words // Zack Schlemmer
images // Victor Sun

Reebok Classic has definitely been giving fans of the brand's 1990's output plenty to look forward to in the last couple of years, with the return of almost all of their best models from the basketball and training department. One glaring omission, however, has been the Blast, the explosive basketball sneaker worn by Nick Van Exel in 1996. It's a shoe that's been sought after so long that it even topped our list of Reebok Basketball Shoes That Need to Re-Release.

It looks like the wait is finally over, as we get a first look at the upcoming Blast retro from our associate Victor (@conkeror21) of Sole Collector China. As you can see even from this early preview, the Blast appears to be an exact replica of the original—in typical Reebok Classic fashion. Enjoy a first look below at the original white/black colorway, and stay tuned for all news on the return of the Blast as it breaks.