By Andrew Liszewski
I grew up during the peak of sneaker fanaticism, and the release of the Reebok Pump was akin to Apple unveiling the original Macintosh or the iPhone. It basically blew our grade school minds, and I can’t believe (or refuse to believe) that it’s been 20 years since they were first introduced.
To commemorate the big 2-0 Reebok will start a year-long celebration on November 20 that will first see a re-release of the original Pump basketball shoe, followed by re-releases of other iconic models continuing through 2010. But don’t expect to be able to go into your local Foot Locker to snag a pair. According to Acquire, the shoes will only be available at select retail outlets around the world, including:
atmos (Tokyo), Kasina (Seoul), Juice (Hong Kong), Stolen Riches (Toronto), Espionage (Sydney), KICKS/HI (Hawaii), UNDEFEATED (L.A.), Bodega (Boston), Saint Alfred (Chicago), HUF (San Francisco), Commonwealth (Virginia), Packer Shoes (New Jersey), Size? (London), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm), Patta (Amsterdam), colette (Paris), Solebox (Berlin), Hanon (Scotland) and 24 Kilates (Barcelona)
Boy I hope my parents buy me a pair!