Reebok Basketball has recently made a groundbreaking move by appointing none other than Shaquille O’Neal as the President and Allen Iverson as the Vice President. This dynamic duo is set to revolutionize the brand and take it to new heights. But that’s not all – Reebok has also announced exciting plans to commemorate one of its most iconic basketball shoes from the ’90s: the Reebok Pump Vertical.
The Reebok Pump Vertical rose to fame alongside Marlon Wayans in the movie “Above the Rim” and also graced the feet of Penny Hardaway in “Blue Chips”. Now, in honor of its 30th anniversary, this legendary sneaker is making a comeback at the end of October.
The “Above The Rim” capsule collection pays homage to Reebok’s undeniable impact during the golden era of basketball culture. The Pump Vertical will lead the way, featuring the same sleek “Black/White” colorway that Bugaloo wore in the film. With jet-black synthetic nubuck overlays and crisp white accents, this shoe captures the essence of ’90s basketball style. The classic ATR embroidered branding on the heel and tongue, along with the vintage Pump technology, complete the iconic look.
Mark your calendars, because the “Above The Rim” collection is set to drop on October 27th, with the Pump Vertical retailing for $160. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the detailed imagery of this legendary sneaker.
In other news, the highly anticipated Air Force 1 “Ducks of a Feather” is releasing on October 20th via the GOAT app. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest kicks and sneaker releases.