Reebok partners with AEW to release a sneaker in the memory of Brodie Lee

July 2024 will mark the arrival of the AEW x Reebok Classic Leather "Brodie Lee" model.
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In a thrilling collaboration, All Elite Wrestling and Reebok recently joined forces to create a limited-edition pair of Pump Omni II sneakers inspired by the dynamic duo, The Young Bucks. Following the successful debut of their first collaborative sneaker, the two companies are gearing up to release their next highly-anticipated joint venture, a tribute to a beloved, late All Elite Wrestling (AEW) talent.

Jon Huber, known to fans by his various monikers - Luke Harper in the WWE and Brodie Lee in AEW - was a towering figure in the world of professional wrestling, whose imposing physique was matched only by his kind and compassionate spirit. Making a name for himself on the independent circuit during the 2000s, Huber soon found himself working for the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, the WWE. There, he would take on the Luke Harper name and debut on the main roster as a member of The Wyatt Family in 2013. Huber would spend seven years in the WWE, with accolades including three tag team title reigns (one NXT, two Smackdown) and a short reign as the Intercontinental Champion.

After being granted his release from WWE in 2019, Huber would soon find work in a rising promotion called All Elite Wrestling in 2020. In AEW, Huber would return to his popular indy moniker of Brodie Lee or Mr. Brodie Lee as his stablemates in The Dark Order would refer to him. In the Summer of 2020, Brodie Lee would defeat Cody Rhodes to become the AEW TNT Champion, later dropping it back to him in the Fall of 2020. This would mark Brodie's final AEW appearance, later taking time off to recover from an undisclosed illness.

Unfortunately, this illness (later revealed to be idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) would prove a lot more serious than people thought, as Huber would die on December 26, 2020, at the age of 41. Huber's passing would send shockwaves across the pro wrestling scene, with his peers in AEW, WWE, and the independent circuit paying tribute to his honor. Nearly four years later since his passing, Huber's memory will forever be etched in the history books with a sneaker modeled after his character, Brodie Lee.

The AEW x Reebok Classic Leather "Brodie Lee" boasts a unique design that blends suede and leather on the upper. The majority of the shoe is cloaked in sleek black tones, with a pop of vibrant purple on the heel and tongue tag. These purple accents pay homage to Brodie Lee's affiliation with The Dark Order. A distinctive touch can be found on the lateral collar, where AEW branding takes center stage, while the tongue tag proudly displays The Dark Order's emblem. A heartfelt tribute to Lee's Dark Order moniker of "The Exalted One" is inscribed on the tongue. The midsole showcases a harmonious blend of purple and grey hues, with a thoughtful nod to Brodie Lee near the heel. The outsole completes the design, mirroring the black and purple color scheme and paying tribute to Brodie Lee's legacy.

The upcoming AEW x Reebok sneaker commemorating Brodie Lee adds another element to his everlasting legacy.

Fans can look forward to July 1st, 2024, when the AEW x Reebok Classic Leather "Brodie Lee" is set to drop online and in-store at chain sports retailer Champs, where it will be available in men's sizes, and a starting retail price tag set at $90.