Original Story (02/25/21): In 2001, Allen Iverson and the Eastern Conference All-Stars pulled off an amazing comeback victory in the All-Star Game after facing a 19-point deficit at the end of the third quarter. AI was crowned the All-Star MVP for his performance. He wore a “Black Toe” edition of the Question Mid during this game, which Reebok released to the public in 2006 under the moniker “Why Not Us?”. Twenty years after the iconic game, the “Why Not Us?” Question Mid is making its return.
The “Why Not Us?” name comes from a post-game interview quote. “Everybody was saying we couldn’t win because of our size. It’s not about size. It’s about the size of your heart,” Iverson said. “Coming into the fourth quarter, we were all sitting on the sidelines saying ‘Why not us? Why can’t we be the ones to come back from a 19-point deficit in an All-Star Game?'”
The “Why Not Us?” Question Mid comes features a soft full grain leather upper and comes dressed primarily in white with black accents. “Why not us?” is printed on the inside of the tongue to reference Allen Iverson’s iconic post-game interview quote. The upper sits atop a white midsole and icy, translucent black outsole.
The Reebok Question Mid “Why Not Us?” returns on March 19th via reebok.com and select retailers.
Reebok Question Mid “Why Not Us?”
Color: Black/Footwear White-Footwear White
Style Code: GX5260
Release Date: March 6, 2021 (EU)
Release Date: March 19, 2021 (US)
Price: $140 USD
Update (03/11/21): Reebok celebrates the upcoming release of the “Why Not Us?” Question Mid with a new animated video narrated by Allen Iverson. Check it out below and catch the release on March 19th at midnight EST on Reebok.com.
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