Verdict from 64 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Pump technology used in the neoprene sockliner of the Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 may have worked because most wearers say that the shoe provides a lot of ankle support.
  • Some buyers leave comments that the shoe fits their wider-than-average feet well. In this case, users will fit in the 2018 Nike LeBron James basketball sneakers.
  • Several reviewers claim that the shoe does not need any break-in time.
  • A huge number of buyers mention that this high-top Reebok shoe model feels as good as the first release more than two decades ago.
  • The Neoprene sockliner in the shoe delivers an ample amount of comfort to the foot according to numerous wearers.
  • Many testers comment that the shoe model performs well on outdoor courts.
  • A good number of users mention that the shoe model is true to size.
  • The nubuck upper of the shoe remains pristine even after months of use, say a large number of wearers.
  • Some shoe collectors say that the $140 price tag on the Shaq Attaq 4 is reasonable for a retro model. These sneakers still play basketball; however, if users want a more mobile shoe, they should go for the fourth high-top Klay Thompson Anta shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of buyers complain that the shoe feels cheap to the touch.
  • A small number of users consider the external pump as useless because the shoe model already fits well without it.
  • A few wearers claim that the eyelets wear out easily after just a few months of use.
  • Some buyers think the pump mechanism of the shoe model is gimmicky because it does not actually work.

Bottom line

The Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 is a classic signature shoe from the famous dunker and center Shaquille O’Neal. For shoe collectors, this pair plays a huge part in basketball history and is  considered a must-have. Majority of the buyers appreciate that Reebok decided to bring this shoe model back. It has the same comfort and support when it was first released. If you are a huge fan of Shaquille from the 90’s, this pair is definitely a must-cop.

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Good to know

The Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 was first released in 1994. This was the shoe Shaq used during the 1994-95 season with his first team the Orlando Magic. It has a non-marking rubber outsole with herringbone traction. The midsole has a combination of foam and Hexalite technology that work together to provide impact protection and stability to the foot. These Reebok black and white basketball shoe has Neoprene sockliner, which can be pumped with air to provide additional support and comfort to the ankle.

Cushion. The Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 comes with a separate pump unit. It is used to pump air to the Neoprene sockliner. Neoprene is a thin synthetic leather that provides lightness, elasticity, and comfort to the shoe.

The responsiveness of the midsole comes from the Hexalite technology. It is a cushioning technology that features a honeycomb pattern, and it absorbs impact and delivers stability.

Traction. The shoe model features a herringbone traction pattern on its thick and non-marking rubber outsole. This pattern is guaranteed to provide a good court grip.

Length and Width. The Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 comes in the standard length and width, and users are advised to go true to size. Those with wider feet can go true to size because the neoprene material in the shoe conforms the foot.

Lockdown. To secure the foot, the Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 comes with a speed lacing system that uses round shoelaces. The inner of the shoe has a neoprene sockliner, which provides comfort and lockdown to the foot. To prevent heel slippage, the heel counter has an adjustable strap that delivers stability to the foot.

The upper of the Reebok Shaq Attaq 4 consists of perforated nubuck and mesh. Nubuck is a top-grain and pliable animal hide that is sanded on the outside resulting to a suede-like leather. This material provides strength and comfort to the shoe. The tongue is made of mesh which helps wick away moisture.

The high-top Shaq Attaq 4 has a rounded toe cap. The shoe model comes in different colorways. To signify that the shoe model is part of Shaquille O’Neal’s signature series, his famous Dunkman logo is found on the tongue, heel counter, and outsole. The Reebok logo is found on the lateral side, forefoot, and outsole of the shoe. The colors of the shoelaces depend on the colorway.


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