Upcycling queen Nicole McLaughlin has amassed a global fanbase for her deftness in creating something out of nothing. Drawing curious onlookers, fellow DIYers, and the world’s top creatives, McLaughlin’s ability to fashion used goods into actual wearable fashion has rendered her services indispensable to the culture, and the roster of partners she’s worked with, both in the sneaker and apparel industry, is proof that she’s truly revolutionized the way brands create product.
With her beginning roots starting at the Reebok corporate offices, this presumed collaboration between brand and individual makes plenty of sense. Revealing a teaser on her Instagram Stories, Nicole reveals a Reebok shoe covered in a grid nylon, with reflective piping and a stacked midsole. The shoes likely have some sort of functionality for climbing and the outdoors based on the carabiner hidden behind a mesh layer as well as McLaughlin’s own enthusiasm for that type off activity.. Concretely stamping the collab is obviously the stripe that cuts across the tongue and into the ankle.
Whether these are a one-off sample or her own shoe will likely be revealed soon, so stay tuned.