Year Released: 1986

There was a time when the Reebok Phase 1 was as essential to high school cool as a Coca-Cola rugby shirt or an armful of Swatches. That time was the late ‘80s, when Reeboks soft leather creations had at least temporarily supplanted the high-tech basketball offerings that were still appearing on Foot Locker shelves. The Phase 1 was a bit more aggressive than the Workout or Ex-O-Fit, but still featured a butter-soft upper and a terrycloth liner that perfectly set off your three-button ‘gator or pony.