Profile of the Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Reebok released a retro of the Shaq Attaq with a twist. The nubuck in the upper is changed to mesh and fuse overlays. Reebok keeps the rest of the shoe the same. In the midsole, the Graphlite and Hexalite technologies work together to deliver an amazing performance.


Cushion. The Graphlite technology provides arch support to the Shaq Attaq Modern. It is a lightweight and sturdy carbon fiber which promises stability to the shoe. The Hexalite technology is in the heel area of the midsole. It delivers impact protection to the foot.

Traction. The outsole of the Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern is made of thick rubber with minimal herringbone traction. They work together to provide a good court grip and durability.


Length and Width. The Shaq Attaq Modern comes in the average width and length, and new buyers are advised to go true to their sizes.

Lockdown. The Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern has a simple lace-up closure with plastic eyelets and flat shoelaces. The Pump technology helps achieve the desired fit by inflating the tongue.


The upper of the Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern is different compared to the original version released more than twenty-five years ago. Instead of the nubuck upper, it is now composed of woven mesh and fuse overlays. The fuse overlays provide durability to the woven mesh, which in turn delivers breathability to the shoe. The inner of the shoe has perforated padding that provides support and comfort to the ankle.


The Reebok Shaq Attaq is a mid-top basketball sneaker that comes only in bright yellow colorway. There were sample releases in maroon but they were never made available widely. The REEBOK callout is found on the lateral side of the shoe. To signify that the shoe model is part of Shaq’s signature series, his highly regarded Dunkman logo is found on the heel counter.

Special Colorways of the Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern

Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern Yellow Spark

The Yellow Spark rendition of 2017’s Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern is striking yellow all throughout save for the black center stripe that runs from the tongue down to the toe. The laces and the insides of these Reebok basketball shoes are also black.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Reebok Shaq Attaq
Top: High
Signature: Shaquille O'Neal
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Yellow
SKUs: BD4602

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Dimitrije Curcic
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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.