Reebok Answer 4.5 Honors Allen Iverson
The Reebok Answer 4.5 is Allen Iverson’s latest signature sneaker. It takes inspiration from The Answer’s iconic shooting sleeve.
Last April, Victoria Beckham teamed up with Reebok to create a merch collection for legendary ’90s basketball player Shaquille O’Neal. The range debuted in Los Angeles Reebok with an intimate event.
Beckham and O’Neal discussed the scope of their relationships. They also shared significant moments of the ’90s. “I think the peak we’re referencing in fashion [is] the ’90s,” the designer noted. “For the last 10 years as long as I’ve been in fashion, every season there’s some reference to the ’90s.”
The first piece in the merch collection is a t-shirt. It features the basketball player’s iconic dunking logo. A hoodie accompanies the tee.
He Holds The Answer
The Answer 4.5 is a hybrid model. It is a rework of Allen Iverson’s Answer 4 signature shoe which dropped way back in 2000.
The latest silhouette debuts in “Primal Red/Vital Blue” and “Primal Red/Black” colorways. It takes on a distinct character with its 2000’s defining dynamic upper sculpting.
There’s also a neoprene bootie liner inspired by AI’s signature shooting sleeve that he wore throughout his career. There are classic Reebok logos and I3 motifs on the midfoot and heel area of the silhouette.