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Reebok Pumps Coupon: $20 Off Pumps Running & Basketball Shoes at Finish Line

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Coupons for Reebok Pumps
 – If you are looking for apparel for your favorite football team, check out the selection at finishline.com, and pick up a promo code for up to a 20% discount before you buy!

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Old School Reebok Pumps & Running Shoes: They’re Back!

Another shoe that brings me back to the days of my youth. I was 14 when these joints first made their debut in 1989, and its good to see them make a reappearance. Finish Line has a decent selection of Reebok Pumps – some look updated, like the Omni Lite “Notre Dame” that are navy blue with gold accents. And some looks straight-up retro, like the Twilight Zone’s white/blue/orange colorway which have the very prominent orange “pump” basketball in the tongue. Get a coupon and the price drops to almost as low as they were in the 90s!

If your order is over $70 get a 15% off coupon!

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These coupons are listed as “ongoing,” but may expire at the end of the month. Click over to our homepage if it has expired, or if you’d like to see our other coupons.

SGC_ReebokPump_logoSeeing these shoes prompted me look around YouTube for some old Reebok Pump footage. For your viewing pleasure, I have included them below:

1989 – Dominique “The Human Highlight Film” Wilkins calling out Air Jordans:

1991 – Dee Brown Pumps his Reebok’s to win the NBA dunk competition:

On-Site Promo Codes Work Towards Reebok Pumps: Running & Basketball Shoes

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Click above for the latest and greatest coupon codes for all shoes at finishline.com including Reebok Pumps!

*You should read: A history of the Reebok Pump from mentalfoss.com

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Chuck Taylor All-Stars: $10-20 Off w/ Coupon + Free Shipping

chuck taylor logoConverse Chuck Taylor All-Stars are one of the most iconic shoe styles ever. Now you can get them at the best prices ever with our featured coupons & promo codes for up to a 20% discount & free shipping on top brands like “Chucks.”

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Chuck Taylor All-Stars at Finish Line: Old School Converse Coupon & Free Shipping

Very rarely does a shoe achieve household-name status; “iconic,” if you will. The Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker by Converse is one of those shoes. Originally produced in 1917 as a shoe for elite professional basketball players, the Chuck Taylor, with its telltale white rubber sole and simple canvas upper, has become an iconic symbol of casual style.

Con’s, Chucks, All-Stars, or Chuck Taylor’s?

Whether you call them “Cons”, “Chucks” or “All Stars“, Finish Line has a bunch of different styles, for men, women and children. A few of the Chucks on Finishline.com are over $75, so if you are buying one of those pairs this 15% off coupon for orders over $70 will work for you. If your order is just under $70, throw in a funky pair of laces to push you over that $75 mark; they have a bunch of different kinds.

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So…who was Chuck Taylor anyway (and Who Were the All-Stars?)

chuck taylorSo, Chuck Taylor and the All-Stars are that old band that still play at casino’s, right? Oh yeah, I remember. He was that guy who averaged a triple-double in the ’65 Finals, winning game 5 with a reverse-dunk over Bill Russell, right? No?

Actually, the truth is much more mundane. Chuck Taylor was an American salesman for Converse, who launched the All Star sneaker line in the 1910s. Taylor started wearing them during his days as a high school basketball player, and after getting a job at Converse in 1921, suggested modifying the design to add more flexibility and support for the ankle.

By 1923, the All Star was renamed the Chuck Taylor All Star, and in the 1930’s Converse added Chuck’s signature to the design. In 1957 they released a low-cut version of the All-Star, and began to produce the shoe in multiple new colors. The rest is history.

So, Chuck Taylor Must Be a Millionaire, Right?

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, get paid! 

Sounds pretty cool to have your name on a sneaker, right? Well, over 600 million pairs of Chucks have been sold (the best selling basketball sneaker of all time, I might add), and old Chuck never received any royalties or commissions, even though his name is associated with each one… what a kick in the ass!

Lesson: Next time someone offers to name a shoe after you, ask for a royalty of a dollar from each pair sold! Actually, I hope they have a better deal with RUN DMC’s Adidas shoes!

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Adidas Originals Coupon: $10 Off Old School Adidas High-Tops & Shoes

adidas originals logoAdidas Originals – You might know them better as “old school adidas shoes,” or “RUN DMC’s Adidas high-tops,” but we know them as Adidas Originals. Get up to a 20% discount and free shipping with our featured coupons for Adidas Originals here:

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Adidas Originals Coupons: Old school discounts from Finish Line

Could it be almost 30 years since Run D.M.C. released “My Adidas” on their Raising Hell album? I remember buying that tape at Sam Goody.  I guess they’re closer to “classic rock” than “hip hop” now, and like Run D.M.C. these classic Adidas never went out of style. The Adidas Original should be a staple in everyone’s closet.

Many of the Adidas Originals cost more than $75 at Finish Line, so they qualify for this $10 coupon and almost all qualify for free shipping. That makes them the lowest price that we can find online, and almost as cheap as they were back in 1986!

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ADIDAS Originals: Don’t Forget to Use a Promo Code!

There are a few shoes out there that just have a timeless style all their own – Chuck Taylors (get coupon)Puma Suedes (get coupon), and certainly the Adidas Samoas. The Samoas are my go-to setup for when I want that casual, sporty look; they go good with jeans and a tee, and they can also add some flavor to a more dressed-up pant and button-down combo.

Luckily, Finish Line has put together a robust collection of iconic casual Originals – including Samoas for the ladies as well as the kids, old-school basketball shoes, tees featuring the iconic treefoil logo and even some crazy Chain Print leggings, circa 1986. (you must check these out).

ADIDAS Making a Push With Originals Line

Note: Adidas seems to be making a big push on the promotion of the Originals line, even dedicating an entire section to it on their Global corporate site. Everything old is new again, I guess. The best sellers are still there, but looks like they’ve freshened up a lot of the line as well. They are even promoting what looks to be a future collaboration with Run DMC. Head over to the Originals site to check it out, and be sure to come back to grab a

More about Adidas Originals: The Only 80’s Hightops Good Enough for RUN DMC

Adidas Originals are the heritage line of Adidas, and have a distinctly retro/old school feel. The sneakers in the Adidas Originals line are the only ones that features the distinctive “Trefoil” logo (the better known 3 stripes is called the “Performance” logo, BTW).

Actually, maybe it’s better that I let Darryl “DMC” McDaniels tell you about these shoes:

My Adidas By Run DMC

run dmc adidas“My Adidas
walk through concert doors
and roam all over colosseum floors
I stepped on stage, at Live Aid
All the people gave an applause that paid
And out of speakers I did speak
I wore my sneakers but I’m not a sneak
My Adidas cuts the sand of a foreign land
with mic in hand I cold took command…”

*Check the Finish Line release calendar to see if any more old school Adidas are coming out soon!

Related: RUN-DMC’s My Adidas & the birth of hip hop sneaker culture