Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm  |  211 responses

Win a Pair of Reebok, Iverson Answer Is (GIVEAWAY)

One classic sneaker, one lucky winner.

On Friday, the Answer I is making its return to retail. That’s right, originally released in 1997, the successor to the Reebok Question—and the first to bear Allen Iverson’s signature I3 logo—is hitting stores in its OG Black/Gold colorway. And we want one of you to get them first. For free.

Thanks to our friends at Reebok Classic, we’ve gotten our hands on a pair of size 9 Answer Is, and we want to give them away to one lucky SLAMonline reader.

So, want to win the pair of Answer Is we’re giving away? The rules of the contest are simple: 24 hours from now, one lucky person who comments on this post will be selected at random and awarded the sneakers.

Boom, just like that. (Remember these are size 9s!)

If you don’t win, you can always head to select retailers tomorrow  (Finish line, Foot Locker, Champs, etc) and pick up your own pair for $150.

UPDATE: A winner has been contacted. Thanks to all those who entered the giveaway.

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  • yskhoo

    Boom, just like that!

  • Daniel Abelson

    A.I. is the reason I love basketball. Would love a pair of Answer Is!!!

  • Kris Lawrie

    AI back!!

  • Grulez

    Black & Gold colorway are looking good

  • Heisenberg85

    I miss AI

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lkiki503 Lakisha Lockett

    A.I. been my favorite point guard since day one…

  • @believeland24x7

    Allen Iverson is one of the greatest to ever play the game, and I absolutely love his ReeBok shoes as well

  • AJ

    AI is the greatest little man to ever play this game. I had the Answer Is in Blue when I was 7 years old. Loved them more than any pair of Jordans I ever owned. I was dying for this re-release. I truly truly feel sorry for anybody too young to not have seen this guy play. I never got to see Isaiah or Tiny, but man…the Answer.

  • http://twitter.com/SandCreekN8V Arron

    ray allen&allen iverson…same draft class. Bring back a.i!!! class of ’96…IVERSON,nash,allen,bryant,marbury,etc…the best draft class in history!

  • ddobbs


  • JJ

    AI = GOAT

  • Hussman25

    All we have to Do is leave a comment… SOLD!

  • spit hot fiyah


  • 1982

    I had these.

  • j h

    ai the best ever, never had a pair of his shoes before, want em though!!

  • 1982

    size 9′s?

  • http://twitter.com/nsnichols Nate Nichols

    I love these shoes. I had them when I was a kid.

  • Lloyd

    They call me AI, We play hard and always looking to score!I want a pair of this shoes never had one before! Hopefully this time I will have one! #AI3

  • DannyAingesBarber


  • Candyman23

    I could use a pair of black and golds to match my OG white and reds!

  • Noah

    No answer for The Answer

  • Shavon

    This may be random but if you are reading this I need this kicks…and maybe even a sponsorship for my basketball team

  • 89

    I remember these I was in 6th grade, what kid didn’t want the cornrows and big ass diamonds in there ear. Plus a small guy with the biggest heart on the court. AI to this day can still average more than 20ppg! JS

  • Shavon


  • http://www.facebook.com/jawwad.hassani Jawwad Hassani

    Never had these before, iversons the best ever! Want these!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ludmilmatsoev Ludmil Matsoev

    hope i win em

  • Coyotewes

    AI we miss you

  • bubbachuck


  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I had these shoes 12 years ago.

  • uqk

    want one…plz :D

  • YMT

    A.I. had the bigest heart and I loved him for it!

  • jsloan

    Man I hope I win…AI is my favorite player ever

  • Exec76

    Heard these fit big so a 9 works out perfect.

  • kingsfan

    A.I was that dude back in the day, always breaking ankles and taking names.

  • Zamir

    I want

  • bringbackthesonics

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    i break ankles

  • Brad

    waddup huge AI fan here would love them

  • lakersfan83

    loved these commercials back in the day

  • CallumB-C

    Apparently you can only wear these shoes for games…no practice.

  • eddy

    love these sneakers

  • JDSF03

    AI is one of the best of all time, hes legendary just like his kicks…

  • Yknot

    If I win I’ll grow back my cornrows!

  • ari

    i wont them

  • Xena

    I`ve always been a huge Iverson supporter. I would love to see him back in the nba.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I wear a size 15….looks like my little bro is getting an early bday present!!

  • bryan c

    I’ll take them :D

  • ari

    please give them to me

  • ari

    pick me

  • Basir Jamil


  • mattsg

    Me me meeeee!

  • ari

    give them to me

  • boris

    you should get them

  • Luke Ezzo

    I better win

  • ari

    pick me!!!!!

