<p>The Shaq Attaq was not only Shaq’s first signature shoe, but definitely one of his greatest. Just like Shaq, the shoe’s design was big and bold, with eye-catching color blocking in Shaq’s Orlando Magic color scheme. A few years ahead of the Air Jordan XI, which is often credited as being the first basketball shoe to feature a <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/designed-for-flight-the-key-technologies-of-the-air-jordan-line-3019221" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">carbon fiber support shank</a>, the Shaq Attaq utilized Reebok’s Graphlite plate for extra support in the midfoot. The Shaq Attaq also featured the brand’s premier technology of the time, the Pump, for a customized fit and feel. The Shaq Attaq released originally in only two colorways, home and away Orlando looks, which both returned for the first time ever in 2013. The original Shaq Attaq remains one of Shaq’s most popular shoes ever, only competing with the Shaqnosis for most collectors’ favorite Shaq signature.</p>The second Shaq Attaq is certainly the odd-ball of the series, and a bit of a head-scratcher with its takedown appearance. You would think that Reebok would try to outdo the first Shaq signature, but instead they appear to have went the opposite route, creating a lower cut, Pump-less design. The Shaq Attaq 2 will remain an obscurity, as it saw little time on Shaq’s feet originally (only about half of the 1993-94 NBA season) and has little chance of ever getting the retro treatment with its lackluster design. While it’s not a bad shoe, it just doesn’t have the boldness of other Shaq models.<p>Shaq’s signature series got more interesting again with the third installment, the Shaq Attaq 3. It’s design is fairly basic, but returns to a higher cut and is (literally) pumped with more technology. The Shaq Attaq 3 debuted the Instapump in Shaq’s line, a modified <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/the-most-important-sneaker-technologies-3019223" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Pump</a> system which utilized an independent <a href="http://kicksoncards.tumblr.com/post/25162889710/reebok-shaq-attaq-3-ad-circa-1994-see-my-write-up" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="2">Pump gun</a> armed with a CO2 cartridge for fast an easy inflation. The 3 also introduced Reebok’s Hexalite cushioning to the Shaq Attaq line.</p>Shaq’s most memorable model since the first, the Shaq Attaq 4 is big, bold and beautiful with an ultra high cut and aggressive design. The Shaq Attaq 4 also featured Instapump technology and Hexalite cushioning. This shoe is quite important historically, as it was the shoe Shaq wore en route to his first NBA Finals appearance with the Orlando Magic in 1995. The Shaq Attaq 4 is the second “Attaq” series model to receive a retro release, returning for the first time ever in July 2014.