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After an extensive preview of 2012-2013 product releases from Reebok Classics over the weekend, brand Creative Director Swizz Beatz jumped on his Instagram account earlier today and shared a photo of what is believed to be the upcoming Kamikaze II retro.

Originally released in 1995 and famously worn by "The Reign Man" Shawn Kemp during his days in the Emerald City, the Kamikaze II was one of the most popular Reebok hoop shoes in the post-Pump era. The zig-zag design wasn't only a sign of the times, but a fitting look for arguably the league's aggressive dunker. Seattle-flavored dark green accents appear on the Vectors and midsole, while the rest of the shoe sports a simple black and white look. What they're going to do with the 'KEMP' embroidery on the lower lace loop is unclear at the moment.

If these are indeed the kicks that will drop next summer, are you happy with how they're looking so far?

Reebok Kamikaze II Retro Shawn Kemp

via @therealswizz