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6 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Answer IV Stepover is a retro of the popular sneaker by the famous NBA player, Allen Iverson. This is seen as a must-have commodity for die-hard Iverson fans.
  • One video reviewer said that the shoe is in his top 20 best sneaker silhouette of all time.
  • It provides satisfactory comfort, according to most shoe users.
  • Majority of the purchasers find the shoe to be true to size.
  • Fans who witnessed the OG release in 2001 find the Reebok Answer IV Stepover nostalgic.
  • The shoe’s materials feel durable, based on some buyers’ observations.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of video reviewers disclosed that the overall quality of the Reebok Answer IV Stepover is poor. One video reviewer saw some inconsistencies in one shoe’s construction compared to the other pair.
  • Most commenters didn’t like that the shoe does not have the DMX air units that the OG model had, but now comes with a DMX foam instead. Fans said it’s not as good as before.

Bottom line

The Reebok Answer IV Stepover is, apparently, an homage to Allen Iverson’s sneaker that was released in 2001. This shoe greatly resembles the OG release and provides adequate comfort that could be worn every day.

The reported downside of this shoe is that consumers have noticed that construction is faulty. While some long-time fans felt let down due to the fact that it doesn’t have the DMX air units that the OG had, but some argued that the only people who will notice this are the old sneakerheads.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Reebok Classics
Price: $150
Colorways: Black
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The Reebok Answer IV Stepover is available only in men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 14. Reebok offers a mid-top construction to offer adequate support.

The Reebok Answer IV Stepover is a pair that features basketball aesthetics with a splash of futuristic elements. With its court-inspired look, it is best paired it with casual and sporty clothes. Pair it with joggers, basketball shorts, or go casual with a pair of jeans.

The Reebok Answer IV Stepover offers adequate athleisure comfort with its DMX foam technology. It features a lace-up front with an additional zip-up closure system for a tighter and secure fit. A pull-tab is strategically placed at the heel as an aid when putting the shoe on.Lastly, Allen Iverson’s mantra is debossed on the shoe’s outsole, which reads “Only the strong survive.”

Former NBA player, Allen Iverson signed a deal with Reebok during his rookie years. He released his first shoe in 1996 for his Rookie of the Year campaign called the Reebok Question, and released a pair consecutively until 2009’s Reebok Answer 13.

In 2013, Iverson announced his retirement as a professional basketball player in the NBA but amidst this transition, Reebok still managed to release a shoe called the Reebok Q96. Then, in 2014, after a 5-year hiatus, the brand decided to revive the Answer series by launching the Reebok Answer 14.

Fast-forward to the year 2017, Reebok revived the Answer IV that Allen Iverson wore in his iconic step-over moment in the first game of the NBA Finals 2001.  This retro is called the Reebok Answer IV Stepover.

The shoe got the “stepover” name due to the following scenario: after shooting the ball at a 20-feet vantage, Iverson stepped over then-Lakers backup point guard Tyronn Lue. This was seen as an iconic moment as Iverson effortlessly shot the ball in front of his

  • The Reebok Answer IV Stepover was available in the “Playoff Pack,” and included a special edition wristband and other limited release merchandise.
  • Initially limited to 500 pairs, this retro shoe is now available at various retailers.
  • It was originally and exclusively sold in Philadelphia, and the first 100 customers who bought the pair won gold tickets to hang out with Allen Iverson himself.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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