Ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to consider the Reebok pump. Created in 1989, this shoe was designed to make young boys run faster, jump higher, eff around and get triple doubles. I saw my brother go through pair after pair, hoping that maybe he’d finally be able to palm a basketball.
Cut to 2010, and Foster the People have come out with a sizzling summer jam called “Pumped Up Kicks.” With coolly lackadaisical whistling and muffled vocals, this song creeps along until its infectious chorus contaminates your brain…in a good way, of course.
As it goes, “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks/ You better run, better run, outrun my gun…” Break out those Reebok Pumps; you gotta run faster than that bullet.