Eastbay Memory Lane: A Reebok Blast from the Past

words // Brandon Richard

Back in 1996, Reebok introduced the Blast Mid, a mid-cut performance sneaker equipped the brand’s Hexalite cushioning system. What characterized the Blast and gave the shoe its name was a unique contrasting flare design on the heel. The shoe was popular on courts during the 1995-1996 season and was most notably worn by then Los Angeles Lakers point guard Nick Van Exel. Why is this significant? This winter, Reebok has revamped the Blast with modern design and performance cues for all-new release now available at Eastbay.

The Reebok Classic Blast maintains the signature heel design of the original, but takes on an all-new tooling element similar to that of the Reebok Kamikaze III. This shoe features leather and mesh construction, an EVA midsole, double-window Hexalite cushioning and a carbon rubber outsole for traction. Celebrate history by adding the new Reebok shoes to your sneaker rotation today.

Available: Reebok Classic Blast

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