Part of the Reebok era where the simple use of black and white designs had their basketball sneakers looking like Rorschach tests. The Reebok Blast was typically seen on the feet of Nick Van Exel while running the point spot for the Lakers and even Iverson during his rookie training camp with the Sixers. The shoe featured Hexalite cushioning and a supportive cut allowing Nicky to move laterally (and explode to the hoop) without worrying about rolling an ankle.