This past March, Reebok announced the return of its iconic The Blast basketball sneaker, a polarizing model from the brand’s mid-90s Mobius footwear collection that offered a range of performance athletic shoes all designed within the theme of continuous motion. In 2023, The Blast remains one of the most compelling and historic basketball sneakers to ever hit the hardwood.
Defined by the model’s imaginative, eye-catching sidewalls, this offering of the Reebok The Blast nods to the California Purple and Gold, while carrying forward OG design elements including a mesh-leather upper, unique integrated midsole-outsole, Hexalite cushioning underfoot, and more.
The shoe is also a nod to Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Van Exel, a former brand athlete that regularly wore The Blast in the mid-late 1990s.
Check out the photos below, and look for the Reebok The Blast “Lakers” to release on May 19th at select Reebok Classics retailers and Reebok.com. The retail price tag is set at $160 USD.
Reebok The Blast “Lakers”
Style Code: GZ9520
Release Date: May 19, 2023