|With the recent news of Allen Iverson returning to the NBA and to Philly, we thought it was only appropriate to shine the spotlight on one of his greatest sneakers – the Reebok Answer.
The question was answered in 1997 when he was crowned the NBA Rookie of the Year after a phenomenal debut season. This shoe, The Answer, would be the start of the longest running signature series in the history of basketball footwear besides the Air Jordan line.
The Reebok Answer was the premier shoe in Reebok’s basketball lineup when it was released in the fall of 1997 featuring the latest 10-pod DMX cushioning. Wearing the shoe was unlike any other experience as the encapsulated air would flow from heel to toe and back as you walked in the shoes. In addition to the DMX tech, the shoes featured a super soft insole with an added shock pad in the heel for even more cushioning.
The Reebok Answer I came was released in a total of 4 colors between the fall of 1997 to the spring of 1998. This pair featured to the right was the debut colorway featuring a Black/White/Gold colorway and was re-released in 2007 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the shoe. Click here to have another look at the Reebok Answer I.