Reebok Classics the trainer of choice for burglars

13 February 2010

15547716 If you’re sitting reading this with a pair of Reebok Classic trainers on your feet, we imagine you’re not too far away from a hooped jersey, a facemask and a swag bag, readying yourself for a good old burgling session in a bit.

Or at least that’s the lazy conclusion that we’ve drawn from a piece of research that we’ve half-read on this slow, sluggish Saturday. Apparently, more than one in two housebreakers (pictured right) favour the Reebok Classic (pictured left) over any other type of footwear, according to researchers at the University Of Leicester

6a00d83451586c69e2011570667cc6970b-320wiWeirdly, unemployed burglars wear trainers worth an average of £67 while those who hold down jobs when they’re not breaking into people’s houses have footwear that cost an average of just £48. The findings did not determine whether or not the burglars had paid for the trainers or just nicked them. Hmmm…

If you’re not a burglar and you’re sitting reading this with a pair of Reebok Classic trainers on your feet, your footprints are all over crime scenes across the country and there’ll probably be a constable knocking on your door at some point in the near future.

If you work in Reebok’s PR department – not the best piece of research you’ve ever read is it?

9 comments

  • andy y.
    Burglars are the last British entrepreneurs.
  • WantonD
    No, they are pikeys and chavs and the their foot-ware of choice is the Reebok Classic.
  • andy y.
    The guy in the pic is wearing high heels
  • sdp
    Yeah, you're right. What's he been stealing? Closets to hide in?
  • charitynjw
    Nah - He's just a closet burglar.......
  • charitynjw
    Don't look like they've been niked, though!
  • Brad
    So what they are saying is Chav's/robbers (They tend to be the same thing!) like Classics? I could have told you this for nothing.
  • Why G.
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