SNEAK of the WEEK [W13-19]

Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype
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Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype 
Price: $270
Colourway: Black/Hyper Green/Reebok Red [EF3014]

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There’s been a real glut of anniversary models of late, which is great news for sentimental sneakerheads. This week’s Sneak, the limited edition Reebok Instapump Fury Prototype, is a twenty-fifth birthday celebration of the first Instapump Fury that was introduced in March, 1994.

The original Instapump Fury is a very rare bird now (and then) because it had an extremely short lifespan. The shoe debuted with an overly soft outsole that had serious durability issues, and within five months it was replaced with an improved version that used a carbon-infused black rubber outsole.

The original prototype was developed by the Reebok Advanced Concepts team (RAC). It featured the renowned Pump, which had been created in 1989 as a customizable lock-down solution for basketball shoes. The RAC team wanted to introduce the concept to running shoes, and the result was the laceless Instapump Fury that used a Pump Full-Foot Chamber.

Reebok only offered 1,994 pairs as part of this special release. For those who missed out, an OG version of the sneaker is scheduled for release on April 5, 2019. And in case you’re wondering how the two models differ, we’ve charted the key points for you.

MODELInstapump Fury PrototypeInstapump Fury OG
PULL TABSNoneTwo
HEXALITE CUTOUTSThreeTwo
FOREFOOT SOLE COLOURCitronBlack
TONGUE LOGOReebok VectorReebok OG
PUMP LOGOThe PumpInstapump
INSOLE LOGORACPump Fury