Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reebok Answer 1

I was eating Chipotle last week which was glorious in and of itself because I've been on a low calorie diet for over 3 months now - much needed cheat meal to say the least. Mid burrito my phone buzzed - Packer Shoes was doing a pre-order on the black and gold Answer 1 retros! I was all over it like white on rice (no pun intended.) I pulled out my trusty debit card, bingo bango ready to go-go. It was a done deal. I finished the burrito and walked out of the joint like Leonidas - opened both doors and all that, straight boss mode!

I wasn't expecting the kicks today so when the mailman knocked on the door I was surprised. I saw Packer Shoes on the label and knew it was on like Donkey Kong! I scrambled to open the box, fumbled around and took the shoes out. I couldn't wait! I had to put them on.... and just like that I was right back at that dimly lit PAL hitting kids with that vintage AI crossover. Breaking ankles left and right. I was a bucket machine. Nobody could see the kid! I was just like Iverson except I was taller, not quite as quick, much whiter, and instead of corn rows I had a crew cut... so basically I was Chris Mullin!

This was the first pair of "nice sneakers" I ever owned and to have them again, albeit a little different than the original version, is still a great feeling. I caught my first dunk in these bad boys. That alone makes them sacred, right? My middle school self just gave me crazy daps. I'm out.