With their first Reebok collaboration in over two years, Bodega brings a military aesthetic to the “U.S.B.D.G.A.” Drawing from a history of military nicknames assigned to specialized military divisions a la The Screaming Eagles, the Bodega unit are the “Killer Bee Stingers”. A purveyor of hidden gems and hard-to-find goods, Bodega styles itself as a special military unit, with this Reebok collaboration being a part of the unit’s uniform. Click through for release info and some more visual knowledge.
Featuring a desert camouflage mid-panel, the “U.S.B.D.G.A.” possesses two suede panels: a mustard suede perforated toe-box and a peanut butter suede heel cup. The heel tab is accented by a heel tab with tri-color stripes similar to stripes designated to enlisted members of the military. The Bodega logo, embossed on the tongue of the sneakers, compliments the pair with a subtle touch, while the name “Bodega Stingers” imprints the heels of the shoes to display the wearer’s allegiance. An off-white midsole and gum outsole accents the collaboration. Lastly, a Bodega patch stamps the left sole, featuring the division motto: Don’t Get Stung. An extra pair of red laces will be included in the box. An accompanying t-shirt featuring a bee pin-up girl, recalling the military aircraft nose art before the 1993 government order of gender- neutral decorations, is also included with the sneakers. The Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather Lux “U.S.B.D.G.A.” will release both online on Saturday, October 19th, at 12:01AM and in-store via raffle. The release will be available through raffle for ONLY in-store customers starting Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 11AM – entry is free and all winners will be contacted by Saturday, October 19th 2013. The raffle will close on Friday, October 18th 2013, at 6PM. Winners MUST come pick up their pair by 4PM on Saturday, October 19th 2013. The Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather Lux “U.S.B.D.G.A.” pack will retail for $130. Images: Stefan Kohli