Allen Iverson is the Invictus Warrior!

Scheduled to release during the NBA All-Star Weekend extravaganza in February, the Reebok Answer XII is the latest installment in Allen Iverson’s signature series. The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons inspired color schemes are complimented by an elegant TPU heel graphic plate that features British poet William Ernest Henley’s poem Invictus. The prose describes A.I’s unfettered on-court attitude and potent will to win. (To read Invictus, please hit the jump!) Expect to see the Reebok Answer XII on shelves during NBA All-Star Weekend for $100. To learn more about the signature, please check back today. Images via K3Q of

Reebok Answer XII: Allen Iverson is the Invictus Warrior

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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  1. get em AI, don't let the doubters pull you down…anyone can be champs these days, it's all about the matchups…keep playin' hard, make the playoffs and anything can happen, maybe not until next year though when they get you some help down low…

  2. Can't do the reeboks only Nike's for my spoiled feet. Only shoes I wear wit no air pockets or shoxs is my Jordan's….das how i roll …i mean walk. Sorry AI but i did almost buy a pair of the Answer 1's those is still the tightest Bok's made.

  3. will cop I know they are some good balln shoes. Haven't bought an AI shoe since the answer I

  4. question: the Denver and Philly colorways bear the I3 logo, what logo is on the tongue of the Pistons colorway??

  5. the answer 12 r the best shoes 2 come out this year i love em i will buy every color that come's out

  6. wtf all star weekend is long gone nd i still cant find them……. does nebody knw nething?