  • p0ffy

    wtf size 9?? damn…

  • ari

    please pick me i have never one a contest

  • bob

    i hope you win

  • Chris Wang

    Chris Wang

  • LP @ThisisEther

    “jada and AI, make sure you go get the A5s”

  • Raiko Annus

    If I happen to win by some miracle, do you send these kickass shoes to Estonia ?

  • Unemployed

    my first love

  • jt_DopeSole


  • Akram J.

    Slam, I hope you and those from Reebok present them to me. It’d be cool if that would happen.

  • Danglez

    Hope I win. This is AI and I at MSG circa March ’98
    Shoutout to make a wish foundation for hooking it up.

  • Mariano

    I want ‘em!

  • Thomas Moran

    Q&A FTW.

  • http://twitter.com/___KingOfKings Sangi

    Oh boy i hope i win

  • http://www.facebook.com/aamir.khuller Aamir Khuller

    Dang… i want these soooooo bad. And I’m size 9 too, c’mon SLAM hook ya boy up

  • John

    This is wonderful! Good luck to everyone!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/m.opacinski Mateusz Opaciński

    keepin fingers crossed for myself

  • http://www.facebook.com/shema.gasana Shema Gasana

    my collection would be just crazy if i had these

  • Daniel Otero

    Got my fingers crossed on this one

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000936002322 Gregory Levi

    Send this pair to Brazil. FOR ME

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732515671 Larry Cybulski

    I want em :)

  • Paul

    me me me

  • http://www.facebook.com/baden.makutu Baden Jnr Kahn Makutu


  • http://www.facebook.com/sergio.gb.56 Sergio Gb

    I just need them

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.hendrix.50 Julie Hendrix

    Only the strong survive! size 9 is fine. Giving to my Son who plays PG Varsity/AAU Bball and went to A.I.’s camp~Thank-you he needs sneakers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DoduMarz Edmar B. Gomes

    The Answers will always be my favorite basketball sneakers. It’s the pair i had on the first time i ever dunked back in 97.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Perfect, size 9!

  • Brandon Mitchell

    Hopefully with all these re-releases of his shoes we get to see AI back on the court this upcoming season. Definitely have to get my hands on a pair of the Answer Is.

  • MichaelM

    i need those kicks!

  • Jay-swish

    the shoe with the infamous spin cross over.

  • UK J91


  • Roberto

    I will gladly take them


    My all time favorites, pick me!

  • Themba

    These shoes are coming to a court in sunny South Africa…on my feet.

  • Courtney

    I miss watching AI play ball. He was/is my all-time favourite!

  • the tony

    Thank you SLAM Magazine. I love you guys

  • davidR

    had these back in 5th grade. haven’t owned a pair of reeboks since. a pair of these would make a good comeback to the brand

  • carlo

    This Kicks is Hot and by the way i’m AI FAN!!

  • AfroThunder

    Dude had me wearing du-rags, rows, and shooting sleeves from grade 4 til grade 11. LOL I had to put a wristband at the top of the sleeve so it would stay up.

  • Jasmin

    i want

  • Paul Hansen

    Love Iverson! Love these kicks!

  • Seth

    The return of a classic.

  • Evan Harris

    Hope I win, I mean I did come up with the username Eyeverson :)

  • Max

    Got it.

  • David

    Uuuuuhhh… I win?

  • fromdasky

    this is for me even if i live in France

  • Chris MacDonald

    Sick shoes. Always have wanted them.

  • sammyb96

    Loyal SLAM reader and Iverson fan here…
    Still love both if I don’t win

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I’M SIZE 9!!! =)

  • SMILEy

    When i get these shoes I’ll Have it all like Monta ellis

  • fruizm

    I hate you!

  • kraken

    Pick ME! Hook it up

  • Ed

    send em to paris

  • Joshua Ray Ǝclevia Batacan

    sana manalo me! :)

  • Jub Al

    Sign me up!

    I still remember the commercial for these back in 97… Felt like just yesterday i was
    doing that spinorama crossover at school…. and getting my ball stolen over and over again LOL

  • Andre Fernandez

    Hope I win it! This is one of the classic shoes of AI. Will be always remembered for its crazy commercial and the introduction of DMX cushioning. Really a classic shoe from the Answer series.

  • Jeremy Daniel

    Basketball is my life. The first time I ever watched basketball was when I was 6 and had just found a love for the sport. We had a small box shaped t.v and my dad changed the channel and there was A.I, hitting two free throws, and eventually winning the game. I know people hate on him for his “practice speech” but he is definitely my favourite player, and I hope he makes it back to the league. His kicks would be nice, but win or lose, I’m still an A.I fan.

