Who should buy the Reebok Answer IV

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. This is the perfect pair for you if:

  • You're a massive Iverson fan.
  • You're looking for an authentic leather-made, a high-quality constructed model that actually looks good.

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Cushioning setup of Reebok Answer IV

The Reebok Answer IV utilizes a full-length DMX foam for long-lasting comfort. The DMX foam is a dual-responsive system that delivers cushioning where it is needed most at the appropriate time.

Reebok Answer IV upper

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 the foot hits the floor.

Reebok Answer IV heel

Outstanding outsole

The Answer IV’s rubber outsole has a herringbone pattern that players appreciate for the multidirectional grip that it gives.

Reebok Answer IV outsole

Impressive secure lockdown

The Answer IV’s mid-top silhouette has a hook-and-loop closure that provides wearers with a supportive feel. They say that the shoe’s progressive lacing system and zipper-covered tongue keep the foot locked in place at all times.

Reebok Answer IV lockdown

Upper construction of Reebok Answer IV

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

Reebok Answer IV upper side

Iverson's signature classic style

The Reebok Answer IV is a revamped rendition of an iconic model. These throwback Reebok basketball shoes feature a clean design and a number of signature details that casual wearers are quite pleased with.

Reebok Answer IV style

Adorning the outsole is Iverson’s mantra which 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.

Reebok Answer IV signature

Facts / Specs

Weight: 14oz
Top: Mid
Signature: Allen Iverson
Lockdown: Strap, Zipper
Collection: Reebok Answer
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / White

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