Shaq Attack 2017

Reebok to re-release the Shaq Attack to celebrate 25th anniversary.

The Shaq Attaq is back. This winter Reebok brings back one of their greatest basketball sneakers of all time, the original Shaquille O’Neal signature model from 1992. As popular as any other signature basketball shoe on the market when it dropped at the height of hype surrounding the league’s new backboard-shattering giant on the court, the Shaq Attaq returns in 2017 for only its second-ever retro run to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The bold signature shoe featuring the Pump technology and a Graphlite midfoot shank (the first use of carbon fiber in a basketball shoe ever) returns in its most beloved colorway, the original “Orlando” look in black and white with metallic blue collars and tongues.

The Shaq Attaq Was Designed by Judy Close

The Shaq Attaq was designed by a woman named Judy Close, who’s waist, according to our friends at Reebok, was roughly the width of Shaq’s thigh. She was also responsible for many of Reebok’s Blacktop designs.

The Shaq Attaq Was the First Reebok Basketball to Feature Speed Lacing

Speed lacing systems hadn’t become a regular part of sneakers back in 1992. In fact, the Reebok Shaq Attaq was one of the first basketball shoes to feature the reinforced eyelets that made lacing up the Shaq Attaq a cinch.

Review

The midfoot FitStraps really wrap that area of the shoe into the foot, not just pulling the sides up and around but pulling the foot into the midsole. I didn’t think one strap would do much, since the Jordan XX9 had them from toe to ankle, but I was shocked, SHOCKED I say, to feel how much support I received from those two little lines. The shoe is a little higher cut around the ankle and heel and with the use of Pro Combat in the Achilles notch, heel slip is a distant memory. This was actually a shoe that I didn’t lace up as tight as possible because I felt locked in at casual tightness.

The Value

The shoe features the original colorway of the Orlando Magic home uniform with white, blue, black and metallic silver hints on the side panel. One of the most popular sneakers to be released under Reebok and from a basketball player. So… If you are interested in collecting unique shoes that comes every 25 years or so then I’d recommend you to purchase this beauty.