On June 6th, 2001 for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Allen Iverson stepped over Ty Lue after sinking in a 20 foot jumper that put Philly up by 4 and gave Iverson 48 points in the game.
Paying homage to that iconic moment, Reebok is planning to re-release the shoes he was wearing in the game, the Reebok Answer IV Stepover.
The shoes will re-release in its OG construction, with a Black and White premium leather upper on top of a Black sole unit featuring the patented DMX cushioning system. A zippered shroud covering the lacing system and an image of Iverson on the outsole surrounded by the phrase “Only The Strong Survive” provide the defining details on this innovative design.
Reebok Answer IV Stepover Release Date
You’ll be able to scoop up the Reebok Answer IV “Stepover” exclusively at Lapstone & Hammer on June 9th at 11AM both in-store & online, first come, first served.
That night from 7PM-10PM, Lapstone & Hammer will host an invitation only in-store event to be attended by Allen Iverson. The only way to be added to the guest list for entry into this exclusive event is to purchase one of the first 100 pairs in-store. Online purchases are not eligible for event entry.
Out of the first 100 in-store purchases, 20 lucky “Golden Ticket” winners will be chosen at random for a VIP experience featuring Allen Iverson at the event. The party will feature a DJ set from hip hop legend and sneaker aficionado, DJ Clark Kent, as well as an interactive gallery exhibit designed and curated by Najeeb Sheikh featuring: a mural by Mecro, video projections by Klip Collective, and a display of vintage Iverson artifacts by Rare Vintage, all commemorating the unforgettable “Stepover” moment.
UPDATE: Following a release on June 9th, we just got word that more pairs will be available today around 2PM EST on lapstoneandhammer.com.