In 1996, a 21-year-old Allen Iverson was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and signed to a signature sneaker endorsement deal that birthed the Reebok Question Mid. Over the course of the Virginia-native’s 14 seasons in the NBA, his footwear lineup delivered dozens of propositions, including budget-friendlier offerings to accompany Iverson’s mainline styles.
As the aforementioned Reebok Question continues to tease handfuls of new styles (and models like the Reebok Answer 1 are rumored to return in 2022), the Massachusetts-based brand has quietly launched the Reebok Solution Mid, a streamlined basketball sneaker inspired by Iverson’s original signature shoe. At a quick glance, the mid-top silhouette enjoys a number of details borrowed from Scott Hewett’s 26-year-old design – namely the toe area and pod-like “cutouts” on the midsole. Inaugural looks of the budget-friendlier sneaker include nods to the “Red Toe” pair “A.I.” wore throughout his rookie NBA season, as well as to the “OG Meets OG” collaboration with James Harden from Fall 2020; a third Solution colorway indulges in a stealthy execution perfect for both on and off-court sessions. Iverson and Reebok’s latest sneaker doesn’t boast the Hexalite or DMX-cushioning favored by #3, opting instead for reliable EVA foam, but it unquestionably continues building on the partnership’s storied legacy.
Enjoy product shots of the debut Reebok Solution Mids here below. Pairs are now available at DSW, Famous Footwear and other retailers for $80 USD each, while a Reebok.com launch will take place in March.
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