We gave the Internets an exclusive first look at the Reebok Answer 4.5, a new sneaker for Allen Iverson that is inspired by his iconic arm sleeve. Now, we’ve got release dates, pricing information, and a detailed look.
In order to pay homage to one of the most recognizable accessories in the history of basketball, Reebok designer Craig Howard cut up the fan-favorite Answer 4 so that it could accommodate the new neoprene inner sleeve.
The Reebok Answer 4.5 features a leather upper, modern speed lacing system secured with rope laces, and repeat Iverson I3 branding up the throat. A.I.’s face is featured underfoot while Iverson branding hits the heel. While playable, the Answer 4.5 only features EVA for cushioning.
According to a source that spoke with WearTesters on the condition of anonymity, the Reebok Answer 4.5 will release in Hong Kong on August 29 for $130 so expect the shoe to hit the U.S. in late-August — early-September. However, it is likely that the shoe will retail for $140 USD when it comes Stateside, and it is set to debut in mainland China in October. We’ll update you when we have a confirmed Stateside release date.
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