words // Zack Schlemmer

The year was 2001 and Allen Iverson was at the height of his popularity, winning the NBA MVP honors and taking the Philadelphia 76ers to the Finals that year.  On his feet for that MVP season were the Answer IV, coincidentally one of the most popular signature models in his long line with Reebok Basketball. With its sleek and sweeping design featuring a zippered lace cover, it was the perfect shoe to compliment AI’s game.  The retro release of the Answer IV is now available from Eastbay in its black/white colorway.  Pick them up before they are gone again!

On this page we also have Steve Francis’ signature shoe: the Wink DMX.  Steve Francis, like Iverson, was one of the most electrifying players of the time. Apparently he thought pretty highly of the Wink (and himself) as you can see with his quote on the page: “The hottest thing to touch the Earth since I was born.”  Elsewhere we see an early re-release of Iverson’s always classic Question as well as various other long since forgotten Reebok models like the updated Pump, Flash DMX and Jasper DMX.