Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 2:09 pm  |  34 responses

Reebok To Re-Release The Question

The Answer revisits The Question. And you can too.

by Chris O’Leary Reebok Question re-release

When Allen Iverson suits up for the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night against Denver, the throwback feeling will run from head (AI’s braids and jersey) to toe, in the form of his first signature sneaker from Reebok, the Question.

To commemorate Iverson’s return to Philly, Reebok has set their main man up with the shoe he rocked as a rookie. He’ll be wearing the white and red Question on Monday in front of the fans in Philly as they cheer him on in against the team he left the club for in 2006.

Just like Iverson has shaped the culture of the game for a generation, his first shoe has done the same. More than any other sneaker Iverson has worn in his tenure with Reebok, the Question has become a staple for sneakerheads, whether they wear the shoe on the court or off of it.

The shoe isn’t just exclusive to AI, either. It’ll release in a limited quantity on Saturday and will be available at Foot Locker. If the supplied photo is any indication, an all-black version will be dropping too. Below is a statement from Reebok:

“Reebok is thrilled Allen Iverson will be returning to Philly to reunite with the team and fans who helped make him the 10-time All-Star he is today.  Allen has a very special relationship with Sixers fans that have always stood by him throughout his career.  Allen has been an important member of the Reebok family since he joined the NBA in 1996, the year he debuted his first Reebok basketball shoe – The Question.  Allen enjoyed a tremendous career with the Sixers wearing the Question and subsequent Answer series, scoring an average of 27 points through more than 10 seasons.  In honor of Allen’s highly anticipated return to the Sixers, Reebok is launching a special, limited-edition collection of the original white/red Question.  The first time Allen wore the Question was with the Sixers, so it is fitting that the return of the shoe comes with Allen’s return to his team.  Allen will wear the Question during his first home game. We know Philly fans will enjoy watching his distinct style of play that makes him the one and only Allen Iverson. As always, Reebok is behind Allen every step of the way.”

And since we’re in throwback mode, enjoy this retro clip of a rookie AI doing his thing in his Questions.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Awesome timing. Thanks Chris.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I swear they JUST retro-ed these. But ah wells, perfect timing (again) I guess.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    I don’t know if these shoes have ever really left the stores, niQ. But if there was a pair of white/red and white/blues available to me at all times, I wouldn’t complain.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    that cross is just NASTY. so fluid, so fresh.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Im’a fan. Buy me two purr. I need two purr.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    If I had an extra 100 lying around I’d cop them.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Reebok re-releases these every summer. Now it’s the winter’s turn?

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    I would take one purr, myself. The thing that I love about that video, aside from the crossover is that Bill Wennington is wearing white/black Jordan XII’s. Bill Wennington!

  • Still ballin

    Jordan is always famous from that crossover..the answer is back!!

  • tavoris

    “Just like Iverson has shaped the culture of the game for a generation”

    I’d like to see anybody dispute that.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    one quibble. Iverson didn’t “leave” the Sixers. He got traded.

  • LA Huey

    @Allenp, I thought he demanded a trade. Basically the same thing.

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  • tavoris

    @LA Huey-Iverson gave the same “upgrade the team, you idiots” demand that Wade & Lebron have given over the past 2 or 3 seasons.

  • Hussman25

    No need to buy these… Sill got mine when re released back during the Finals run in 2001; that makes bout 8 yrs old… And they still look great; Ive worn them no more than 20 times since 2001; Classic Shoe; will buy these though again; this time NEVER TO WEAR on my feet… Welcome Home Chuck!

  • c spence run

    AI in his ‘Questions’, Jordan in his XII’s. To me this video says that Reebok makes a better sneaker. Simply not true!

  • c spence run

    AI in his ‘Questions’, Jordan in his XII’s. To me this video says that Reebok makes a better sneaker. Simply not true!

  • http://www.slamonline.com WillieG

    does anybody know any details like how much the price is or where its being released?

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    One quibble… AI forced his trade, isn’t that the same as leaving for all intents and purposes?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Depends on how you define “forced.”
    For an example, see Kobe Bryant.

  • str8 from samoa

    dam im gettin me a pair when these drop.. sweet azz footlocker!!!haha

  • str8 from samoa

    and a second pair too!! haha

  • dmonz

    if he retires they should RETIRE his #3 LEAGUE WIDE!!

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  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Still ballin Posted: Dec.3 at 3:10 pm
    Jordan is always famous from that crossover..the answer is back!!
    You think this cross over makes Jordan famous…this cross over. Jordans fame and heralded Numero Uno status is linked to this cross over. epic. failure. recognised.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    I’d like to see the TRUE original Questions come back…you know, the ones with the pearlized toe cap. The real OGs with the pearlized red toe caps were realized in very limited quantities, while the blue pearlized Qs were a major retail release.

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    I didn’t know that reebok still existed. good for them

  • NDP

    Reebok Marketing Meeting — “Alright guys, we need to put out a statement about AI returning to Philly, and I want to make sure EVERY sentence starts with ‘Allen.’ Understood?”

  • http://www.raptors.com LeeVan

    I rocked the low-cut Questions w/ the blue pearlized toe cap back when they were first released. Those shoes got plenty of positive attention on the streets of the ‘burbs.
    The ones w/ the yellow nubuck(?) toe-caps, however, would have been better served to high-light(ya, I’m Canadian) grade school homework assignments than to be worn on anybody’s feet.

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    @Chris O’Leary – Bill wore AJs for medical reason, as did Luc Longley if I’m not mistaken…

  • http://voteforperk.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    @Still Ballin’: If you think this is what MJ is famous for, you may want to Google him young fella’. lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/clearheatvision raj

    According to this (as well as closeups during the game), it seems he didnt wear them as Reebok promised :(


  • Greg

    I want these so bad but i’m a size 14 and can’t find them anywhere bigger than a 12. Not on foot locker, eastbay, champs, anywhere. If anyone knows where I could let me know.