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In the pantheon of terrible things to happen in 2020 — coronavirus, murder hornets, that BBC Live Lounge rock cover of “WAP” — a hypothetical Reebok Instapump Fury that doubles up as a Chelsea boot sounds like it would rank right up there. But wait! What if such a thing did exist? And what if it actually wasn’t bad? Step aside, Maison Margiela.
The bonkers hybrid footwear arrives in various colorways, but if you ask us, it’s all about the black leather version that looks like a Blundstone gone rogue. If you’re in the market for a workhorse sneaker for fall, the kind that sneers disdainfully at even the iciest of pavements, then look no further. It features the classic split sole unit — chunky enough to offer support but not ostentatious as to be rendered unwearable with dress trousers — as well as a heel tab on the back for ease of access. Side GORE webbing completes the smart but sporty look, ensuring your feet will remain dry in even the most inclement weather.
Which type of person would gravitate towards this kind of shoe, you might ponder. Frustrated office drones who remain mindful of straying too far from the company dress code policy? Edgy Berlin kids? YOU?! Find out more about the $110 shoe over at Rakuten.