At the ripe age of 17 he became the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989. A few years later he went on to achieve himself 3 Indian Wells Masters titles, a record that has yet to be beaten and is tied by Roger Federer. Throughout the 1990’s he remained in the Top 10 of the ATP world rankings, peaking at World No. 2 which is pretty impressive to say the least. With achievements like these it’s no wonder former professional tennis player Michael Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.
For years many were amazed by the on-court presence of Michael Chang, slaughtering his opponents with incredible speed and a determination to fight to the end and bring home the win no matter what it took. Could it of had something to do with his sneakers, the Reebok Pump Court Victory? Probably not, but there’s no denying that the shoes which Michael wore on the court made him famous throughout the sneaker industry, a market which he had no intentions of even being involved in. Tennis players, kids who wanted to be like Michael and just your regular ol’ sneakerheads all took a liking to the Court Victory and embraced it as one of the greatest tennis shoes of it’s time.
To our surprise, and appreciation, Reebok will be bring the beloved Pump Court Victory back this year as part of their extensive 20th Anniversary collection. If I’m not mistaken I believe 2008 was the last time we saw the Pump Court Victory released as a retro, in a single colorway. This year Reebok will bring out two colorways of the shoes, both of which use a White leather base with just the right amount of accent coloring. The choices will be White/Green/Neon or White/Blue/Yellow, neither of which I can pick a favorite out of since I find them both very appealing.
They’ve started to arrive at retailers across the pond, such as Snkrs in France, and should hopefully arrive in the US soon.