80s Reebok Pump It Up Athletic Sneakers t-shirt Extra Large
Chest 23 in.
Length 32 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Reebok
This sweet shirt reps the Reebok Pump, a line of athletic shoes that was produced by the popular sportswear brand, starting in 1989. The shirt features the sneaker's famous slogan "pump it up", which referred to the shoe's unique inflation mechanism. The idea was that Reebok customers would be able to use the mechanism to inflate the upper and lower tongue of the shoe, allowing the sneaker to lock around the ankle and give them a perfect custom fit. The bladder used to inflate the shoes upped the cost to a price that initially deterred a lot of customers, but in 1991 the Reebok Pump wound up taking the nation by storm.
Rookie basketball player, Dee Brown of the Boston Celtics wore a pair of the shoes during the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Fans across the country watched Brown pause to pump his shoes before landing a slam dunk with his eyes covered. Brown didn't just win the dunk competition with that move, he also solidified the Reebok Pump as an iconic sneaker of the decade.
Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large