In 24 hours, Reebok and Sneakersnstuff sets forth a special Shaqnosis colorway paying homage to every chapter of Shaq’s NBA Career. Below is an official statement released by Sneakersnstuff that highlights the inspiration and story behind the upcoming colorway.
The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG is a tribute to the greatest basketball player ever to be signed by Reebok. Shaquille O’Neal played for 6 different teams during his great career, so we decided to put a touch of every one of those teams onto this Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG.
Starting with the blue smooth leather in the bottom, of course representing the team that made Shaq the first round pick (not Christian Laettner, not Alonzo Mourning): Orlando Magic. The golden yellow suede stripe represents Shaq’s successful years in Los Angeles Lakers, followed by smooth black leather representing the second team Shaq won a title with: Miami Heat. Purple suede for the big Shaqtus years in Phoenix, followed by maroon smooth leather for his year alongside LeBron James in Cleveland. Last but not least a green suede to represent the team where he finished his great career: the Boston Celtics. Based on white with details in gold for the 4 rings that he earned in his 19 years in the NBA.
Shaquille O’Neal – we salute you. This is our tribute to your NBA career.
The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG ”Tribute” drops December 18th in limited numbers in store and online.
This also marks the end of the 2013 Sneakersnstuff x Reebok project. Over the year we have been blessed to drop 12 collaborations together with Reebok, one for each month. We are extremely happy with the outcome. But we don’t really want to call this the end of anything, but rather the start of something. Look out for new Sneakersnstuff x Reebok projects to drop in 2014.
Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG ”Tribute”
December 18th, 2013