The original Reebok Pump was made as a collaboration between Reebok's Paul Litchfield and industrial design firm Design Continuum. It was released in 1989, as a basketball high-top shoe. The shoe was quite expensive compared to other retail athletic shoes at the time, often costing as much as 150% more than the next most expensive athletic shoe on the market. It became something of a status symbol on urban basketball courts and eventually in suburban high schools.
Also a great song by a GREAT band: Foster the People!! :D
Nigga 1: Oh shit!! that nigga's gotta gun!!
Nigga 2: All y'all bitches bettah run!! Run hoes, run!!
Nigga 3: I got my 'pumped up kicks' on so i'ma be outta here before all these other niggas!! See ya!! :D