20 Things You Didn't Know About the Reebok Shaq Attaq

Don't fake the funk.


There's no denying about how big the return of Shaq to the Reebok team is, nor is there any denying how big Shaquille O'Neal entering the NBA and signing with Reebok was 20 years ago. The Reebok Shaq Attaq is one of the most collectible sneakers ever created, in part because it was never re-released, but also, because the Reebok Shaq Attaq was bigger than life just like the man himself. The Shaq Attaq became a mainstream sneaker. People outside of what we now call sneakerheads knew of the Shaq Attaq. It was on basketball cards, video games, Pepsi commercials, movies and more. Which is what helped the shoes disappear from stores back in the day. With the retro version of the Reebok Shaq Attaq releasing tomorrow at stores around the globe, we thought it was only appropriate to share 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Reebok Shaq Attaq. Have a look and let us know some of your memories in the comment section.

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The Shaq Attaq Was Designed by Judy Close

The Shaq Attaq Campaign Spread Further Than Any Other Rookie Sneaker Campaign in History

The Shaq Attaq Was the First Reebok Basketball to Feature Speed Lacing

Shaq Directed All the Reebok Shaq Attaq Commercials

The Shaq Attaq Started Over Mac 'n Cheese and Ribs

Even Though The Shaq Attaq Was Made For Shaq, He Still Added His Own Twist

The Turnaround Time For Creating the Shaq Attaq Was Less than 4 Months

The Saying On the Insole Comes From Rudyard Kipling

The Shaq Attaq Unveiled Shaquille O'Neal's Logo

Shaq Attaqs Were Also Made in Incredibly Small Sizes

Shaq Had Versions of the Shaq Attaq You Couldn't Get

The Shaq Attaq is Not Shaquille O'Neal's Favorite Reebok

The Shaq Attaq was the First Reebok Basketball Shoe to Feature a Graphlite Shank

The Shaq Attaq was Only Made in Home and Away Colorways to Keep it Special

The Shaq Attaq Was the Biggest Project of Judy Close's Career

The Shaq Attaq Originally Retailed For $130

The Shaq Attaq Was the First Reebok Signature Model

The Original Shaq Attaq Samples Were Made in Size 9...and 20

Shaq Wore a New Pair of Shaq Attaqs Every Single Game

There Are Still Lots of Things About the Shaq Attaq We Don't Know