While the Reebok Question is unquestionably the most popular sneaker associated with Hall of Famer and NBA style icon Allen Iverson, the Answer IV might be more significant to the history of the former MVP. The zippered sneaker, which first hit the market in 2000, coincided with AI’s most successful season in the NBA as he brought the Most Valuable Player hardware back to Philly while leading the underdog team to the NBA Finals to face the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers led by the gargantuan Shaq and legend-in-the-making in Kobe Bryant.
The Answer IV was one of the season’s most coveted basketball sneakers entirely due to Iverson’s global popularity. And the IV is tied to perhaps the most savage in-game moment in the game’s history – the infamous “step over” Tyronn Lue who, despite his best efforts, could not guard against Iverson’s smooth fadeaway jumper. The white/red/grey pair pictured here, which according to retailer DTLR is returning on March 12th, is not the colorway worn during that snippet of history, but it being an original should certainly garner interest.
With the Answer IV being off the market for nearly three years, it’s likely that Reebok has some plans beyond the retro issues. Could we see collaborations with BBC or Eric Emanuel, like we saw with the Answer V? We’ll see how this unfolds, but for now, mark your calendars for a March 12th release.
Updated March 25th, 2021: A release date is scheduled for April 9th, 2021.
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Reebok Answer IV
Release Date: Apr 15th, 2021 (Thursday)
Color: Flash Red / White / Mgh Solid Grey
Mens: $130 Style Code: FY9690
After MarketAvailable Now
EuropeJul 7th, 2021 (Wednesday)