SHAQ ATTAQ “BRICK CITY” Release date confirmed
Earlier this year Reebok announced the return of Shaquille O’Neal to the company and that, at least for the Reebok fans, was the best news since 1992 when the Diesel signed his original contract with them. Many of the fans, including myself, never believed that we will see the dunk man Shaq logo back on any of the kicks, but the wait was over and after over 15 years he was back where he belongs.
In May of this year the original Shaq Attaq in its White/Blue colorway was released in rather limited numbers and the scramble between the people that were expecting that shoe for 20 years was overwhelming. Unfortunately many were not able to secure their pair and had to go down the dark path of paying way over retail from re-sellers on Ebay.
The Original Black/Azure colorway was later released in larger quantity and all the true fans were able this time to buy their pair with no problems. With that a lot of rumors and news were servicing that Reebok are preparing a new variety of Color + models in the form of the original Attaq.
First an Instagram user by the name of @osdlive posted a picture of the Shaq Attaq “Brick City” and several major sites re-posted his picture with little to no information on possible release date for the shoe. Now Reebok confirmed the release date is going to be this years Black Friday and the sneakers are a tribute to Mr.O’Neal’s home town of Newark , New Jersey. This particular colorway will have a grey upper with black and red overlays. The midsole colors are based on white/red accents and cement print (similar to what JB are using on some of their early models) and the inner liner is constructed by red colored material.
As all the previously released colorways, we can expect a top notch craftsmanship and guanine materials.
Finally in my personal opinion, this is the best Color+ so far that Reebok has created, hopefully in the future they will come up with more intriguing and interesting ones.
Release date – 11/29/2013
Release price – $160
Colorway – M40173 Grey/Black-Red-White