first introductory releases, are available now at FinishLine.com for $140 each. Expect these new colorways to hit Reebok’s online shop soon.
Let us know if you are into the DMX Series 2000 below and if you weren’t, do these new colorways do anything to change your mind?
Images courtesy of Finish Line