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Pump It Up! Reebok

Pump It Up! Reebok Advertising Button Museum
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PUMP IT UP! Reebok®
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Indigo text and Reebok logo within basketball outline on a coral background.

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.90 [in permanent marker?]

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Reebok’s “The Pump” was a line of high-top basketball shoes released on November 24, 1989.  At the time of release, The Pump cost $170, the highest priced sneaker on the market by $70.  The model quickly became popular in the 1990s.  The artist Gary Simmons immortalized the shoe in his 1991 piece titled “Pump It Up”, featuring bronzed Reebok sneakers on a plexiglass shelf.

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Weinfuss, J. (2019, November 24). Inside the rise and fall of the iconic Reebok Pump on its 30th birthday. Retrieved August 04, 2020, from https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28149048/inside-rise-fall-iconic-ree...

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AD0236
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