Today, Reebok honors the life and creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames with the inaugural drop of a landmark collaboration: The Reebok x Eames Club C ‘Monotone Pack’ (Black & White)
The collection is the first-ever footwear range officially developed in partnership with and authorized by the Eames Office—the firm that began with Charles and Ray’s marriage and move to California in 1941 and continues today, run by the third generation of the Eames family.
Known for their ground-breaking furniture creations for Herman Miller and Vitra, the husband-and-wife team redefined post-war American design and shaped the 20th century with their playful yet purposeful sensibility. Eames design represents a belief that the objects in our everyday life should enrich our existence and transcend utilitarian function to connect with people on a personal level. The Eames adage, “Take your pleasure seriously,” reminds us that form and function are inseparable paths to joyous ways of living, making sneakers an ideal medium to celebrate the life and work of Charles and Ray Eames.
Made for everyday wear, the Reebok x Eames Black & White Club C ($120, GY1066/ GY1067) is pure and essential. In line with the Charles and Ray’s commitment to accessible design that responds to the needs of the user, these shoes pair perfectly with any wardrobe. The pack features heritage accents like original size tongue tags, squared-off window boxes, die- cut tooling, classic logos, and a restored internal arch bandage for enhanced fit and comfort.
The arch bears a custom Reebok x Eames print to integrate the partnership at a functional level. Grey soles and woven EAMES tags are subtle accents that speak to the industrial imperatives underlying the output of the Eames Office, while the insole bursts with a colourful triangle print as a tribute to Charles and Ray’s gifted eyes and the Eameses’ sublime mastery of detail.
Packaging for the Reebok x Eames Club C Collection is modelled after the Eames House— Case Study House No. 8—in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles. An example of egalitarian post war suburban architecture, the house embraces industrial innovation while retaining the warmth and human scale of a loving family home. Charles and Ray lived together in the Eames House until their passing. Today, it is a tribute to the couple’s design ethos and an exemplar of sustainable building.