words // Brandon Richard
Tomorrow, Reebok Classics will pay tribute to Shaquille O’Neal’s Laker career with an all-new ‘Escape From LA’ colorway of the Reebok Shaqnosis. The Shaqnosis was O’Neal’s signature for the 95-96 season, when he played for the Orlando Magic. Shaq would also wear Reebok signature product during his first two seasons with the Lakers, last lacing up the Shaq Reflection before launching the now defunct DUNK.net in 1999. This year, Shaq and Reebok came back together, re-releasing some of our favorite silhouettes from the 90s.
For today’s Eastbay Memory Lane, we take a look back at Shaq’s final Laker Reebok shoe, along with a few other forgotten gems from the brand’s late 90s basketball range. In comparison to previous Shaq sigs, the Shaq Reflection was a fairly simple design, highlighted by 3M reflective trim and suspended Hexalite cushioning. Also featured on this page is the Fuego, DMX cushioned Lightning and Shawn Kemp’s second Reignman shoe in two colorways.
The Shaq Reflection isn’t a shoe you see every day — any readers have a pair back in the day or still own one today?