Our verdict


The Reebok Shaq Attaq is worth the purchase at $160. The shoe may be in the higher price range classification but there is no denying that it is one of the most collectible sneakers ever created. Since this shoe is modeled after a big man like Shaquille O’Neal, this shoe is suitable for players playing the center position.


  • Great cushioning
  • Durable shoe
  • Ideal for center players
  • Impressive ankle support


  • Not for wide feet
  • Toe box easily creases
  • Better for casual use

Who should buy the Reebok Shaq Attaq

The Reebok Shaq Attaq is the first signature shoe of the famous dunker Shaquille O’Neal. Designer Judy Close took only four months to finish the project. The inspiration for the original colors was the silver material usually used on swimsuits. This is a good option for you if:

  • You're a Shaquille O’Neal fan, and plays center like him. This shoe is a perfect fit for the likes of you.
  • You're looking for a casual shoe that's an homage to your basketball idol.

Reebok Shaq Attaq logo

Reebok's midsole construction for Shaq Attaq

The responsiveness of the Reebok Shaq Attaq is from the Graphlite technology that is installed in the midsole. Graphlite is made of very strong plastic fiber. It makes the shoe lightweight while providing excellent stability.

Reebok Shaq Attaq midsole mid

Shaq Attaq's excellent outsole

The traction of the Reebok Shaq Attaq comes from the herringbone pattern in the outsole. The material in the outsole is a guaranteed rubber for a dependable grip and lasting performance.

Reebok Shaq Attaq outsole

Stable lockdown technology

The flat laces of the Reebok Shaq Attaq can be adjusted to achieve the desired fit. The shoe model is the first to have a speed lacing system. The stylish eyelets are made of plastic.

Reebok Shaq Attaq lockdown

The Pump technology allows wearers to customize the fit of the shoe. The technology in the tongue has an internal inflation mechanism providing a unique fitting cushion.

Reebok Shaq Attaq ankle

Impressive upper setup

The upper of the Reebok Shaq Attaq delivers breathability and comfort. The mid-cut design provides more than enough ankle support.

Reebok Shaq Attaq upper

The insole is removable and makes room for orthotics. This shoe has an injection-molded midsole that reportedly absorbs impact quite well.

Reebok Shaq Attaq collar

Iconic and colorful look of Reebok Shaq Attaq

The Reebok Shaq Attaq has been around for over 25 years now. Yet, this iconic shoe model still makes heads turn because of its wide variety of colorways.

Reebok Shaq Attaq forefoot

The upper is made of leather and mesh. The toe box is rounded. The exaggerated tongue is made of breathable mesh. Partnered with the eyelets are traditional flat laces. The upper part has the Pump P336 to alter the fit as desired.

Reebok Shaq Attaq upper top

On the insole is a line from English poet Rudyard Kipling that reads All men count on you, but none too much. On the lateral side is the Reebok callout. On the heel counter is Shaquille O’Neal’s dunkman logo.

Reebok Shaq Attaq logo side

Shaq's story and style

Though the Reebok Shaq Attaq was Shaquille O’Neal’s first signature shoe, it was not his favorite Reebok pair. His favorite was the Shaqnosis. It was his fifth signature shoe that was released in 1995.

Reebok Shaq Attaq logo back

Whenever he wears the Reebok Shaq Attaq, he favors black over white laces.