Reebok Pumps

Reebok Pumps

A wonderful marketing tool, Reebok Pumps had a generation of young boys stopping sports games so they could “pump up” their relatively overpriced shoes.  As if that small cushion of air in their sole could acutally affect their inability to hit a free throw or overcome their lack of any athletic ability.

The pair I had for playing Junior High B-Ball looked something like these (see above).  They were fun to wear but I had resist the urge to cut open the bottoms and see what was on the inside, almost every time I put them on.

Hey it could have been worse.  They could have had some sort of pump handle that flipped out or required an attachment.  Not that the pump on the tongue was really that comfortable.

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