Later, gator: The Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid
By the time Emmitt Smith was drafted by the NFL, he had already broken the University of Florida's all-time rushing record and won the Southeastern Conference Teams' Most Valuable Player award.
So once he left Gainesville for bigger things - namely, a Hall of Fame career - what kicks were carrying him across the field in the mid-90s? The Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid, of course. Now, the company has released a Florida Gators colorway for this cross trainer, which was the first to ever sport the powerful Pump technology. This edition is a true homage to his alma mater, featuring a faux alligator textured skin and a palette of royal blue and white with electric orange details on the heel, eyelets and upper strap. Even the tongue seems to give a shout out to his collegiate days, popping out with a flash of gator green. Smith made some serious strides in these sneakers, and you can too after snagging a pair Oct. 18 at JimmyJazz.com or in stores.
What was your first pair of cross trainers?