Just for a moment, let us forget about Dallas Cowboys‘ current 4-5 season and revisit its “golden era”, the 1990s. Then an unstoppable force on the football field, the Cowboys made to nearly all the NFL Playoff during those ten years, not to mention consecutive Division Championship titles from 1992 to 1996, three Conference Championship titles, and football’s most enduring symbol of success, three Super Bowl titles. It was in this environment of “winning as a mean of survival” that running back Emmitt Smith flourished. Not only he still holds the NFL record as the league’s all-time rushing leader, Smith also became the first and only running back to take home the Super Bowl championship, NFL Most Valuable Player, NFL Rushing Title, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, all in the same season.
Because Dallas Cowboys fans (and the State of Texas) hold Smith with such a reverence, Reebok denied numerous requests to relaunch Smith’s signature footwear then, the Reebok Emmitt Smith ES22. That long standing rule is about to change. After an absence of 15 years, Reebok and Reebok Classics will re-release the ES22 for the first time in its history. The signature footwear that helped Smith win a Rookie of the Year award, 4 Rushing Titles, 3 Super Bowl wins, 8 Pro Bowl wins, and a Super Bowl MVP award, Reebok Classics will also be launching them in the original colorways of Club Blue/White and Black/White. Each retails at around US$ 140, and already celebrities like Tyga, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Maurice Jones-Drew, Roddy White, Jamaal Charles, DeMarcus Ware and more, have all claimed their pairs. You can easily do so too. Simply visit participating Foot Locker locations on Wednesday, November 21st.
Release Date: November 21st, 2012 (Wednesday)