Yesterday we got our first preview of the Packer Shoes x Reebok Pump 20 and within a few hours since then we have learned a little bit more about the sneakers and the inspiration behind them.
Dee Brown may be famous throughout the world for his no-look dunk and his “pump it up” gestures in the 1991 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, however, Dominique Wilkins was one of the very first NBA players to endorse the Pump when it was introduced in 1989. Dominique not only wore the sneakers on the court but he also appeared in Reebok Pump Commercials.
The younger crowd may not remember or may not have been old enough to remember the days when Dominique ran the courts in the Pumps so Packer Shoes has designed their Pumps in a nod to Dominique Wilkins. Only a few more preview images are being shown at this time thanks to SN but atleast we now have a better idea of what the sneakers will sort of look like color wise and the theme behind them. ’85 and ’90 are embroidered onto the heel of the shoes to represent the years Dominique Wilkins won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and on the backside of on of the tongues is a tag reading “Human Highlight Film”, a nickname which Dominique Wilkins received during his days on the hardwood.
Stay tuned for further detailed photos of the sneakers coming soon and click here now to check out a shot of the tongue tags on the backside of each tongue.