Interview With Reebok Shaq Attaq Designer Judy Close

January 20th, 2017 by

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Every sneaker brand big or small has certain models that are more important than the rest. Whether it’s a landmark in innovation, the shoe that made the company what it is today, or just an unforgettable design, some simply matter more. The Shaq Attaq is certainly one of these paramount sneakers for Reebok. Credited as the brand’s first official signature shoe, the Shaquille O’Neal’s first model helped propel the brand to heavyweight status in the basketball sneaker market throughout the 1990s, paving the way for their bold and unapologetic design language you’d later see evolve into models like Shawn Kemp’s Kamikaze line and Allen Iverson’s Question. Sure, the original Pump got the ball rolling, but it all really started in 1992 with the launch of the NBA’s newest, brightest, and definitely biggest star’s first signature shoe, the Shaq Attaq.

Ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Shaq Attaq in 2017, Reebok is ready to bring back the shoe in a wide range of colorways throughout the year, appropriately beginning with the iconic original “home” colorway worn by Shaq as he blew minds and tore down rims in his rookie season. So how did the Shaq Attaq come to be? We were lucky enough to sit down with the shoe’s original designer, Judy Close, to find out the whirlwind four-month process from signing Shaq after the ’92 NBA Draft to having a pair on his feet to begin the season in October.

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