The PUMP is back!

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  1. LeFort1

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  2. MomentumGT

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):)

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  3. Dave M

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    Do you work for reebok?
     
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  4. mikeler

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    Those shoes were incredible! I have to find a pair.
     
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  5. ArliHawk

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    Looks like a pretty limited release.

    Too bad they couldn't release an updated version that would be playable today.
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    LOL!

    I like the way they look. The pump looks like a tennis ball. I remember trying on a pair of pump basketball shoes in the 1990s - I think. I tend to remember them as being sort of heavy.

    I doubt many people will play tennis in these.
     
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  7. West Coast Ace

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    +1. Beat me too it.

    Those are some homely looking shoes.
     
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  8. gamerx52986

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    I had a pair of pumps back in the day for tennis and they were fairly heavy. White with black and the pump was covered in felt like a tennis ball. I actually blew them out by pumping up one of my shoes way too many times.
     
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  9. hcb0804

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    I had the "insta-pump" shoes that had the separate CO2 cartridges that you pumped them up with; anybody remember those?? They were great shoes!!
     
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  10. BobFL

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    Beyond ugly tbh...
     
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  11. LeFort1

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    Nope, just a retro tennis sneaker admirer.
     
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  12. LeFort1

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    "to be honest" = "in your opinion"

    Coming from the fashion industry, I've found it rather pointless to argue about contemporary fashion aesthetics with any type of objectivity. In MY opinion, it's been rare to see an enticing aesthetic in modern day tennis shoe offerings in the last decade or so (besides the nike vapor 9 tour, among a few others). But that's just my opinion.
     
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  13. tennisfreak850

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    That is one fugly shoe right there!
     
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  14. mikeler

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    I had the basketball pumps as a teenager. They were the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned.
     
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  15. niktub

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    They should retro the Mecir/Chang shirts IMHO
     
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  16. jokinla

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    Now you're talking, screw the pump shoes.
     
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  17. Sinner

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    Classic, indeed.

    Actually, this retro'd here in Asia about a year or two ago. I bought a pair back then just for the nostalgia...

    Unfortunately, the Pump doesn't work as well as it used to back in the day. These new Pump chambers aren't as good as the original ones. =(

    Still a great shoe to have IMO.
     
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  18. dl125

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    Would go perfect with my reebok collection!
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  19. *breaksracquet

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    see, now why cant reebok update their tech with these color schemes? I would probably sport a few of those shirts in a heartbeat. Great looking collection, BTW! :)
     
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  20. Sinner

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  21. Capt. Willie

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    I forgot about the Reebok Union Jack shirt....I need to update my list of all-time best tennis shirts.
     
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    Wow.... Hexalite !!! Forgot about that !
    Nice to see some old technologies from when I was a teenager. Bringing memories back :)
     
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  23. ArliHawk

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    Anybody track these down? I haven't found them anywhere.
     
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  24. Larrysümmers

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    i had a pair of shoes from TW not too long ago. 09? that were black and red and they had pumps. but i dont remember the name of it though.
     
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  25. West Coast Ace

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    Not a reebok guy but that is an impressive collection.

    Do you store them in a hyperbaric chamber? They look incredibly bright after all these years.
     
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    haha, no but I do have them in dry cleaners bags. The red/blue one in the center (Sanchez-Vicario one, I've owed since 1989; wore the crap out of it) all the others have been a 10 year search off the bay. The Chang one was extremely rare and the guy ended the auction early when I showed him my collection at the time, which was probably 4 shirts less. I'm really after lightblue/yellow and blue/purple, and then I'd be complete - I think :)

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    Match Day Pumps...one of my favorite shoes minus the weight. Wish they brought those back :)

    -Jon
     
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  29. T21D

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    straight pimpin!!!!!!
     
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  30. zapvor

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    wow very cool to see the collection
     
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    +1

    Where do you sign for that?
     
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  32. N23

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    I bought these back in 07-08 (I think). Haven't worn them yet but will soon.

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  33. schap02

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    SWEET - Chang eat your heart out
     
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  34. LanEvo

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    Where can we get them?
     
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  35. classic tennis

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    The white and Blue ones were My best shoe ever.
     
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  36. Borrelli

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    Agreed.

    Those pumps aren't the best looking but oh the memories! I actually had a pair during the last time they retro'd them 06? and rocked the heck out of them on the tennis court, got all types of comments from other players and passers by. Gave my big toe a purple nail unfortunately. But yeah, modern tennis shoes have been pretty bad stylistically as well. Nothing IMO like the classic Laver's, Borg's and Stan Smiths.
     
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  37. baseline_monster

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    I still have a pair of the court victories ;)
     
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  38. Borrelli

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    Last year they released limited pairs in different colorways for each major. Anyone see them? The french open one's were splattered with clay, I think the Wimbledon one's actually had fake grass on them? Pretty cool.

    Edit: These guy's..

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  39. Jonerfun

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    Thought someone would've posted these by now.

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  40. Roddickulous

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    And here I was hoping that this was about the KFS Pumps or 3D Match Day Pumps *sigh* here's to hoping my Nico Orange pumps become available... *realizes there is 0.00000000000000001% chance of that happening*
     
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  41. zapvor

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    very cool. thanks for posting
     
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  42. Larrysümmers

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    great ankle support and comfort. i loved mine
     
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  43. schap02

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    Someone send em a size 12
    and a size Xsmall short like Changer used to wear
     
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