5 Reasons Best Of 2012: Reebok Questions: "This Is The First Time Ever We've Offered This White & Red Shoe--The One Allen Wore During His Rookie Season In '96"
Friday, Jan 25, 2013 9:30AM
[Today is SOHH's last look at 2012, and we're going out with a bang. Kids lined up at retailers across the country waiting to get the one-time release of the white and red Allen Iverson Reebok Questions. With approximately only 4,000 pairs distributed, sneaker heads hit the streets hard in search of the limited-release kicks. If you're still questioning whether the mile-long lines were worth the hassle, then we know you don't have a pair. And if you're regretting not making your way to the stores at midnight a few months back, Paul Fish, Director of Sales for Reebok Classics, is here to give you five reasons why you should.]
1. One-Time Only Event
This is the first time ever, outside of a very small launch in Philadelphia, that we've ever offered this white and red shoe--the one that Allen [Iverson] wore on the court during his rookie season in '96. We brought it back with the new buck toe, but this is the first time ever with the "pearlized" toe. For kids who want the original, original, this is the fist time with the "pearlized" toe.
2. Bet Your Friends Won't Have Them
The pairs are very limited. It's a one-time launch. We will not bring the shoe back for sure for the rest of this year, and for an indefinite period. It's a couple hundred stores around the country, and that's it. We expect a brisk sell through in a short amount of time.
3. The All-Star Of Basketball Shoes
This shoe has always been considered--on every list that's meaningful, as one of the top basketball shoes of all time. It has landed anywhere from No. 1 to No. 5 to No. 3. It always shoes up on the list of greatest basketball shoes period.
4. It's All In The Name--Allen Iverson
The Allen Iverson name, the pizzazz and swag that comes with that, is unmatched. Allen's one of those guys that has the same kind of swag and credibility that Jay-Z has in music. It's unwavering, and it's still as strong now as ever.
5. Make History
It's the chance to be a part of something really exciting. We think there's going to be a lot of exciting things to come after the launch of this shoe. It's going to be something really great that's going to build in general with Reebok Basketball and Reebok Classics.
You Decide. Will you be one of the lucky few to own a pair of kicks in basketball history?
SOHH/Reebok Questions Contest
Want a chance to win your pair of shoes? Here's what you gotta do:
2 - Beginning around 1 PM EST, check out SOHH's Twitter accounts for questions based on Paul's five reasons you should purchase these classic kicks. Make sure when replying you include the hashtag #SOHH5 and @ReebokClassics in your response. G'luck!