The reign continues. Following last year’s launch of the explosive Reebok Kamikaze II, the Classics collection returns to the original with the retro release of the Reebok Kamikaze I. Worn by Shawn Kemp during his high-flying days with the Seattle Supersonics, this 1994 model makes its way back in the classic Black/Green-White colorway. Look for the Reebok Kamikaze I to drop at select Reebok Classics accounts on January 17th.
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As alluded to in our interview with Reebok Global Vice President of Lifestyle and Entertainment Marketing Todd Krinksy, the Reebok Kamikaze I Retro is set to hit shelves later this year. The shoe was former NBA star Shawn Kemp’s first signature sneaker under the Reebok umbrella. Black suede on the upper is infused with either white leather or red suede on the respective colorways seen here. The design on the upper leaks down onto the midsole, and the shoe is offset with white Reebok vector logos on the rear outer panel. This Reebok Kamikaze I Retro preview shows black/white (sans the forest green panel on the rear) and black/red colorways. The original Kamikaze I dropped in 1994. After almost two decades, does this shoe make your must have list?
One year ago today, the Reebok Kamikaze II saw its official retro return. A year later, the Reebok Kamikaze I gets the same treatment by releasing at retail in OG fashion. To celebrate, we take a look back at one our favorite features detailing Shawn Kemp’s complete signature sneaker range with Reebok.