In November of 2017, Reebok and Allen Iverson met to discuss designs for an upcoming I3 Legacy Collection that would celebrate A.I.’s historic sneaker line with Reebok. Now, samples of those efforts have leaked online.
The new shoe, which does not have a public name yet, was created by a talented young designer at Reebok. It rides atop the tooling from the comfortable Reebok Answer I and sports aesthetic influence from the beautiful Answer 3.
Like many of the basketball models of the era, this I3 Legacy shoe is coated in premium leathers. Branding is embossed at the tongue and down the leather strips that shroud the lacing system. That lacing system appears to be derived from the Reebok Question. Behind the tongue is embroidery that reads “The Strong Survived” while Iverson’s signature is featured on the side of the shoe.
When we spoke with Todd Krinsky, GM at Reebok Classic, in December of last year he said to expect the I3 Legacy Collection at the back half of 2018. Some small changes are being made between the late samples you see here and the final version of the shoe. Of course, we’ll keep you updated when the final shoe surfaces.
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