  • dannyssl23


  • Rob Stewart

    These were stolen from me back in 98′. SLAM, please restore mu soul(s)

  • Meilyn

    Please pick me! :)

  • yourdribbleizcookiez

    Slam, get like Spike Lee n just do the Right Thing. Need an addy or do you want me to just pick those bad boys up?

  • jay chau

    2001 eastern conference semi-finals; sixer versus my beloved hometown team Toronto Raptors. Man, what a series. I hated Iverson, but respected him on every level with the heart he showed each game.

  • The Seed

    AI took a no name team to the NBA Finals, upset my Lakers in the first game. AI will always be an AND 1 player who made it to the NBA, but he was great volume scorer. If only he liked practice, imagine where his career could have went.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhys.baidoo Rhys Baidoo

    NBA OG not changing my profile pic till iverson is back in the NBA

  • disqus_uzDFtpEwsS

    These were it back in HS… glory days

  • Kev

    I’d love to watch Iverson play in those shoes again!

  • Dragoş Şerban Pop

    I WANT THEM !!!

  • http://qr.net/Jobs100 Eliza Meehan

    Kᴇɴɴᴇᴅʏ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ Pʜɪʟʟɪᴘ`s ʀᴇᴘ0ʀᴛ ɪs ᴄᴏᴏʟ… ʟᴀsᴛ ᴛʜᴜʀsᴅᴀʏ I ɢᴏᴛ ᴀ ɢᴏʀɢᴇᴏᴜs BMW 5-sᴇʀɪᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ $5479 ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴀsᴛ 5 ᴡᴇᴇᴋs ᴀɴ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ ᴛᴇɴ-ɢʀᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴀsᴛ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ. ᴛʜɪs ɪs ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀsɪᴇsᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋ I ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ʜᴀᴅ. I ʙᴇɢᴀɴ ᴛʜɪs ғɪᴠᴇ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs/ᴀɢᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ʀɪɢʜᴛ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ᴇᴀʀɴᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ $77… ᴘᴇʀ-ʜᴏᴜʀ. I ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴛᴀɪʟs ᴏɴ ᴛʜɪs sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛғᴏʀᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴡᴇʙsɪᴛᴇ, Mojo50.cℴm

  • Sweetlou

    Watching A.I play at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 is what sparked my love of hoops. He will always be my favourite player, few if any could match the dude’s heart. It hurts me that things have gone the way they have for him, even if the fault is mostly his. I’m feeling Stephen A.’s remarks that he deserves another chance to play simply because he is Allen Iverson, he has earned that much.

  • Simbha

    Take me *_*

  • Jmlugtu12

    My Favorite player and favorite shoe. Need these and I’m a size 9!

  • Denzell Small

    I could put some inspirational crap in here or whatever, but screw it.. I want the shoes, and it would be awesome if I got them, if that’s not the case, well… too bad… But yeah.. pick me ;) haah

  • Batman

    No harm on trying eh?

  • Francisco Attié

    hope i can win…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sajjatam Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon


  • mike willis

    bmore giving to me

  • MarcoRafael

    Bubba Chuck. Practice. Crossover.

  • tealish

    Pick me! AI is my man!

  • J Blackburn

    I got a young one who could wear them one day in the future — in the year 20??! For reals though pick us!!!

  • L S

    Pick me!

  • Ellis Mayne

    These are awesome sneakers! I would love to receive them from SLAM, one of my favorite magazines.

  • Adrian Calata

    Let me win it, never had an Answer before….

  • logues

    i was such a fan of AI when i was younger that I started wanting to be called alan (it’s my middle name, and yes it is spelled differently than allen) instead of my first name

  • Chetan

    Bubba chuck is my favorite all time player. Been following him since his days as a Hoya.

  • Kihwan

    Hook me up

  • disqus_d1ZbLNT9EM

    As a Sixers fan, A.I. has always been my favorite player and I hope he turns his life around

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    So a.i better give me the sneakers once I become rich ima buy a team and sign him first thing ima do lol.

  • Thegfunk


  • skinnymoon

    thats cool, hopefully will get any luck

  • skinnymoon

    that model isnt the hottest, but hell it will do

  • skinnymoon

    AI AI still tryin, even all odds against

  • Jake JoeyTribb Brennan

    AI THE TRUTH BABE, ALL STAR GAME CATCHING OOPS!! AI’s heart and game all day over anyone, guy was always hated but his determination and talent made him a legend! That killer double cross is still one of the most dangerous moves on the court and he did it better than anyone!

  • AI

    Man if I could win these… Allen Iverson my favourite player, would do damage in these shoes just like he did..
    HS kid tryna make a dream become a reality.

