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Reebok International
Type Subsidiary
Industry Textile
When it was created 1958; 62 years ago (1958)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
People who started it Joe and Jeff Foster
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Area served Worldwide
Things made Sports clothing, footwear
Parent Adidas (2005–present)
Website reebok.com

Reebok (/ˈrbɒk/) is an English footwear and apparel company, subsidiary of German sportsgiant Adidas since 2005. Reebok produces and distributes fitness, running and CrossFit sportswear including clothing and footwear. It is the official footwear and apparel sponsor for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), CrossFit, and Spartan Race.

In 1958, Reebok was established as a companion company to J.W. Foster and Sons, founded in 1895 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. From 1895 until 1986, all Reebok apparel featured the U.K. flag. The Union Flag is featured on Reebok's "Classic" line of apparel.

The company's global headquarters are located in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., with regional offices in Amsterdam, Montreal, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.

In November 2016, Reebok announced they would be moving their headquarters from the Boston suburb of Canton to the innovation and design building in the seaport district of South Boston. The reasons for the move, according to the company, were to be located in an urban environment that is more desirable to millennial workers and to “clarify the roles” of United States offices. The move was completed in autumn of 2018.

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