Initially deliberate for a launch throughout NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago this previous February, the “Yellow Toe” Reebok Query, impressed by a Participant Unique pair worn by Kobe Bryant throughout his season of sneaker free company in 2002-03, had been ‘canceled’ by the model following the tragic and surprising dying of the legendary Los Angeles Lakers guard in late-January.
“It was initially slated to launch earlier this 12 months, however we pulled it from [direct-to-consumer] and wholesalers in mild of Kobe’s dying,” Reebok advised Complicated concerning the resolution again in Might.
Not a lot was stated publicly concerning the shoe following the cancellation announcement, however footwear designer Frank Cooke, who had a hand in getting Reebok to provide the long-coveted colorway, expressed optimism that it will finally make its strategy to retail. Now, we’ve got affirmation that’s certainly the case.
This fall, Reebok will launch an “Alternates” Pack that includes three footwear linked to alternate NBA uniforms. The “Yellow Toe” Query represents the Lakers’ Sunday whites. One other Query will likely be decked out in black and gold as a nod to the 1997 Philadelphia 76ers uniform change. There’s additionally a crimson and black Kamikaze II (debuted on the court docket by Montrezl Harrell earlier this month) that takes its cues from the late-90s Sonics alternate crimson uniforms. Lakers guard Quinn Prepare dinner debuted the “Yellow Toe” Query within the tunnel forward of Recreation 4 of the Western Convention Finals.
As of now, Reebok hasn’t introduced official launch dates for the “Alternates” Pack, however anticipate phrase to return down quickly.
UPDATE (11/16/20): Reebok has formally confirmed the discharge particulars for the “Alternates” Pack, a three-sneaker set that includes the Kamikaze II in black, inexperienced, and crimson in addition to two iterations of the Query Mid together with black and gold and Bryant’s “Yellow Toe” PE. The primary two iterations will hit shops on Nov. 20 whereas the final type is slated to drop in December.
UPDATE (12/28/20): After months of anticipation, the “Yellow Toe” Query Mid is lastly releasing at Reebok.com and at choose retailers on Dec. 31 for $140.
UPDATE (02/08/22): After first hitting retail in 2020, Reebok has confirmed that the “Yellow Toe” Query Mid is releasing once more on Friday, Feb. 10 at Reebok.com, Footlocker.com and at Foot Locker shops for $160.