Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid “Florida Gators”
On his way to the NFL draft and his very decorated, Hall of Fame career with three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys in the ’90s, Emmitt Smith was a Gator at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. At the Swamp, the accomplished running back had an equally bright career with three All-SEC teams, the SEC Most Valuable Player award, unanimous first time All-American honors in 1989, and he broke the school’s all-time rushing records. To recognize this Hall of Famer, Reebok has designed the truest rendition of a “Florida Gators” palette, to date. The Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid “Florida Gators” will be available at UBIQ starting Friday, October 18, 2013 for $125.
It wasn’t a roll of a dice to decide which silhouette to use in this tribute. Emmitt Smithe wore these kicks in the league during the mid-’90s and they’re also the first Reebok’s cross trainer to feature the signature Pump technology. Now they’re decked out in royal blue faux gator skin with white while orange and green tackle detail duty. Green grabs areas, such as, the lining, eyelets, and on the Reebok Pump while white highlights areas on the upper, midsole, and the outsole. The shoe also features a gum based outsole and the orange continues onto the midsole with speckling on white. Like I said before, these shoes are the truest rendition of the Florida Gators’ colors, down to the Gator Green of beloved mascots, Albert and Alberta!
This issue of the Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid is actually the third Emmitt Smith signature turf training shoe to return in the past year and is, as of today, the second to honor the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with a colorway in his alma mater’s colors. This is not to say that this shoe was hastily released. Reebok has used premium, top of the line material for the Florida Gators. The upper is made of synthetics and TPU and features a cross top strap, while the bottom of the shoe is used with solid gum rubber. And, don’t forget the Pump technology in the tongue to add extra cushioning and for a custom fit for each player.
These Florida Gators Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid will be available for $125 at UBIQ starting Friday, October 18th – 10AM at UBIQ Walnut and 11AM online.