Throwback Thursday: Reebok Instapump Match Low
When the topic of tennis sneakers comes up, Andre Aggassi tends to dominate many conversations with his line of shoes worked up by Nike, but one tennis champ that should not be cut out is Michael Chang. At the young age of 16 Chang turned pro winning his first and only Grand Slam at the age of 17. For the rest of his career he was near the top winning 34 tournaments in total. Back to the footwear though, Chang had arguably Reebok’s best series of tennis shoes. Though none of the shoes ever officially had his name on the products or box, he was the face of Reebok Tennis.

The series of outstanding sneakers worn by Chang began with the Reebok Court Victory Pump, followed by the Court Victory II, but in the 1993-94 tennis season Chang took the court (grass, clay, and carpet) in the Instapump Match. The early days of Reebok Pump required one to manually “pump” their shoes with air, but the Instapump utilized CO2 cartridges and a high tech valve where one could instantly pump up their kicks.

Not messing around with one’s comfort or performance, the Instapump Match Low featured three different air chambers giving one the most custom fit. Reebok also added full length soft EVA midsole, Hexalite cushioned heel, and Goodyear engineered Indy 500 rubber outsole giving ultimate grip and longevity.

Michael Chang also wore a mid cut version of this shoe, but it is so different that you will need to tune into Throwback Thursday at a later date to get a glimpse of that one.?? Enjoy pics of the kicks after the jump.

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Reebok Instapump Match Low

Michael Chang wearing the Reebok Instapump Match Low