J.J. Watt releasing Iverson-inspired shoes

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Allen Iverson’s influence obviously stretches far beyond basketball. 

You can count five-time Pro Bowler J.J. Watt among the many who are fans of Iverson. The Texans defensive end announced Tuesday morning that his “JJ IV” Reebok training shoes are inspired by Iverson’s “Question” shoes. There’s a charitable element, too, with Watt saying a pair of shoes will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia for every pair purchased.

The design isn’t too far off from what Iverson was wearing during his Rookie of the Year campaign, though the look is a bit sleeker and more modern, and of course the shoes are for a different purpose. 

Reebok continues to go back to the Iverson well. Josh Richardson wore the Question Mid “Double Cross” during this season, and Trey Burke was also excited about the release of those shoes back when he was a Sixer.