Established 1895 in Bolton, England
By Joe & Jeff Foster
Reebok is a global athletic footwear and apparel company, operating as a subsidiary of Adidas since 2005. Reebok produces and distributes fitness, running and CrossFit sportswear including clothing and footwear. The clothing line includes t-shirts, hoodies and pants among other items.The brand has also collaborated with other companies to produce fitness equipment and workouts. It is the official footwear and apparel sponsor for Ultimate Fighting Championship, CrossFit, Spartan Race, and Les Mills. Reebok was established as a companion company to Joseph William Foster, founded in 1895 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. In 1958, in Bolton, two of the founder's grandsons, Joe and Jeff Foster, formed a companion company "Reebok," having found the name in a South African dictionary won in a running race by Joe Foster as a boy. The name is Afrikaans for the grey ryebok, a type of African antelope.