Sneaker Spotlight: Reebok Pump Court Victory II “Miami”

Reebok Pump Court Victory II "Miami" Rear

Though it is often called the Reebok Court Victory Pump II “Miami Vice”, there is no mistaking the roots of this model which sits comfortably within the confines of the peninsula state known as Florida. While most people associate the return of the classics within Reebok’s archive with Swizz Beatz, the Reebok Court Victory Pump II pre-dates the super producer and has been the subject of many collaborations in the last 5-10 years. 

Reebok Pump Court Victory II "Miami" uploaded by  kid_sneakerness
Reebok Pump Court Victory II “Miami” uploaded by kid_sneakerness
Back in 2009, Reebok looked to the 80s television show “Miami Vice” for inspiration on the former tennis shoe. Pre-dating the famous, or infamous, depending on how you look at it, South Beach LeBron 8, the model played with Turquoise along the outsole as well as over the plastic eyelets and satin liner. Based in white, the model also features a pink gradient that extended from the toe to the heel. As with any good collaboration, colors aren’t enough to really set the model apart from the rest of the sneakers out there, so Reebok opted for the addition of a Flamingo on the rear heel just above the Reebok branding.
Often overlooked, the Reebok Court Victory Pump II “Miami” also featured a small reflective black tab at the heel, and a silhouette of James “Sonny” Crockett on the insole in colors that matched the upper. Finally, Reebok utilized the Court Victory branding on the heel to introduce a “Miami Vice” style font to the sneaker.
Reebok Pump Court Victory II "Miami" Profile
Known to many sneakerholics, the Reebok Court Victory Pump II served a successor to the original that was worn by Michael Chang. A true “tennis” shoe, the original was made famous when he wore it during the 1992 season. The newer model holds a slightly more robust build than the original and also features the Pump technology as well as Hexalite. Hexalite served as the core for a wide range of Reebok product in the 90s, including the Reebok Question.
Reebok Pump Court Victory II "Miami" Frontal
Released as a limited edition sneaker back in 2009, the Reebok Court Victory Pump II “Miami Vice” provides a bright look into Reebok’s recent past and most recently sold for well over its retail price on markets like eBay. So what do you sneakerholics think of this version of the South Beach colorway?

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