Top: Mid
Signature: Allen Iverson
Lockdown: Strap, Zipper
Price: $150
Weight: 14oz
Colorways: Black, Purple
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73 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 65 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    They offer up a bit of everything… not too great in any one area but enough in all areas that make them a good option if you wish to take the Retro route.

  • 85 / 100 | Jay FreshSole | Level 1 expert

    This shoe is dope man.

  • 85 / 100 | BlackLotus9 | | Level 5 expert

    Those looking for a throwback shoe that can still hold up well today can look no further than the Answer IV.

  • 65 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    They offer up a bit of everything… not too great in any one area but enough in all areas that make them a good option if you wish to take the Retro route.

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Allen Iverson’s fourth signature sneaker, the Reebok Answer IV became an instant classic when he stepped over Tyronn Lue after crossing him over and hitting a go-ahead jumper during the first game of the 2001 NBA Finals.

The Answer IV is regarded as one of the best performing and best-looking sneakers from Iverson’s signature line. With its leather upper, unique zip-up closure system, full-length DMX cushioning technology, and 3D Ultralite outsole, these classic Reebok basketball shoes are a must-have for any sneakerhead who admires its in-game history.

Cushion. The Reebok Answer IV utilizes a full-length DMX foam for long-lasting comfort. The DMX foam is a dual responsive system that offers cushioning where it is needed most at the appropriate time. Right under the footbed, the foam is cushiony and soft for heightened comfort. Closer to the ground, the foam is stiff and more responsive to absorb impact as your foot hits the floor.

Traction. The Answer IV’s rubber outsole features a multidirectional herringbone pattern for traction.

Length and Width. The Reebok Answer IV reportedly runs long. Wide-footers are advised to order their actual size. Narrow and regular footers may need to go down half a size.

Lockdown. The Answer IV’s mid-top silhouette features a hook-and-loop closure that is designed to provide a supportive feel. The shoe’s progressive lacing system and zipper-covered tongue keep the foot locked in place at all times.

The Reebok Answer IV’s upper is made of tumbled leather for superior comfort, support, and durability.

The Reebok Answer IV is a revamped rendition of an iconic model. Designed for athleisure and everyday wear, these throwback Reebok basketball shoes feature a clean design and a number of signature details.

Adorning the outsole is Iverson’s mantra that is also tattooed on his arm – “Only the Strong Survive.” Set into the heel is a black and white imprint of his face that depicts his characteristic cornrows and headband.

The Reebok Answer IV was originally released in 2000 and has been retroed several times in various colorways.

  • Black/Grey-Red
  • Grey/Red
  • Royal/Navy-Grey ‘Rain Drops’
  • Steel/Flat Grey-Flash Red
  • White/Black
  • White/Red-Grey

Reebok Answer IV ‘Georgetown’

Featuring a Hoyas-inspired theme, the ‘Georgetown’ colorway pays tribute to Allen Iverson’s college career. These Reebok basketball shoes are dressed in a combination of athletic navy, flat grey, and white.

Reebok Answer IV ‘Kobe’ PE

Worn by Kobe Bryant during his sneaker free agency, this Reebok Answer IV features a Lakers-inspired mix of purple, white, and grey.

Reebok Answer IV ‘Phila’ Pack

Inspired by the 76’ers team colors, this two-shoe set features a leather upper and a suede toe box. One pair is dressed in red/white while the other in royal blue/white.

Reebok Answer IV ‘Roundball’

Made for Iverson’s 2018 Roundball Classic, the Reebok Answer IV ‘Roundball’ boasts a full-grain leather upper dipped in black with gold accents. Other details include a camouflage liner and a label on the inner tongue that reads “You Were Chosen.”

Reebok Answer IV ‘Stepover’

Returning in its OG form, the Reebok Answer IV ‘Stepover’ features a premium leather upper dressed in black and white. Iverson’s image and the phrase “Only The Strong Survive” are seen on the outsole.