Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG ”Tribute”

The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG is a tribute to the greatest basketball player ever to be signed by Reebok. Shaquille O’Neal played for 6 different teams during his great career, so we decided to put a touch of every one of those teams onto this Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG.

Starting with the blue smooth leather in the bottom, of course representing the team that made Shaq the first round pick (not Christian Laettner, not Alonzo Mourning): Orlando Magic. The golden yellow suede stripe represents Shaq’s successful years in Los Angeles Lakers, followed by smooth black leather representing the second team Shaq won a title with: Miami Heat. Purple suede for the big Shaqtus years in Phoenix, followed by maroon smooth leather for his year alongside LeBron James in Cleveland. Last but not least a green suede to represent the team where he finished his great career: the Boston Celtics. Based on white with details in gold for the 4 rings that he earned in his 19 years in the NBA.

Shaquille O’Neal – we salute you. This is our tribute to your NBA career.

The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Shaqnosis OG ”Tribute” drops December 18th in limited numbers in store and online.

This also marks the end of the 2013 Sneakersnstuff x Reebok project. Over the year we have been blessed to drop 12 collaborations together with Reebok, one for each month. We are extremely happy with the outcome. But we don’t really want to call this the end of anything, but rather the start of something. Look out for new Sneakersnstuff x Reebok projects to drop in 2014.

Be sure to follow our search for Shaq right here! We have a pair in his size that we will try to deliver to him if we can get in touch with him. Please help us out!

Tribute to Shaq

2013 is coming to an end and we are looking back on our Sneakersnstuff x Reebok project and slowly realising that we actually did it. We wanted to release one shoe every month, all with different inspirations and design themes. We are very happy about the outcome and would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Reebok that has been involved for all the support over the year.

But we still have one final drop to announce. And we would like to think that we saved the best for last. Shaquille O'neal is the greatest basketball player ever signed by Reebok. And even though he might not have been signed by Reebok throughout his career, no other player ever signed by Reebok has more rings to show for it.

So we wanted to dedicate our last drop of 2013 as a Tribute to Shaq. And of course we want to give him a pair of the shoes that we have made for him, so we will travel over to USA and start searching for Shaq.

Follow us right here and help us to locate the big fella.

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump ”Punschrulle”

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump ”Punschrulle” is all about the traditional Swedish fika. Swedes are the world’s second largest coffee consumers, beaten only by our neighbors in Finland. And, as much as we love our coffee, we love to treat ourselves with something sweet to the coffee as well.

The green and brown Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump ”Punschrulle” is a tribute to that sugar injection that gets us through the day. It is a bit unclear who invented the Punschrulle, or Dammsugare as it is also know as, but it is believed to have been born during the World War years when sugar, butter and many other things were rationed. One of the few things that you could actually buy was smaller pieces of hard bread, and someone realized that if you crumbled those pieces of bread, poured some Punsch on it and dipped it in chocolate it made a very tasty treat. Punsch is a quite sweet and very Swedish liqueur that is based on arrack and has a pretty distinct taste to it, so the combination was a success. And when the war was over and the days of rationing had moved on, someone realized that if you covered it in green marzipan it tasted even better.

On the Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twlight Zone Pump you will find the green from the marzipan in the suede upper and also on the plastic details, and the brown from the chocolate in the leather details. We even managed to make the visible part of the ERS system in the back to match the look of a proper Punschrulle.

Speaking of ERS system. We did not only pay attention to color details when we worked on this Dominique Wilkins classic. We also took into consideration that winter is upon us. So as if the Reebok Pump blatter was not insulation enough, we also insulated it with a nice and warm Thinsulated lining making the Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump very relevant for this seasons weather.
The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump ”Punschrulle” will be released November 27th at Sneakersnstuff. Online at midnight 00.00 CET and instore at 11.00 CET. We will have pairs saved for the in store release.

Recap: Sneakersnstuff & adidas Collectors Project dinner

To celebrate the release of Ralf Tiittanens adidas Bahamas sneaker from the adidas Collectors Project we teamed up with adidas Orignals to come up with something different from your average sneaker launch party. So we decided to invite a few likeminded people and to give away three seats to three lucky winners to attend the adidas Collectors Project round table discussion.

The Linje 10 restaurant took over their neighbor Roy & Son's Barbershop and created a very nice atmosphere. Food and drinks were great but the company was even better. A massive thank you to adidas Originals for making this happen.

I would like to personally thank everyone for an amazing evening:

- Thank you Erik my partner in crime since the 1990's.

- Thank you Ralf aka 10Ari for making such a nice shoe and for bringing parts of your killer adidas catalogue collection to the table. Good to see you again!

- Thank you Martin, who has been with Sneakersnstuff for over 11 years. You've seen it all. Both ups and downs.

- Thank you Lars aka Pay2, my norwegian solebrother, b-boy extra ordinarie and hardcore adidas fan. Great to see you wearing the adidas Consortium 3-Way Superstar 80's in Cordura that we did together with Alife Rivington Club, Patta and limitEDition many years ago.

- Thank you Johan, our creative guy who has been making all our collaborations come to live for the last 6 years.

- Thank you Stefan. A true adidas legend that has been with adidas for 20+ years, Great stories. Always humble. I learn something new every time i meet you.

- Thank you Simon aka new guy at adidas for all your support with this and for always looking after the adidas section at our Stockholm store. Keep it up!

- Thank you and congratulations to Tommy the winner. Love people that are into a certain thing. Your thing is Stan Smith and nothing else. 2014 will be great for you. #stansback

- Thank you and congratulations Anders. Turned out we're the same age, grew up in the same Stockholm suburb and have many common friends. I salute you for standing first in line outside our store even though it was cold, raining and you'd already won a pair of Bahamas.

- Last but not least thank you and congratulations to Carl who flew in from London with such short notice (two days). Keep buying sneakers!

A memory for life.

What about the shoes? They sold out instantly. Thank you for shopping at Sneakersnstuff.

/ Peter Jansson, co-founder and co-owner Sneakersnstuff

Release info: Puma Suede Sapphire

Puma commemorates the 45th Anniversary of one of the brand’s most iconic and most classic of silhouettes this year: the Puma Suede. To mark this milestone, Puma is introducing the Suede Sapphire, an exclusive release named after its debut colorway and anniversary precious stone.

Each of the 450 pairs (globally) will come complete with a special leather sapphire case and packaged in the original Puma green box.

The Puma Suede Sapphire will release on Friday, November 8th at Sneakersnstuff.