Reebok to Release Instapump Fury Pack that Celebrate’s Three Pivotal Periods in Allen Iverson’s Career
For two and a half decades, the Reebok Instapump Fury has remained unaffected by time. Ageless, timeless and forever in vogue, the silhouette has seen it all, from collaborations with streetwear icons BAPE and Vetements, to finding its way into the Design Museum of London. 2019 sees the Steven Smith-designed sneaker celebrate its 25th Anniversary, and, rightfully so, Reebok has not held back. With OG retros to a slew of collaborations and GR colorways alike, fans of the negatively-spaced silhouette have been spoilt this year. Now, the Vector Brand is treating us with another special-edition “Icons Pack” as a follow up to the four-piece that arrived inspired by other classic Pump-tech silhouettes. This time around, the brand celebrates their biggest (not in stature) athlete signing in history, Allen Iverson, and his journey from Georgetown to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
The three-piece pack journeys from Iverson’s days in Georgetown, where he was a controversial signing, to his 1st overall selection at the 1996 NBA draft (and his response to the pressure that comes with it) to his MVP season in 2001. The “Georgetown” pair derives its color makeup from the University’s infamous grey, navy, and white strip, “The Answer” looks to A.I.’s rookie season at Philadelphia, drawing inspiration from both his debut “Question” silhouette and the home uniforms of the 76ers, and the “MVP” pair looks to his signature Answer V Black/Silver colorway (which re-released earlier this year) paired with a hint of gold on the tongue branding to honor his MVP season.
Take a peep at the official image sets for all three pairs below —along with a little info on each dedicated period — and with a release date for the collection yet to be announced, you’ll want to make sure you keep your eyes locked on HOUSE OF HEAT for updates!
Allen Iverson x Reebok Instapump Fury “Georgetown”
Georgetown had never accepted an athlete who failed to meet the NCAA standards (Iverson had not completed his High School Diploma as a result of an unsubstantiated legal claim,) but Coach John Thompson took a chance on the barely-6-foot guard, and the rest was history. In two years with the Hoyas, he set the school record for career scoring average (22.9 points per game) and won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years, along with the Big East Rookie of the Year.
Style Code: FV0419
Release Date: TBA
Allen Iverson x Reebok Instapump Fury “The Answer”
After proving himself at the college level, A.I. declared for the 1996 draft. Picked 1st overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, the pressure was on. The weight of an entire franchise was on the little guy’s shoulders, to turn an 18-win team into a top-tier franchise. In his first year, he averaged 23.5 ppg on 47% shooting and a wild 7.5 assists per game. It only took Iverson five years to bring Philly from the depths to the game’s biggest stage, with each year proving time and time again that he was the Answer.
Style Code: FV0418
Release Date: TBA
Allen Iverson x Reebok Instapump Fury “MVP”
Allen Iverson won the MVP in the 2000-01 season — in just his fifth professional campaign —and it’s easy to see why. He topped the league for steals and points, posting an Eastern Conference-best 56–26 season, and carrying the Sixers to the playoffs, where he averaged 35.6 ppg.
Style Code: FV0417
Release Date: TBA