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Eastbay Memory Lane // Reebok Basketball Classics From 1996

words // Zack Schlemmer

Everybody is excited about this year’s re-releases of Reebok Basketball classics like the Kamikaze II and Shaqnosis, but what about these other forgotten gems from this Eastbay page from December 1996? Will they get any love?

To the delight of many sneaker collector’s the new Reebok Classics line has been going strong so far with re-releases of some of Reebok’s favorite models in original colorways like Allen Iverson’s Question and Answer IV, the Twilight Zone Pump and most recently Shawn Kemp’s Kamikaze II.  Shaquille O’Neal’s classic Shaq Attaq and Shaqnosis models are both on the way, as well, later this year.  We are all grateful to finally have a chance to own these 90’s basketball treasures, but this small taste has left many of us now wanting even more!  Perhaps Reebok Classics could use this page for some inspiration?

This page from ’96 is chock-full of awesome Reebok models from right after the time of the iconic Kamikaze II and Shaqnosis.  You’ll see later signature models for both Shawn and Shaq with the Reignman’s Aftershock and the similar Shaq Dunkmob, along with Shaq’s model from right before that: the big and beefy Preacher.  On the bottom half of the page are three more certified classic models featuring the bold designs Reebok was known for with the Icepick, Triple Deuce and Glenn Robinson’s Prophet.

Which of the models on this page would you like to see return in the current Reebok Classics line?

11 Comments

  • jason martinez:

    1. bring back the preacher for sure in wht/ice.
    2. the aftershoq kemps in both og colorways.
    3. the triple deuce seems will do good with modern materials.

    Stuff not on list but need a retro:
    1. reebok shroud. picture them in bright coloways!
    2. reebok reignman ll. The og wht/green colorway.
    3. reebok rush. these were right after the ES 22’s

  • Jason…any chance you have a pair of black Preachers in Shaq size 22?

  • bring back all these. period.

  • Jason Martinez:

    LOL, I’m sorry Brandon!

    Man, It’s one of the few sneaker related mistakes I regret. You should write an article on them to drum up some attention because these need a retro.

  • You know, I think I’m much happier just complaining about it for all these years. haha.

    I’m all for a fresh pair of Preachers though. I’m going to tweet Swizz about it forever.

  • Jason Martinez:

    LOL, thanks for the torture.

    Yes! Do it till he either blocks you or tells you they’re coming out soon. Oh, and no more gumsoles please.

  • BRING THEM ALL BACK,make them ALL TEAM SHOES except the floorshows,hydro,and kingpin

  • Rickson:

    Reebok bring the triple deuce, Kamikaze 1 and dunk mob and other old school shoes

  • NtlaNgandi:

    Bring back the Triple Deuce pleeeeeeeeeeeease!

  • Brau PrX:

    Around 97-98, Reebok made a sneaker model that looked like the AJ11 concorde, do you know the name of that kicks??? i’m driving crazy searching for them!!!! Instead of mesh was leather and nubuck. Please help me!!!

  • rantanamo:

    Man, I had those white After Shoks. Great shoe for just playing ball. Not the lightest in the world, but always felt great. I remember how clear the sole looked in Eastbay, but when I got them, it was more blue just like the Dunkmobs. Would get them again in black if they came out again.

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