Seaport district design highlights shoemaking legacy
REEBOK FLAGSHIP STORE | Boston, MA
size: 7,600 sf
completion: October 2017
photos: Shawmut Design and Construction
Shop! member Shawmut Design and Construction contributed to the general contracting
TURNING THE TIDE, THIS REFINISHED SPACE REVEALS A DESIGN THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE BRAND’S LEGACY by blending technology, customization, and localization inside a historical property where ships were built during World War I.
The flagship store, on the ground level of the company’s headquarters in the city’s Seaport District, marks the 15th location Shawmut has built for Reebok over the past 12 years. Completing the project involved extensive refinishing of the space’s industrial elements, such as the century-old concrete ceilings and flooring.
“Reebok is an iconic American brand and it was an honor for our team to play a part in the evolution and expansion of its legacy by building this new flagship,” says Greg Skalaski, VP of retail at Shawmut Design and Construction. “We’re proud to unveil a unique retail experience in Boston that nods to both Reebok’s heritage and its future.”
Exclusive experiential elements reflecting the company’s mission include a YourReebok Customization Shop, where craftsmen handmake custom sneakers for customers. Technological features include state-of-the-art enhanced digital displays and a structural steel rig system supporting an LED screen to display footwear. Custom millwork also displays products exclusive to Boston, alongside the brand’s classic assortment.