May 14, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 45
Shaquille O’Neal ended his Hall of Fame career playing in Peak sneakers after several years in Starters/his own Shaq brand, but before the Big AARP left RBK, he’d successfully broken the curse of the big man signature. Models like the Shaq Attaq and its sequel along with the Preacher Ice are among the most coveted for a retro run, and those might indeed be on the way judging by this slightly altered form of arguably the most famous. This new take on the Reebok Shaqnosis is similar to what Swizz Beatz did to Shawn Kemp’s Kamikaze and the Preacher-turned-Sermon, but its new Hexalite-heavy design will undoubtedly have purists screaming for the original. Let us know what you think and if you’d rather see the OG Shaqnosis than this revision, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for release info. via Defy
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Been waiting for the Shaqnosis for SOOOOOO long. No.1 classic to be retroed. But when i saw this in the SneakerFreaker mag(which is where you stole these pics from)... i choked, these "Revisions" are an abomination. WHY? Where is the original retro? Did you have "Swizz Beatz" design these or something? It looks like it, coz they are the modern version of ugly. You fail reebok. So bad.
These are Terrible Why ruin something with a fake version ? First the Kemp now the Shaqs? Swizz Beats is good at beat making I guess Reebok thought cuz Kanye did a good job with designing nikes that Swizzy would be just as good. Fail.
Wow... don't release this BS so it can take up space at your local Champs, Foot locker etc in the same damn 10 colors. RELEASE THE OG's and watch them FLY off shelves instead!!!! ....Especially the PUMPS.
WAIT WAIT WAIT, HOLD THE PHONE, THE SHAQ'S WERE CLASSICS???? THESE WERE WACK WHEN THEY CAME OUT AND EVEN WACKER NOW...THE ONLY GOOD THING REEBOK HAD WERE THE QUESTIONS...WE USED TO CLOWN THE FEW PEOPLE WE SAW WEARING THE OG'S, THEY LOOKED LIKE FAKE KAMAKAZEE'S...SMH @ SHAQ'S KICKS BEING CLASSICS... I AINT NEVER HEARD ANYONE SAY "DAMN , THEM SHAQ JOINTS ON POINT"...DONT THINK I EVER WILL IN PERSON EITHER...LOLOL
ahahahaha WOW is this a fuckin joke reebok?!?! Which knucklehead in your shitty company authorized this piece of shit? This is why you will never be neck to neck with Nike or Adidas.....
Reebok smh....Stop fucking around and release them like the originals. Same with the Nick Van Exel's aka Reebok Blast and the Kemp line.
yo swizz, you hear all that noise? now stop frontin' and give the retros like it is. enough of this hybrid shit.
If people dont take kindly to NIke making newer modifications to their kicks, then why would Reebok think it would be a good idea for them to do so? should have never fucked with them.
i'll take the ORIGINAL shaq pump, in the black and blue colorway. i'd take the white and blue also, but that black and blue was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT!
give us the OG's. gtfoh with this revision shyt. the shaq line and kamikaze line were better than any jordan those days. and yeah they were good performance wise too. dang its a pity to see reebok ruining these icons of the sneaker world...
I'm glad for the to close to OG Questions returning, but the Bok needs to stop revamping Retros, if I can't get retros instead of Retro pluses, I don't want them!
they dont even look like da OGs... i did have a pair in middle school tho. Back when reebok was on point lol
naaaaaaaa these dont compare to the original, i will cop these because i would have no choice this is my favorite sneaker growing up. It just doesnt compare to the Original
Come on Reebok! Take a page out of Nike's book and get the retro's coming already!! These are gonna sit on clearance racks, bring back the good stuff!
Reebok you're bringing back the Reebok Question in its true form, why do the opposite for the Shaqnosis? Don't ruin these. Please.
Good job Reebok. Just wished you would have stayed true to the original. But hey, beggars can't be choosers. Good for the peeps who still got the OG
I was on your side until I stumbled across the "shaq and the kamikaze line were better than any jordan those days" part.
I am a Jordan head too though. Let's say they were more appealing those days than Jordan X's. And yeah my fave J's are the Concords and I'm not a hypebeast. I can say that Reebok got me into the game and Jordan made me stay forever. Reebok was big back then though.
This second comment is spot-on. I won't/can't say that any series is 'better' than Air Jordan. To me, that's not even up for debate. BUT I remember being about nine years old when MJ first retired. Shaq was such a versatile talent and so popular with kids that the OP's statement indeed reflects at least part of what was going on in the early-mid '90s. But the OG Shaqnosis happened to be up against a freight train of a Nike Basketball lineup that year, so it's only natural that some sneakerheads will remember this as their favorite, especially given that underdog context.