History of Reebok
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The Colin Cole Panthers Jersey shoes were not available to the American market until 1979 when the American Paul Fireman ran across Reebok shoes at an international trade show. When Reeboks were first released in the United States, they cost 60 dollars and were the most expensive running shoes being Greg Olsen Jersey sold at that Thomas Davis Jersey time.
Reebok really took off in the Authentic Melvin White Jersey 1980's when women's athletic Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey footwear hit the market. While companies like Nike still dominated Reebok when it came to running shoes, Reebok Graham Gano Jerseywas the lion among the competitors when it came to aerobics. The Reebok Freestyle was released in 1982 (high top version in 1985), and it quickly became a cultural sensation. The male version Melvin White Jersey of the Freestyle, dubbed the Ex O Fit, followed soon after. With bright colors and Velcro straps, the Freestyle and Ex O Fit helped to define 80's fashion.
During the 1980's Reebok's popularity exploded into international markets, with the brand ultimately becoming available in over 170 countries. In the last decade, Reebok has made partnerships with the National Authentic Dwan Edwards Jersey Football League, the National Basketball Association and the Colin Cole Jersey National Hockey League. Spokespersons for the brand included the likes Dwan Edwards Panthers Jersey of Jay Z, Lucy Liu and Allen Iverson.
In January 2006, Reebok was bought out by adidas and became a subsidiary of the Melvin White Panthers Jersey company. Adidas, which was formally one of the biggest competitors of Greg Olsen Panthers Jersey Reebok, paid $3.8 billion. Later that year in November the National Basketball Association Authentic Thomas Davis Jerseyand Women's National Basketball Authentic Graham Gano Jersey Association decided to replace Reebok branding on their merchandise with adidas because adidas is better known outside of US and UK markets than Reebok.