On what will be a HUGE day in basketball (have you seen Yao lately?!), Reebok sees three of its greatest athletes inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame. To celebrate, Reebok is releasing ‘Celebrate’ colorways of the Question Mid and the Shaq Attaq, two of the most iconic shoes ever released.
In case you missed out, Reebok was on-par with Nike and blowing adidas off the court when these two athletes were drafted, and the brand didn’t miss a beat for most of the ’90s. Built like tanks with comfy Hexalite (the Question) and that super-dope carbon shank (Shaq Attaq — actually the first shoe to ever utilize carbon), the designs were killer and the technology was Don Julio. These versions are a little more premium than the retros we see today. If you don’t believe me, Reebok says:
“Made of premium Italian Pellegrini leather uppers in platinum metallic, the sneakers sport pale fold smooth leather accents on the heels (and the toe of the Question Mid) with deep debossed logo treatments and glove-soft chalk leather linings. The shoes are an homage to each of the player’s permanent mark on basketball and culture in general, but also serves as a thank you from both Allen Iverson and Shaq to their fans and supporters via messages on the insoles of both sneaker styles.”
Here are the letters both basketball icons wrote to their fans:
This induction is a tribute to everybody that helped me – my family, my friends, my fans. I want so much for the people that stuck with me through everything, I want them to feel good about it. I want them to feel like they’re Hall of Famers. Everybody that was with me throughout the ride, I want them to be proud of themselves for helping me get to such a high level. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Allen
It’s been a long journey in this game and I can truly say that I’ve loved every part of it. I set out to be the most dominant player ever, but stats don’t validate my career, the respect of my peers and love from the fans are my biggest validation. This induction is only a part of what makes my career so special, the other it you, the fans. Without your love & support, I would never have become the Big Diesel. From the bottom of my heart, I give you the big thank you. – Shaq
Both shoes are available now on Reebok’s site. Seeing the materials and how limited these will surely be, if you are a fan, you better hop on, even for the $275 price tag. To cop you pair(s) click here.
Be sure and share your favorite Shaq and Iverson moments below — let’s reminisce.