  • skinnymoon

    hehehe mee, c’mon aint better place than mine..

  • Jairus Perez


  • http://www.ispithotfire.com Michael

    I could never play like AI, never had his heart, never really could relate to him at all. I loved him anyway, and bought his jerseys out of love and respect. I never could get his shoes because by the time I could afford them, he was almost done with the league. Today, I hope he gets back on his feet and leads a good, restful life.

  • tealish

    pick me! AI’s my man!

  • Cameron

    You talkin’ about practice? PRACTICE?? Not a game..

  • DanT

    I hope i win!

  • Eddie

    All I got to do is post? Awesome. Pick me. The illuminati commands it.

  • Russell J

    I want these kicks so bad….A.I. for life!!

  • Guest

    Would prefer a pair of Air Scalabrines’, or Matt Bonner New Balances, but settling for Iversons I guess isn’t too bad

  • Johnny English

    Would prefer a pair of Air Scalabrines’, or Matt Bonner New Balances, but settling for Iversons I guess isn’t too bad. :/

  • KBM

    Stay Fly AI

  • Ej Gingco

    I want ‘em. AI is awesome

  • justin

    these kicks look amazing

  • Adino

    I wanna win

  • topelsama

    I could practice copping these babies all day

  • græver

    These are awesome!

  • Pat Cusati

    Please pick me. Much love for Slam,AI and Reebok

  • Zabbah

    Wicked design. I want these.

  • EJ


  • Tolga Coşkun

    I want to win!

  • Jimbo

    I would love to “practice” in some Iversons. Hook it up Slam!

  • Ronan

    I’m looking forward to wear them!

  • Ronan

    I’m looking forward to wear them!

  • Michael Pulley

    Please pick me. I’m a huge fan I even adopted his killer crossover

  • Tempest

    Give me the answers! I’m eager to learn how to ball like AI

  • CY

    The Answer I! Hope I win :D

  • Douglas


  • M. Gnagi

    I would like to win them pleeease!

  • Jonathan

    Pick me Pick me!

  • Devin Gilburt


  • Jed

    Meee please.

  • mike jones

    If you check every Iverson post, My name is here, i am not saying i am more deserving than anyone, but people are well aware of my thoughts and opinions on Allen Iverson.

    The Answer I’s for MikeJones

  • i_ball

    You know you were good when you haven’t played meaningful basketball in God knows how long and you can still sell shoes! I remember hearing/reading somewhere that the fact that AI made people want to buy Reeboks is one of his biggest accomplishments:)

    Give me some

  • DFrance

    Call me a skeptic, but yall always announce contests and never announce the winner. Keep generating those clicks tho.

  • Nikolay Vasilev

    I wanna win this ! :)

  • skinnymoon

    still on? this thing, wanna try

  • Christian Be

    Awesome Kicks, Hook me up please

  • boshasaurus

    Coooooolld as iceeeeee

  • Edmund

    I’m a size 14. I can wear them on my hands though. That would be fresh

  • aj

    this is a played out joke

  • Samuel Solorzano

    Would love a pair to play with for my championship game next week!

  • Orion King

    I love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.hendrix.50 Julie Hendrix

    How do u contact the winner~fb message,email?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jawwad.hassani Jawwad Hassani

    When do you find out who won?

  • RayJr

    Give them to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/jawwad.hassani Jawwad Hassani

    When do you find out who wins?

  • Thomas Moran

    who wins

  • ari

    who won

  • demario alston

    Im a real big fan of iverson all my life and I never got a pair of iversons when I was young, just stupid crazy about em real talk

  • demario alston

    Oh and I 4got ima size 9 real talk !! Teamiverson 4 life

  • KC

    Game shoes… not practice

  • ryan oliver aquino

    god bless the child who can hold his own

  • pok chow


  • kristian gilliam

    my name is kristian i live in philadelphia and i love allen iverson you always been my favriot player and still are i have all your jersys i love these sneakers i never had a pair of your sneakers before it would be an honor if i could have these i always wanted these sneakers ever sinc i was a little boy…

  • James Davis

    ME Please! Me ! ME ! Me

  • kristian gilliam

    i need these please

  • kristian gilliam

    please pick me

  • kristian gilliam

    i need these

  • kristian gilliam

    always wanted these

  • d.a.

    so instead of learning english, you learned to worship an athlete?

  • justind


  • ari

    when do we find out who won

  • ari

    my name is ari and i live in philadelphia and i love allen iverson he has always been my favourite player and he still is i always wanted these sneakers

  • Bryan

    Cant wait to wear these like the olden days!!