Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 12:18 pm  |  31 responses

Gallery: Allen Iverson Kicksology

The Question, The Answer and…The Answer.

In light of today being Allen Iverson’s birthday, and in honor of the release of SLAM 150, we thought we’d take you back through the undersized dude’s sneaker career. There are also some sketch pics that went with the later model Answers. Check them out and tell us what your favorite Iverson sneaker was, from both a physical deal and from a performance perspective.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    First 2 were dope and then Reebok dropped the ball like whoa.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    The first Answers in the black/gold were the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn on the court. I wish I had bought more than one pair since I can’t find them anymore. Still have Questions to this day.

  • Greg

    I’ll second that. I even liked the black color way of the third, the signature looked dope, but after they get decidedly average. Those DMX commercials were sick back in the day though.

  • Jer dawg

    Looking back now, I think most of his shoes were quite phenomenal. Not all, but most. The X are sick. The answer 2 which had the dmx and 3D sole. Sweet.
    Questions up until 4 were great. 6, 9, 11 were average, but the 7&8 were good looking IMO. Thx Slam for posting those up. Memory lane.

  • Jer dawg

    I’ll add, even some Jordans weren’t as receptive until much later after everyone digested it all.
    IX, X of Jordan line was average from the release time. XIV, XV were awful, too. I guess XV is worst of entire line. It’s uniqueness nobody bought into. XiX, XXI, XXII weren’t popular either. So, looking at Reebok and what Iverson did was phenomenal. People don’t get XII signature shoes if they weren’t pretty good.

  • Jeremy

    I miss him so much. Wish he had been given a fair second chance in Philly to put up 25/ game again.

  • Roberto

    My favorite shoes of all time were the Answers. I had got a pair in each of the three original colors because they were so comfortable and were sweet looking.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    The Question easily falls into the Top 5 Best Hoop Shoes. Which slot, I don’t know, but it’s definitely in there. Sadly, it was all downhill for Chuck’s sigs after that though.

  • http://vandelay-industries.org Art Vandelay

    Dear SLAM, I am missing the Answer IV…you may remember, those with the zipper…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Answer IV and V were both insanely cool, and almost as iconic as the Questions for me. And the 12′s look really nice.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Happy Festivus, Art.

  • cramzy

    i forgot how dope ai shoes were. The A5′s were my favorite. I had those in 3 different colorways.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    where Im from everybody wanted those AI 5 shoes, Iverson was the man in the hood.

  • iLL wiLL

    The Question and the Answer 1 were the best. Hands down. The rest were booty cheeks. With cellulite.

  • Bloxton

    They left out the one shoe he was wearing when he went to the Finals. The 5′s were garbage. The Questions and the IVs were hands down the best.

  • gibe20

    co-sign art…

    slam can you put up a picture of AI wearing jordans? during his college years…

  • Gus

    no wonder why he had knee problems and an early retirement, all of these shoes are problems for the feet and the balance of the body

  • Will Lee

    AI 1-5 were dope. Then reebok might have hired Fila’s designers

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/kicks/2011/06/gallery-allen-iverson-kicksology/ rnibbs20

    best iversons ever made in my opinion and probably the most comfortable reeboks ever besides the reebok classics


    The most stylish n my opinion were the 1st Answers, especially n red. I still got them, but n black. And the commercial for those shoes where they have A.I. w/the crossover was dope. The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and still also own 2 this day, r The Answer 5′s.

  • Don

    still killing myself for not buying those 11s…

  • Hobbes

    Bought Q1 to Answer 5, and 5′s the best in my opinion.

  • jumpman

    The Answer 5′s were the shiet! only the cool kids had these back in the days!

  • el_larsen

    the answer 8 are so great

  • marlon

    im very proud to be an iverson fan. actually i have THE ANSWER kicks which he wore during the 2001 NBA Finals! I Love My Answer Kicks…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I’ve had two A.I. shoes. The Questions and the Answer 6s

  • Yann Blavec

    I really like the Answer 9. i would like them to be re-released.

  • http://na alfonso

    i like the question and answer XIII hope reebok retro the answer III,IV,VI,VIII,IX


    i am so upset with slam, how could you leave out the IV;s?

  • RBK Reka

    AI is the reason why RBK is my brand of choice.
    I still wear RBK in his honor.