Reebok Pump – Original Design Process Retrospective

October 27th, 2009 by | 3 comments


reebok pump prototype8 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

When photos surfaced last week of the 20th Anniversary of Reebok’s iconic Pump basketball sneaker, many saw the heel release as a new feature.  While old sneakerheads may have realized it was like that back in ’89, even fewer know how RBK designer Paul Litchfield, whose credits also include Hexalite and ERS cushioning systems, came to the ultimate design.  Take a look at some really interesting photos after the jump, including several wacky prototypes like the one pictured above and a few good looks at exactly how Pumps provide extra support with their internal air bladder.  via SF

paul litchfield reebok pump 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

reebok pump design notes 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

Bladder patent2 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

Bladder patent 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

AirBladder 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective
reebok pump prototype2 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

reebok pump shot proto 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

reebok pump prototype6 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

reebok pump prototype7 1 570x379 Reebok Pump   Original Design Process Retrospective

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