Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype Review

 

 

Reebok has its share of unforgettable models, and one of them is its first release of the Reebok Instapump Fury in 1994. It was intended to wow sneaker lovers, both through its appearance and shoe technology.

Since then, the Instapump Fury has been one of Reebok’s most popular, successful and enduring models, having launched over a dozen other colorways. In its 25th year, Reebok celebrated this iconic silhouette by releasing it in its original eye-catching colorway which consists of citron, red and black. Whether you are a serious long-time sneakers fan or have just been introduced to the world of sneakers (and sneakers collecting), the Reebok Instapump Fury is really a must to add to your shoe lineup.

The Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype (sometimes called Reebok Instapump Fury OG) was released on March 22, 2019 at the original sales price of $200.

There is definitely some secrets to Reebok Instapump Fury’s popularity, success and unshakeable appeal after over two decades and after all that stiff competition. On paper and according to fans of the sneaker, it has been widely described as as a lightweight shoe (despite its rather chunky appearance) having an excellent cushioning and shock absorption… and most of all, a superior customized fit through its legendary Pump technology.

In the world of athletic footwear, it’s these two things – cushioning and fit – that have posed the biggest challenge for all basketball sneakers makers. And such challenges were no differet to Reebok, who was looking for a new shoe technology that would be able to stand up to the bigger brands, notably Nike and Air Jordan.

In 1989, Reebok finally launched a new shoe technology called the Pump. It consists of air chambers through a mechanism on the shoe’s tongue. You can either inflate or deflate the tongue manually for a more comfortable and customized fit – cool, isn’t it?

In 1991, Reebok launched the first pair of shoes, also called Pump; three years later another model with the same basic Pump technology was released, and that is the now-famous Reebok Instapump Fury.

It’s the superior customized fitting that makes the biggest reason behind Reebok Instapump Fury’s popularity and success. Even this new generation of sneaker lovers are amazed at this shoe’s Pump technology that still never fails to provide superior customized fitting, after all these years. It also has the Hexameron cushioning unit in the heel that is still responsive no matter how you move, while providing stability and traction at the same time through hexagon-shaped pattern.

Other unique features are the GraphLite arch bridge technology that takes off about 30% volume of the shoe’s midsole unit, making it more lightweight.

The Reebok Instapump Fury’s retro-futuristic and no-lace silhouette still appeals to a lot of sneaker lovers, which also accounts for its longevity. It still looks great whether with your basketball jersey or any other outfit. In fact, it has crossed outside the hardcourt and has also become a fashionable shoe. Because of its cutting-edge technology and great looks, it is little doubt that the public’s interest towards the Reebok Instapump Fury will ever wane.

Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype

Release date: March 22, 2019

Style code: V47514

Colors: Black/Hyper Green Red-White

Original sales price: $200