THE HIVE MIND:
HUMMEL HIVE DROP REACH LX6000 SHOE

Premium vegan leathers and mesh detailing to boot.

Hummel has always been rooted in football and handball, right from its inception in 1923. Design-wise, though, the Danish brand hasn’t always played ball. It’s always done its own thing, swerving past the norm and striking the sweet spot between neat and playful, dead-on.

Now, the brand’s back with the Reach LX6000, a handball-inspired shoe fusing heritage with that special Scandi touch that we’re all mad about right now. It’s unashamedly retro, arching back into the archives for a look that’s serving up eighties exercise video (in the best way possible).

We’re really excited about the materials they’ve used for this silhouette. For starters, the body is a blend of soft microfiber and vegan leather, meaning the plant-based among us can get involved without cause for concern.

They also are kitted out with reflective laces and silicone underlays, which look as cool as they sound. You’re free to choose between three colour options, blending their usual reds, whites, blues and blacks in funky, spunky stylings.

The shoe is part of the brand’s mission to create a sustainable company with sports still at the forefront, using more eco-friendly materials and supporting positive change. That’s a game-changer, we reckon.

Hummel’s usual chevrons are in play, too, which makes us day-dream about that 1989 Real Madrid kit. Hummel’s homage to heritage is a winner, as far as we’re concerned – let’s hope they have more bangers tucked away in their archives…

Find out how to shop the collection online here.

Words by Kyle MacNeill

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